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Executive Positions, Nominations, Elections

             April 29, 2017 AGM

Your contribution to the future of PNIG is needed. Here is an opportunity to serve and support parish nursing in Ontario. As an interest Group with RNAO, we can play an important role in "SPEAKING OUT FOR HEALTH, SPEAKING OUT FOR PARISH NURSING".

Consider volunteering for a position on the executive for 2017. Contact Gloria Wiebe to indicate you intention. gloriawiebe@sympatico.ca

See attachment for position vacancies.

 

15th Annual PNIG AGM

The Courage to Nurse:  Practices to Sustain the Soul

An invitation to explore how you connect your soul with your role as a Parish Nurse.  With an introduction to Courage and Renewal touchstones and practices, we'll catch a glimpse of how to expand our capacity to listen and be present; improve our ability to build trustworthy relationships; and find the courage to live authentically. 

CNA Position Statement on Spirituality, Health and Nursing Practice

Canadian Nurses Association Position Statement on Spirituality, Health and Nursing Practice

June 2010, CNA issued their position statement on Spirituality, Health and Nursing Practice. The initiative behind this statement was the resolution put forward by PNIG at RNAO's AGM in April 2004, that "spiritual well-being be included in the WHO definition of Health". Dr. June Webber, Director, Department of International Policy and Development, CNA brought this issue to the attention of the International Council of Nurses (ICN).

Change in CNA membership from mandatory to optional - Questions and Answers

Changes to the CNA membership become effective November 2014. We want to ensure that our membership is clear on these changes http://rnao.ca/news/optional-cna-membership-qa

RNAO BOD makes important decision: Changes to CNA membership - November 1, 2014 -http://rnao.ca/news/rnao-bod-makes-important-decision-changes-cna-membership-november-1-2014

Article Published on Canadian Virtual Hospice website

Article written by Michelle O'Rouke has been published on the Canadian Virtual Hospice website. The article, Mindfulness and Reflective Practice: Enriching personal and professional growth can be found at www.virtualhospice.ca

Global News Item Features Parish Nurse, Jennifer Cameron

"Church is Good"

University research is showing a surprising link between good health and those who regularly attend religious services. Laura Zilke reports on recent research done by a McMaster University PHD Candidate,with the conclusion that "Church is Good". Jennifer Cameron, parish nurse at All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, is interviewed and talks about the "white collar effect".

Click on the link below to view the item featuring All Saints' Kingsway.

Nursing Week, Parish Nurses Featured

Parish Nurse Betty Behm, from Mount Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waterloo and Gail Noble, Benton Street Baptist Church in Kitchener were featured in article in The Record.

Article can be downloaded at

http://www.therecord.com/news/local/article/718248--parish-nursing-a-priveledge-area-nurses-say

Church is Good

Jennifer Cameron, Parish Nurse at All Saints Kingsway (Anglican) is featured on Global News Item

New Book Released

A must read for all Parish Nurses

Embracing the End of Life, Help for Those Who Accompany the Dying,

by Michelle O'Rouke and Eugene Dufour, Published by Novalis Publishing

"A compassionate guide that will enrich the spirit of all those who journey with the dying."

To order, please visit www.novalis.ca or call 1-800-387-7164.

 

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 10TH AGM

Our 10th Annual General Meeting took place on October 1, 2011 at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church in Oshawa.The day of celebration began with a full agenda for the AGM. Minutes and Financial report can be downloaded as an attachment.