Gero Nurses: Tales From the Front

Gero Nurses: Tales From the Front

Sharing the happy, uplifting, and unique experiences of the diverse practitioners involved in gerontological nursing.

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June 1, 2022 43 min

A recent graduate from the University of the Fraser Valley's Nursing program, Prab discusses her experiences working in an Acute Care for the Elderly unit, dealing with staffing issues, and the importance of advocating for patients.

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In episode 6, Lillian and Shelley speak with someone that is a friend and a colleague. Mariko Sakamoto is  a post doctoral fellow with the Centre for Research on Personhood in Dementia. She is a registered nurse with a background in community health nursing. Her research is person-oriented, and focuses on the first-hand experiences of people living with dementia. Mariko discusses how she got into gero nursing, understanding the imp...

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February 1, 2022 26 min

In Episode 5, Shelley and Lillian talk with Joanne Brown. A graduate of the University of the Fraser Valley's Nursing Program, Joanne worked with older adults before returning to UFV where she is now an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing. Joanne discusses the importance of building relationships to truly understand the person behind the patient.

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December 7, 2021 34 min

In this episode, Shelley and Lillian speak with an incredibly influential person in both their lives and their careers. Dr Alison Phinney is the co-Director of the Centre for Research on Personhood in Dementia at the University of British Columbia. Alison was also Lillian's and Shelley's PhD supervisor. She discusses her career trajectory, early experiences as a gero nurse, and the importance of research in better understan...

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November 3, 2021 42 min

Our third episode sees Lillian and Shelley speaking with Karen Pickford. Karen shares with us how she got into gerontological nursing before discussing some of the issues working with older patients in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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October 1, 2021 27 min

In our first "proper" episode of Gero Nurses, we talk with Ian Li who takes us through his story of how he got into nursing, how that evolved into working with older patients, and what he sees as a gerontological nurse’s role in the future.

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In this the inaugural episode, get to know the hosts Lillian Hung and Shelley Canning, their respective backgrounds, and what they want to achieve with this podcast.

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