17th Annual Health Care Stewards Conference
The 17th annual health care conference took place on May 6 & 7, 2019. Stewards from addiction treatment centres, retirement homes, community health, long-term care facilities, emergency services, and more participated.
The opening of this year’s conference coincided with the start of Nurses’ Week. The week recognizes the dedication of our Registered Nurses (RNs), Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs), and Nurse Practitioners (NPs).
President Haggerty opened the conference and welcomed all the delegates. He spoke briefly about the need to stay active in politics. We need to ensure at all levels of government hears the voices of working people and families. Patients and staff suffer when the government makes funding cuts to our health care system.
Over the last several years, our Health Care Stewards have taken part in a number of training sessions about diversity. Personality Dimensions adds yet another skillset in this area. Once participants identify their own traits, it becomes easier to understand what motivates others. This can be especially helpful when dealing with patients and families in our health care facilities.
The Personality Dimensions training focused on how individuals can work toward enhanced communication and interaction with others through self-reflection and constant learning.
Thank you to all the Stewards who took part in this year’s conference for sharing your personal experiences and for listening to others with respect. The conference was a great success because of your participation and dedication.