Celebrating 90 Years


    Once again, cash-strapped Ontario hospitals are making disturbing changes to nurse staffing models that will put patients at risk. While disguising these changes as "improvements" to the patient experience, these health-care organizations are reducing the number of hours of RN care their patients receive and in the process, compromising their safety and health outcomes. This is no way to save money, not in the short term and not in the long term – patient safety matters.

    The Ontario government is opening the door to changing the way the province's prisons use solitary confinement. On March 26, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services Yasir Naqvi announced the province would review its policies on segregation, particularly as they relate to people with mental illness.

    RNAO's internationally acclaimed best practice guidelines are now also accessible free of charge on the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository. This repository, offered by the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society of Nursing, was inspired by Virginia Henderson, an important figure in the world of nursing research. It is an incredible online resource that collects and distributes nursing research widely.