Town Halls (COVID-19)
All Town Hall events are free for all to attend. They allow us to share our stresses and successes in a confidential and supportive setting. Space is limited.
Date: June 2, 2021 Time: 1900 to 2000 EST Platform: Zoom.
Dr. Kim McMillan from the University of Ottawa will be presenting a synopsis of her recent webinar “Grieving when the dust settles”. This will be followed by group discussion on the topic.
“Grieving When the Dust Settles”
Over the span of the pandemic, nurses have been thrust into the public spotlight - deemed heroes by political figures and portrayed as such in the popular media, donning capes, and wielding healing superpowers. Behind these images and hero narratives nurses on the front lines of the pandemic are working tirelessly in at times, unimaginable conditions. The work that nurses have done this past year and will continue to do until this pandemic draws to a close will no doubt take its toll on a profession already disproportionately impacted by mental health concerns which range from burnout to post traumatic stress disorder. Covid-19 will likely exacerbate these concerns as it has availed nurses to unprecedented experiences of loss; not only the loss of human life, but the loss of a way of being and doing our nursing work. Nurses have answered the call, but at what cost? This presentation will attend to the aftermath of this pandemic, notably the suffering, grief, and bereavement that the profession will need to journey through when the dust settles.
Date: September 1, 2021 Time: 1900 to 2000 EST Platform: Zoom.
The general topic for this Town Hall will be about the Stresses and Successes of living with COVID-19 personally and professionally. More specific details are pending.