New 2017 AMS/RNAO Fellows Announced!

TORONTO, ON, October 13, 2017 – AMS Healthcare (Associated Medical Services Inc.) is pleased to announce the new 2017 AMS/RNAO Fellows. Recipients of the AMS/RNAO Fellowship will focus on building workplace skills to provide humane, compassionate and person-centred care.  AMS Healthcare is leading the way when it comes to advancing compassionate care within the healthcare community, aiming to instill and sustain compassion in the environments in which health professionals learn and work. RNAO (Registered Nurses Association of Ontario) is the professional association representing registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students in the province of Ontario, Canada. RNAO provides a strong and credible voice for the nursing profession to influence and promote healthy public policy.

The ten recipients of the 2017 AMS/RNAO Fellowships are:

#1. Darlene Bowman, Kingston General Hospital

Building Expertise in the development of co-produced quality improvement health literacy initiative in an acute setting

#2. Steve Cairns, Nippising University

An exploration of relational practice in online nursing education – Approaches and insights

#3.  Felicia Kontopidis, Saint Elizabeth Home Health Care

Building Cultural Competence in Nursing to Enhance Patient Centered Care Amongst the Underserved and Disenfranchised

#4. Mindy Lindstedt, Sault Area Hospital

Transitional Care for Geriatric Patients in Acute Care

#5. Louela Manankil-Rankin, Nippising University

Facilitating the Transformation of Self into a Relationally Compassionate Practitioner

#6. Denise McLaughlin, Hamilton Health Sciences

Collaboration: Operating Room Essentials (CORE), Leading Invasive Procedural Area Education Beyond the Perioperative Suites.

#7. Romeny Pierog, Kingston General Hospital

Evaluation and Sustainability of an Educational Program about Compassion Fatigue Awareness and Resiliancy for Mental Health Nurses

#8. Aubrey Sozer, SickKids Hospital

Increasing communication to improve the retro-transfer process in neonatal care: a quality improvement project

#9. Lucia Taggart, Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit

Supporting the Development of Caring and Compassionate Care in Nursing Students Within a Public Health Setting

#10. Carolyn Wilson, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Implementation of an Advanced Care Planning Curriculum for nurses in a Pediatric Rehabilitation Hospital

We congratulate all of the 2017 Fellows and look forward to the impact their work will have on patient-centred, compassionate care across Ontario.