CAMH is celebrating National Nursing Week 2015, which runs May 11 to 17. This year’s theme is “With you every step of the way” - and CAMH nurses are, indeed, with our clients every step of the way. From admission to discharge, our mental health and addictions nurses work with clients to ensure best outcomes every time. With over 880 nurses making up CAMH’s over 3,000 person workforce, it’s not hard to see how vital their role truly is.
All week, CAMH is featuring stories on nurses from all disciplines, units and programs. Here are the stories to look forward to:
Tuesday, May 12
“Damn, I love this job”: how nursing becomes a passion
Registered Nurse Paul Koniec shares his passion for mental health nursing and why he loves what he does.
CAMH nurses drive change to meet evolving client needs
Kamini Kalia, Discipline Chief of Nursing, Professional Practice Office
From technology to relationships with clients to interprofessional teamwork, nursing has come a long way. Learn more about what CAMH nurses are doing to drive innovation.
CAMH: With Nurses every step of the way
CAMH Nurse Educator Christine Butler describes her journey through nursing in mental health, and talks about how her career has been shaped by her experiences in nursing.
Wednesday, May 13
Meet CAMH client Caroline Walker and take a walk in her world. Meet some of the many nurses who helped her along the way.
Advanced Practice Nurse Cheryl Rolin-Gilman
Mental health nursing gets a bad rap thanks to portrayals like Nurse Ratched. Find out what some, like Advanced Practice Nurse Cheryl Rolin-Gilman, are doing to fight that reputation.
Thursday, May 14
Meet some of the many nurses at CAMH and learn more about why they love what they do!
Other highlights throughout the week:
Celebrating Mental Health Nursing: CAMH is celebrating National Nurses Week by turning the spotlight on its heroes of mental healthcare -- its 880-plus nurses who are transforming the lives of the clients and patients they care for.
Happy Nursing Week!