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Support for caregivers of older adults with dementia

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019: January is Alzheimer Awareness Month in Canada. Did you know caregivers of older adults with dementia and multiple chronic conditions can find support online? Read More

Featuring: Jenny Ploeg and Maureen Markle-Reid

Falls are preventable

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019: “Falls are preventable,” says Professor Maureen Markle-Reid of the McMaster University School of Nursing and a director with the ... Read More

Featuring: Maureen Markle-Reid

Accelerated program students make Professionalism Pledge

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019: More than 80 BScN students took part in the first Professionalism Pledge Ceremony specifically for students in the Accelerated BScN Program on January 10. Read More

Featuring: Bernice Downey, Sandra L. Carroll, Joanna Pierazzo and Maria Pratt

New research aims to help prepare families caring for people with dementia for end-of-life decisions

Thursday, Dec 20, 2018: The death of a loved one is always hard, but when family caregivers are not prepared for it, it can make the final decisions very difficult. Read More

Featuring: Sharon Kaasalainen and Noori Akhtar-Danesh

Michael Varieur, Alumni Profile

Monday, Dec 17, 2018: Michael Varieur is senior manager with Canadian Mental Health Association, Muskoka-Parry Sound and the Manager of Quality Improvement. Read More

Social assistance plan isn’t for the people

Friday, Dec 14, 2018: The Ford government is not for the people. At least not for the young people I work with, writes Naomi Thulien. Opinion piece published in the Ham... Read More

Featuring: Naomi Thulien

New publication looks at cannabis use and depression

Friday, Dec 14, 2018: Study found that women who reported using cannabis reported higher levels of distress than their male counterparts. Read More

Featuring: Susan Jack

Federal health minister announces research on gender-based violence

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018: Two federal cabinet ministers came to McMaster University this month to announce a grant for research evaluating positive parenting initiatives, in a drive to help end gender-based violence. Read More

Featuring: Susan Jack

MIRA brings together two dream teams for major research projects

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018: Dr. Rebecca Ganann of the School of Nursing is part of the Dream Team of researchers at the McMaster Institute for Research in Aging. Read More

Featuring: Rebecca Ganann

Nursing professorship named for McMaster professor emerita

Monday, Dec 10, 2018: Denise Bryant-Lukosius has been selected for the Alba DiCenso Professorship in Advanced Practice Nursing. Her five-year term was effective July 1, 2018. Read More

Featuring: Denise A. Bryant-Lukosius and Alba DiCenso

Nicole Whitten, Alumni Profile

Monday, Dec 10, 2018: Meet Nicole Whitten, who works as a Public Health Nurse in Peel. Read More

Publications and presentations, Sept-Nov 2018

Friday, Nov 30, 2018: Read about the recent work of School of Nursing faculty. Read More

Former BScN student donates kidney to neighbour

Friday, Nov 30, 2018: Andy Clutton, a graduate of McMaster’s BScN program, donated a kidney to his neighbour. Clutton works as a palliative care nurse at McNally H... Read More

Unique study examines deeper needs of formerly homeless youth

Thursday, Nov 29, 2018: Formerly homeless youth need more than income support if they are to stay housed. Young people also require more intangible supports that have to do with identity, says Dr. Naomi Thulien. Read More

Featuring: Naomi Thulien

Chair will focus on Indigenous women's heart health

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018: Dr. Bernice Downey has received the Indigenous Early Career Women's Heart and Brain Health Chair Award. Read More

Featuring: Bernice Downey

Graduate student recognition awards 2018

Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018: Graduate nursing students Jasprit Pannag and Emily Belita were honoured at this year’s Graduate Student Recognition Awards in October. Read More

Featuring: Maureen Dobbins and Sandra L. Carroll

Hamilton NFP Team is honoured at President’s Awards ceremony

Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018: The Hamilton Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) Team, which includes Dr. Susan Jack, was recently nominated for the Inaugural President’s Award for Community-Engaged Scholarship. Read More

Featuring: Susan Jack

New article examines online tools that may help ease caregivers’ strain

Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018:   Family members and friends who care for older adults living with chronic health conditions often suffer stress and even depression due to t... Read More

Featuring: Ruta Valaitis, Jenny Ploeg, Maureen Markle-Reid and Diana Sherifali

Researchers from School of Nursing help map out future of Heart and Stroke Foundation

Thursday, Nov 15, 2018: Three nurse scientists from the McMaster School of Nursing were at the table when the Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF) of Canada hosted a daylong meeting to begin to map out the foundation’s direction for the next ten years. Read More

Featuring: Michael McGillion, Sandra L. Carroll and Maureen Markle-Reid

Seeking solutions to hallway health care

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018: Dr. Michael McGillion, an associate professor in the McMaster School of Nursing, participated in a policy discussion hosted by the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) at the Ontario Legislature at Queen’s Park on October 30 Read More

Featuring: Michael McGillion

Dr. Heather Arthur will be inducted into Community of Distinction

Friday, Nov 09, 2018: The ceremony will take place on Friday, November 16th at 4:00 pm in the Ewart Angus Centre, directly in front of the Community of Distinction wall. All are welcome to attend. Read More

Featuring: Heather Arthur

Advancing diabetes care and prevention

Friday, Nov 09, 2018: November is Diabetes Month. Dr. Diana Sherifali, an associate professor in the School of Nursing and a researcher specializing in diabetes care, has just wrapped up a four-year trial involving diabetes patients. Read More

Featuring: Diana Sherifali

CMAJ supplement on patient engagement highlights work by School of Nursing faculty

Thursday, Nov 08, 2018: Does engaging patients in research projects improve health research? Read More

Featuring: Michael McGillion and Rebecca Ganann

Students gain global health care experience in Guatamala

Wednesday, Oct 31, 2018: During the last two weeks of August, a group of BScN students spent time volunteering in Antigua, Guatamala. Read More

Nursing on the front lines of opioid crisis

Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018: For most, the news about the opioid crisis is troubling but it doesn’t touch us personally. For RN Tracy Hobson, it is a part of her daily work life. Read More

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