Winter 2020

Update Magazine Winter 2020 Cover

In this issue:

Members across BC acknowledge their teammates as they rise to the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic during 2020 – the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. BCNU works to educate and empower members on occupational health and safety issues, and counsellor Amanda Burns talks about the importance of self-care.

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Featured Articles
Photo collage of BCNU members
Celebrating Our Profession, Celebrating Each Other

Year of the Nurse sees BCNU members rise to face the challenge of COVID-19.

Room inside the Legislature
Worker Safety Law Sees Improvements

Amendments will make compensation claims easier for nurses who have contracted COVID-19.

Portrait of Amanda Burns
"Get Curious" About Self-Care

Amanda Burns wants nurses to be informed about their own mental health and the importance of tending to ourselves.

Illustration of a group of diverse health care members
Stepping Out of the Shadows

A story about a nursing student's experience of bullying in a clinical environment.

Person in a crowd holding 'No Justice No Peace' sign
Apologies are not Enough

An interview with BCNU Mosaic of Colour Caucus member Ashana Ramsay.

Northern Health Authority public health nurses Terrace's Lindsay Willoner and Nancy Dhaliwal
BC's Forgotten Health-Care Heroes

Three Northern Health Authority public health nurses talk about how the pandemic has changed the way they deliver health care.

Photo of Lodesha Taylor
Doing the Thing She Loves

Lodesha Taylor charts a nursing path from Jamaica to BC.

Photo of Cheralynne Kennedy
Off Duty

Cheralynne Kennedy nurtures her connection with a rural Guatemalan community.

UPDATED: Jul 24,2023