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Nursing Matters

RN Edition

Summer 2017

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Medical assistance in dying: what is a conscientious objection?
Do you have questions about the RN practice hours requirement?
Nursing updates
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Medical assistance in dying: what is a conscientious objection?


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Until now, Jeff hasn't thought about participating in a client’s medically assisted death, but when a colleague asks him how he feels about it, he realizes he needs to sort it out. Does he have a conscientious objection to medical assistance in dying? What is a conscientious objection?

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Caring for yourself: self-care & fitness to practice
Taking pictures of clients: is it ever okay?
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Do you have questions about the RN practice hours requirement?

We often hear from nurses who are unsure about practice hours. If this is you don't worry, you are not alone. In this edition we want to take a look at practice hours, and offer up some tips and suggestions to help you understand the requirement.

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Want to learn more about substance use disorders? Free online diploma now available

The BC Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) has just released a new learning module to assist health care professionals who are interested in learning more about providing care to patients with alcohol, tobacco, and opioid substance use disorders.

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Blanket Ceremony strengthens culturally safe partnership with 23 BC Health Regulators

Representatives of the regulatory bodies that govern 23 different health professions in B.C. came together with the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) to participate in a Blanket Ceremony, led by Elder Leonard George (Səl̓ilwətaɁɬ First Nation).

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More FNHA updates

FNHA Clients transferring to PharmaCare
CRNBC commits to a safer health system for First Nations and Aboriginal People
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Get involved in your College: committee vacancies
Check your mailbox: 2017 Elections
Education Review Committee: Call for volunteers
2017 Board Candidates
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Conduct  Suspension notice: Catherine York
CASE STUDY  Volunteering as a nurse: what is your accountability?
News  My Professional Plan soft launch begins!
NEWS  Beware: Fake/phishing email purporting to be from CRNBC
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What if a client asks for information about medical assistance in dying? Sending them to a website or giving them a pamphlet strongly goes against my beliefs and values. Can I refuse to provide them with this information?

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If a client scheduled for a medically assisted death rings their call bell and their nurse is busy, can I refuse to answer and ask that another nurse do so? Can I refuse to be assigned to this client during the other nurse’s breaks?

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