The disturbing sound of silence

The SRNA’s relentless attack on Carolyn Strom for the last two years has so far felt like a dramatic comedy. Their reaction to her critique of the quality of care her grandfather received in his final days has made us alternatively laugh, at the ridiculousness of the arguments of the SRNA, and cry, at the violence with which they…

Le silence troublant des institutions

La charge impitoyable que le SRNA mène depuis deux ans contre Carolyn Strom emprunte son ambivalence aux comédies dramatiques. La façon dont cet ordre a réagi aux commentaires de Strom sur la qualité des soins dispensés à son grand-père dans les derniers moments de sa vie nous a alternativement fait rire – le ridicule consommé des arguments du SRNA – et pleurer – la…

Nursing Students Want to Talk About Mandatory Overtime and Quality of Care

As final-year nursing students, we are concerned about the recent hospital funding changes in Ontario which are impacting the quality of patient care, and requiring both nurses and students to engage in increased amounts of mandatory overtime (OT). We are especially concerned that mandatory OT is becoming a permanent solution to staffing shortages, risky patient-to-nurse…