Category: CARE Magazine

“Bringing Care Home”: A unique home visit model – CARE magazine

A unique home visit model of care is making life easier for palliative and geriatric patients in Parkland County. That’s the encouraging story at the heart of the Fall issue of CARE magazine. Other stories include: Does poor communications lead to legal issues for nurses? Myth-busted!: People living with mental illness never really recover. Changing…

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Robin Williams and the stigma of mental illness

by Dr. Austin Mardon and Catherine Mardon (Special to the CLPNA supporting World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10.) We were just as shocked as everyone else to hear of the death of Robin Williams. The comments we heard included that he was in a better place, that his pain was gone now, that his decision…

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Learn by Heart: LPNs pioneer an Education Coach role – CARE Magazine

Nursing mentorship and teamwork help build a ‘magnet’ unit at Red Deer Regional Hospital’s Unit 31 with Licensed Practical Nurses relishing their role as Nurse Education Coaches. Explore this and so much more in the Summer issue of CARE Magazine. Included: More about CLPNA’s ten-year Strategic Plan; LPN Awards of Excellence celebrate the best in…

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2014 LPN Awards of Excellence winners and nominees

Diverse in background but united in spirit, this year’s nominees and recipient of the 2014 LPN Awards of Excellence represent the best the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and associated health professions have to offer. These special nurses were celebrated during the Awards Dinner on May 1 in Edmonton at the annual Conference of the College…

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Editorial: Is Collaboration Just Talk??

By Linda Stanger, CLPNA Executive Director. I am a Registered Nurse. I graduated from the University of Calgary, and have practiced as an RN in a variety of clinical settings and leadership roles. Being a Registered Nurse does not diminish my belief in the high quality of LPN nursing care. I am honoured to be…

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LPNs flourish in Public Health; Healthcare myths busted! – CARE Magazine

To find the fullest role in public health for Alberta’s Licensed Practical Nurses, look north to Fort McMurray! Explore this feature story and so much more in the Spring issue of CARE Magazine. Are international medical graduates the solution to the doctor shortage in underserviced areas? Canadian health care myths are challenged by evidence in…

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Brain Gain: LPNs in Clinical Neurosciences in next CARE magazine

“One of the most advanced (LPN roles) in Alberta, if not Canada.” Read how Licensed Practical Nurses in the Neurosciences ICU step down unit at Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary use teamwork to be on the leading edge. Catch ‘Brain Gain’ in the Winter issue of CARE magazine. Also: How do LPNs measure up in…

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Editorial: Staff Mix Changes… are the issues clear?

Recent changes in care delivery models in Alberta Health Services (AHS) are causing much discussion. Concerns are being voiced for loss of regulated nursing positions. The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) is also concerned with the potential impact of displacing nurses in a system already strained. However, there are some points to…

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Holistic Cultural Care featured in CARE magazine

Nursing the whole person draws on the contributions of a Licensed Practical Nurse’s (LPNs) unique skills: customs, language, relationships and way of life. In this issue of CARE magazine, how does “Holistic Cultural Care” impact home care at a First Nations community in northeastern Alberta? Also: The CLPNA’s opinion on Alberta Health Services’ staff mix…

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Summer reading: How about 7 years of CARE magazine?

Download hundreds of LPN articles for your summer reading pleasure using your computer or mobile device on our redesigned CARE magazine webpage. [Click to see all issues of CARE magazine] Magazines from 2006 to the present are available in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format or using our almost invisible-to-the-user digital publishing platform, Issuu. The PDF version…

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