Practice Matters: Margaret R. Duff, RN, MScN is a Faculty Advisor with the Nipissing University Scholar Practitioner Nursing Program in Toronto. She supervises nursing students who are based at University Health Network. In this 4-minute video Margaret describes her first-hand experience working on the frontline during SARS, the communication challenges experienced, and the strategies that she used.
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We have selected ten resources that provide relevant information. If you are pressed for time, we recommend the first reference from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
1. The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care provides a wealth of information on Emergency Planning and Preparedness. There are several links to other sites from there.
3. The World Health Organization (WHO) Evolution of a pandemic A(H1N1) 2009: April 2009 – March 2010 is a fascinating link.
4. Karen Titus: Keeping cool-headed in the face of SARS, College of American Pathologists, June 2003. An interesting cover story about SARS – specifically, how to handle SARS or suspected SARS specimens in the laboratory.
5. The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers: Pandemic Plan for College Members is an interesting link.
The following resources are for your interest and are directly related to quiz 1, question 6 (What are the contributing factors of a disease pandemic?):
8. La Niña
In the design of this course, we hoped to achieve the following objectives:
- Recognize important features of an epidemic and pandemic
- Describe the social impact of pandemics on individuals and interactions
- Identify communication skills and techniques to use in stressful situations
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