Compassion in Healthcare: Preserving Compassion Amidst a Pandemic

Compassion in Healthcare: Preserving Compassion Amidst a Pandemic

Preserving Compassion Amidst a Pandemic By Liliane de Vries A reality often overlooked when reflecting on pandemics is that compassion swiftly becomes an unexpected casualty. Historically, this has proven to be true, and although the severity and scope of pandemics vary, the erosion of communities during crisis appears almost certain. London’s Great Plague ravaged society […]

A Culture of Caring: Your Guide to Nurses’ Satisfaction

A Culture of Caring: Your Guide to Nurses’ Satisfaction

A Culture of Caring: Your Guide to Nurses’ Satisfaction By Liliane de Vries For most, work always seems to feel like, well, work. Day in and day out, employees embark on a never-ending grind to complete their next task, assignment, project, etc. So, it’s no surprise that a recent Gallup poll found that nearly nine […]

Patients as Partners: Personalised Healthcare on the Horizon

Patients as Partners: Personalised Healthcare on the Horizon

Patients as Partners: Why you should never overlook the human element By Liliane de Vries When most people (patients and providers) think of innovations in healthcare, technological advancement often comes first to mind. With rapidly evolving diagnostic tools, monitoring systems, and cutting-edge treatments, patients are experiencing a drastic improvement in care received, and this upward […]

“I am a Patient Care Manager. Do they even know I exist?”

“I am a Patient Care Manager. Do they even know I exist?”

“I am a Patient Care Manager. Do they even know I exist?” By Liliane de Vries It’s a common experience for patient care managers to feel as if they’re trapped in a paradox, exhaustively searching for a compromise to bridge two sides that appear diametrically opposed. “It’s like we are sandwiched between the two and nobody […]

Finding Joy in Work as a Nurse

Finding Joy in Work as a Nurse

Finding Joy in Work as a Nurse By Liliane de Vries Burnout is a complex, all-too-common, and seemingly inescapable reality facing nurses in Canada today. Healthcare is a rapidly-evolving career path that is as stressful as it is rewarding — and given the growing demands for time, energy and engagement — nurse turnover is on an […]