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Indigenous nurse research transforms health care

When you think of the nursing profession, chances are you think of nurses on the front-line administering care to patients. But nurses have another important role in the transformation of health care—as researchers. In 2019, Thompson Rivers University (TRU) School of Nursing, with support from Interior Health was funded by the Canadian Institute of Health…

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Partners make us better by sharing their voice

Marilyn Parker’s health-care journey has given her a unique perspective on how volunteers can improve the health system. At 40, she was diagnosed with asthma and now has epilepsy and is a chronic care patient. After moving to Kamloops, she had great difficulty finding a family doctor and learned the value of directing her own…

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Getting real about mental health

We are honoured to share this submission for Mental Health Awareness Week from Kamloops-based nurse Shanoa Enns. On the surface Shanoa had everything - an exciting new career in nursing, a new partner, tons of friends and a loving family. But as her mental health declined, she found herself in a dark place. It was…

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We are IH: Dr. Glenn Fedor

We are IH is a recognition campaign to spotlight Interior Health employees and medical staff – through pictures and stories. Name: Dr. Glenn Fedor Job Title: Family Physician, Senior Medical Director Years of Service: 40 Worksite: Cariboo Memorial Hospital Community: Williams Lake Ancestral Territory: Secwepemc (She-whep-m) Favourite Quote:  "Docendo discimus. By teaching we learn." Over his 40 years…

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Love of science leads to career in health care

Grade 11 biology class is where Dalyce Gouin discovered a love for science. When watching the movie Outbreak during a lesson on viruses, she was fascinated by the idea of preventing and controlling infection. She was hooked, and she took her passions into a career in nursing and a leadership role during the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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PRH Champions: Caring for people runs in the family

To say Anne Morgenstern has a strong connection to health-care in Penticton might be putting it a bit lightly. Currently the Clinical Operations Manager in the PRH emergency department, Anne comes from a family of health-care professionals. Her late mother enjoyed a 30 year nursing career, which included a stint working together with her daughter…

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