Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Complementary Therapies Nurses' Interest Group (CTNIG)

Complementary Therapies Nurses' Interest Group (CTNIG)

Cost of interest group: $25; $10 for new grads/retired/unemployed; free for undergraduate nursing students
Website: http://www.rnao-ctnig.org

We are a professional group for registered nurses practising, or are interested in complementary therapies. Complementary therapies are becoming a part of health care for more people. More nurses are using it in their practice. Nurses in this growing field can benefit from sharing their experiences with one another and developing common strategies. RNAO, by fulfilling its mandate of "speaking out for health, speaking out for nursing", is supporting, acting as a resource for and raising the profile of nurses who practise complementary therapies.

Vision

To have complementary therapies recognized, incorporated and integrated into nursing and health care in Ontario.

Mission

Recognizing that nursing involves a holistic approach whereby all persons are an integrated mind, body, and spirit entity. The Complementary Therapies Nurses' Interest Group (CTNIG) promotes the practice of complimentary therapy as part of nursing practice. The CTNIG does this through support, recognition, networking, research, and political action as well as education opportunities related to complimentary therapy for nurses and the public.

Goals

  • Provide vision, support, direction, and leadership for the advancement of complimentary therapy in nursing practice, education, research, administration and political arenas.
  • Honour the advancement of complimentary therapy in nursing practice, education, research, administration and political arenas.
  • Interact with consumers, health-care professionals and related health care organizations and health-care systems for the advancement of complimentary therapy.
  • Influence the Ontario and Canadian health-care systems through political action to integrate complimentary therapy as part of quality, comprehensive health care.
  • Support nurses to engage in self-care practices.
  • Promote quality of work life for nurses through integration of complementary therapy in the workplace.
Benefits of membership
  • For self care
  • To receive words of encouragement and support from others who value complementary therapies
  • To find allies and new ideas on how to further raise awareness of complementary therapies
  • To keep your finger on the pulse of what is happening throughout Ontario in relation to complementary therapies
  • To increase your personal profile and that of your specialty(s)
  • To network with other nurses, health-care professionals and members of the public who are involved in complementary therapies
  • To affiliate with other complementary therapy providers and organizations
  • To access research information and opportunities with a focus on complementary therapies
  • To access education opportunities with a focus on complementary therapies
  • To become involved in creating policy related to complementary therapies
  • To receive the newsletter of CTNIG
  • To participate in CTNIG's annual general meeting
  • To add your voice to the pardigm shift toward integrative health care
  • To participate in changing nursing education, nursing practice and the health-care system in Ontario
  • To develop strategies for local involvement that will contribute to making all of the above a reality in our province
Check our website for more information

Contact

President: Kim M Watson chair@rnao-ctnig.orgpresident@rnao-ctnig.org
President-elect: Kelly Osborn
Communication officer: VACANT communication@rnao-ctnig.org
Education officer: VACANT education@rnao-ctnig.org
Research officer: Kathy Layte research@rnao-ctnig.org
Financial officer: VACANT financial@rnao-ctnig.org
Policy & political action officer: Charlene Schiffer policy@rnao-ctnig.org
Membership officer: VACANT membership@rnao-ctnig.org
Newsletter editor: Sandra Milley editor@rnao-ctnig.org