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As part of our nursing week and palliative care week celebrations, Valerie Fiset, the Communications ENO for the Palliative Care Nurses Interest Group at the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, submitted a request for a proclamation for Nursing and Palliative Care Week in Ottawa. It started with a quick online submission to the City of Ottawa, followed by some emails back and forth with a Protocol Advisor at the City, about specific wording and translation issues. Val encourages everyone in their cities to request a proclamation next year – it is an easy and meaningful way to highlight Nursing and Palliative Care to the public!

Happy #Nursing Week, Happy #PalliativeCare Week!

A proclamation of Nursing and Palliative Care Week in the City of Ottawa

A signed proclamation by the city of Ottawa declaring May 6-12 Nursing and Palliative Care Week
A proclamation of Nursing and Palliative Care Week in the City of Ottawa

Nursing Week Lunch and Learn: Psychedelic-assisted therapy in palliative care

Hosted by: Mahoganie Hines

Presenter: Geneviève Lalumière RN, MScN

Date and time: May 8th, 2024 presentation from 1200-1300, Q&A from 1300-1330

  • What the recording here
  • See more past recordings on our Member's Page by logging into your RNAO account on the Interest Groups Page

Mindfulness Informed End of Life Care Teaching Opportunity 

Mindfulness Informed End of Life Care (MIEOL pronounced MIEL as in French for honey) is taught at University of Toronto's School of Continuing Studies and in conjunction with the Factor-Inwentash School of Social Work. We are a trans-disciplinary team of instructors who have a graduate level professional affiliation, have at least 5 years of mindfulness meditation personal practice, have professional and personal experiences with dying, death and end of life care. MIEOL is 24 workshops of 3 hours each on virtual space (Zoom). The curriculum is both evidence based science and practice based evidence. The curriculum is also set so that you can teach from this well
established content. We are looking to take on one or two more nurses for the teaching team.

If you would be interested in teaching in this program (PCNIG ENO Celina Carter is an instructor), please forward your resume and a letter of interest to Dr Michele Chaban MSW, RSW ( retired), PhD. The team is looking to expand the teaching team to include more nurses across Ontario. 

Michele's email is chabanmichele@gmail.com
With gratitude for any interest shown. Inquiries welcome.

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The PCNIG supports the Canadian Grief Alliance in the implementation of a National Grief Strategy. To learn more and support this effort, please visit http://www.canadiangriefalliance.ca.

Land Acknowledgement

RNAO’s work and the work of our members takes place on traditional Indigenous territories across Ontario. RNAO's home office is located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee, and the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This territory was the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, which is an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy and the Ojibwe and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 under the Toronto Purchase Agreement with the Mississaugas of the Credit.

Today, this land is still the home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this territory. By personally making a land acknowledgement you are taking part in an act of reconciliation, honouring the land and Indigenous heritage, which dates back more than 10,000 years. We encourage you to learn about the land you reside on and the treaties that are attached to it. Land acknowledgements are an act of reconciliation and we must all do our part.