A Message to Students – Our Future Health & Social Care Providers

  Gaining knowledge about dementia, and the person living with it, will help you no matter what career path you have chosen. You will be interacting with someone living with a dementia, even in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, because Grandma or Grandpa has it. Not only that, but statistically someone in your circle of…

Will increased staffing fix care?

  There are many staff working in today’s care homes who experience moral distress because they do not have the time to provide the kind of care they know in their hearts the people they support need in order to have a good life. There is much in the media about person-centred care and the…

Bringing life back into the care environment

The world is in desperate need of a change in the way we care for persons living with a dementia. The culture of care in many care homes around the world today is heartbreaking, persons with dementia simply existing, left to stare at empty spaces for hours on end, day after dreary day. Dr. David…

Why Haven’t We All Gotten Better at Helping Those Who are Dying

We are all dying, none of us are immune. Some will leave suddenly, some over a prolonged period of time due to illness, but all will eventually die. So why haven’t we all gotten better at helping those who are actively dying, especially in hospitals? Why is a good death seen as an oxymoron to…

The Human Factor in Nursing

  For as far back as I can remember I have wanted to be a nurse. I thought about medicine for about a second, then back to nursing. I am a caregiver by nature. I want to help people. I like to be needed. That is why I went into nursing. The opportunity to help…