March 2023  Kemptville, Ontario

Looking to the Future: Healthcare Workers Conference

General Panels

Monitors

Opening Statement | 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

The Human Health Resources Shortage: Working Collaboratively Towards Solutions

Laura Bulmer (OPSEU)

Monitors

Plenary | 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Small Group Discussion and Sharing

 

To end the panels, we will have twenty minutes in small group discussions to look to the future and in a wish list developed from the discussion develop an understanding of the road ahead. Following the breakouts, we will share the reports that will inform next year’s conference.

Nursing Panels

Monitors

Nursing | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Challenges Faced by Internationally Educated Nurses

Dr. Edward Cruz (University of Windsor)

Monitors

Nursing | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The Importance of Caregivers for the Health and Wellbeing of LTC Residents

Dr. Linda Garcia (LIFE Research Institute)

Monitors

Nursing | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

NCLEX Exam Prep Workshop

Nel Coloma-Moya (QuickRN)

The NCLEX Exam Prep is a series of 5 practice exams to help nurses pass their licensing exam and work in the health care industry. The first test provides an assessment of the gaps in the student’s nursing knowledge. The basic, intermediate and difficult levels are tests that move to progressively present questions that challenge that base of knowledge. The final Simulation Exam contains a similar algorithm to the NCLEX exam providing the student the opportunity to experience a simulation of the actual NCLEX exam.

PSW Panels

Monitors

PSW | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Co-op Worker Empowerment (Pt. 1)

Dr. Simon Berge (Home Care Workers’ Cooperative)

The session will discuss the potential for PSWs, and other care workers, to engage in co-operative business practices to refocus the care sector away from profit and toward quality care. Through the co-operative business model, we will explore the opportunities to add the voice of care workers to the management and governance of the care sector. Currently, the care sector focuses on one stakeholder group: the shareholder. By implementing a co-operative approach that incorporates a democratic system of one member: one vote it is possible to empower other stakeholders within the care sector, including care workers. Co-operatives have a rich history of addressing the needs of communities by empowering and giving a voice to those in need. This session will explore the co-operative history as well as provide a forum to discuss a co-operative future for the care sector.

This panel will be followed by Danielle Turpin’s continuation of the session at 11 AM.

Monitors

PSW | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Co-op Worker Empowerment (Pt. 2)

Danielle Turpin (Home Care Workers’ Cooperative)

The session will discuss the potential for PSWs, and other care workers, to engage in co-operative business practices to refocus the care sector away from profit and toward quality care. Through the co-operative business model, we will explore the opportunities to add the voice of care workers to the management and governance of the care sector. Currently, the care sector focuses on one stakeholder group: the shareholder. By implementing a co-operative approach that incorporates a democratic system of one member: one vote it is possible to empower other stakeholders within the care sector, including care workers. Co-operatives have a rich history of addressing the needs of communities by empowering and giving a voice to those in need. This session will explore the co-operative history as well as provide a forum to discuss a co-operative future for the care sector.

This panel follows Dr. Simon Berge’s introduction of the session from 10 AM.

Monitors

PSW | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

The Cultural Aspects of Ageing

Dr. Jie Yu

 

Attending Sponsors

QuickRN