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  • Change Day Ontario – Your Invitation to Join


  • Dr. Jacalyn Duffin Retirement Dinner

    Dr. Jacalyn Duffin, Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine at Queen’s University, will be retiring at the end of June. On May 28, 2017 a retirement dinner was held for Dr. Jacalyn Duffin, in conjunction with the annual meetings of both the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine and The Canadian Association for…

  • Compassionate Care Curriculum

    Is competent nursing practice synonymous with compassionate care?

    This research project critically examines the ideals of caring and compassion in the accreditation standards for Canadian nursing and pharmacy education curricula and health care organizations. We will interrogate the accreditation standards and formal curricular documents using accepted principles and practices of critical discourse analysis (see Leveraging Accreditation Standards to Promote Compassion in Education and…

  • Healthcare Professional Burnout and Resilience

    Mindfulness: More than a Buzzword

    Mindfulness is everywhere these days: on the cover of Time magazine and Scientific America; Google, GE and other corporations  have adopted mindfulness as a leadership, wellness and performance strategy; and a variety of apps are available to help you be “in the moment” (using your smart phone, the most distracting of all human inventions!). While…

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