On November 26, 2015, I am the closing motivational speaker for the University of Saskatchewan Regional Nursing Workshop at the Sheraton Cavalier in Saskatoon, Sk.
The conference will attract over 180 nurses who work in First Nations Communities in saskatchewan. Nurses in these communities are striving to lead change in the way health care is currently delivered, and to contribute to the improved health and well-being of first nations families in Saskatchewan.
First nations communities often struggle when they are rural and find it challenging to get essential services. A portion of the nurses are caring for families and members of the community they grew up in and currently live in. Other nurses will travel extensively from community to community. One of the hurdles they have is to determine if a health benefit is covered by health canada or not. Thus, nurses must also hunt around to get patients the care that they need.
There are four streams in the conference including: Home Care, Community Health, Primary Care, and Leadership & Emerging Issues.
The University of Saskatchewan is offering this event in collaboration with the First Nations & Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB), Saskatchewan Region, Health Canada, along with a planning committee of other First Nations stakeholder representatives.
I look forward to being the closing motivational speaker for the Regional Nurses conference for nurses serving first nations communities. I will present the humorous motivational speech, This Would be Funny if it Wasn't Happening to Me!