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October 2018

In this issue: Read our interview with BCNU President Christine Sorensen on her vision for the province’s largest health-sector union. Learn how the Enhanced Disability Management Program helped one member embark on a new nursing career. And find out how members are using the union’s humanitarian mission fund to help make a difference and apply their skills in countries around the world.

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Change Maker

Update Magazine sat down recently with BCNU President Christine Sorensen to talk about activism, advocacy and leading the province's largest health-sector union into the future.

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Canadians Need Drugs and Pharmacare is the Dispensary

Canada is the only country in the world with a national public health-care system that does not include pharmacare. Our country’s patchwork system of prescription drug funding means there is uneven access to prescription drugs.​  


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Cochlear Implant Leads to New Nursing Career

The mysterious noise in Jordona Hubber’s right ear started as a quiet buzz. It began in 2009 and became progressively louder as it also moved into her other ear.​ 


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'Rock Bottom'

“I have never had to advocate so much!” exclaims Renata Lalonde. The seasoned nurse has spent the last 15 years working at Burnaby Hospital, where she began in the surgical ward and emergency department. But for the last three years she has worked in the post-anesthesia care unit.



On a Mission

BCNU values nurses who volunteer their time to provide care to people and communities in need outside of Canada, and the union’s Humanitarian Mission Fund supports members participating in this important work.


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Updated: 10/15/2018 9:58 AM

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