Kimberley Lacey hopes medical professionals and leaders attending the first regional Wounds Canada conference on the east coast will leave “feeling empowered to continue to bring best practices to their patients.” The conference features two jam-packed days of learning sessions, April 12 and 13 at the Halifax Convention Centre.
“As someone who sees the benefits of this every day, I just ask that people have the conversation with their families,” tissue specialist Cody Duncan said. “Have the discussion, know their wishes and consider if it’s right for you. This kind of giving is so selfless and inspiring. Your decision to do so will have a lasting impact for those receiving it and their families, now and for many years to come.”
Students at Charles P. Allen (CPA) High School in Bedford are taking a deep dive this week into what it takes to foster their own mental wellness amidst the pressures of school, peers, social media and uncertainty about the future.
Amanda “Mandi” Diane LeBlanc continues to live through the bodies and souls of others. This is possible even though she died on All Hallows' Day 2012. How does she live on after death you may ask? She lives as she gave the gift of life to others. Mandi is their “raison d'être” in the most literal sense of the meaning. She is their reason for being, just as she was ours.
Visitor restrictions are lifted on 2 East & West, an acute care unit at Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. The restrictions were put in place in March to help limit the spread of flu-like illness among patients on the unit.
“Imagine, a place where health care providers and allied professionals come together with patients and families to learn not about death, but about living,” palliative care nurse Katrina Patterson said of the Valley Hospice, set to open to the community later this year. “I can hardly wait.”
Whether you’re a member of Harbourview Hospital’s adult day program or recovering on the rehabilitation and restorative care unit, recreational therapist Kevin Stairs is there to help you reach your goals. “It’s about developing trust with those individuals that I work with,” he said, “and really, getting a sense of what their goals are, understanding their challenges and stressors, and giving them a chance to be heard.”
Nurse practitioner Maria Ceschiutti always saw herself working in health care. “I don’t know if I ever thought of myself as anybody other than a professional in health care,” said Ceschiutti, who works out of the newly constructed collaborative health care centre in Shelburne, nestled conveniently next to Roseway Hospital. “When I learned about nurse practitioners, I just knew that job was made for me and that was absolutely what I was meant to do."