Advocacy Blog

Welcome to the Advocacy Blog!

We will be posting information here on items related to advocacy from time to time. Remember to check back often!

AGNA and CGNA are often asked to comment on various topics pertaining to care of older adults, the gerontological nursing profession and the healthcare system.

Here are a few ways you can help:

  • Volunteer for the AGNA Advocacy Committee
  • Inform AGNA about Advocacy resources you are aware of and would like to see posted/shared
  • Become an advocate for care of older adults, the profession and changes to the healthcare system in your community and/or areas of influence

Email us at advocacy@agna.ca with your information and ideas!

 

Senate Committee publication on dementia

Posted by on Mar 4, 2017 in Advocacy Blog, Provincial Blog | 0 comments

The Senate has published their report on Dementia this past week with 29 recommendations. Please see the report here: Senate Committee Report on Dementia

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CIHR Institute of Aging February Newsletter

Posted by on Feb 20, 2017 in Advocacy Blog | 0 comments

CIHR Institute of Aging February Newsletter

The Institutes February 9 Newsletter is now available.

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Links concerning Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017 in Advocacy Blog, Health System News, Provincial Blog | 0 comments

For information and background on medical assistance in dying in Canada, see:

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CARNA’s MAiD Framework request for feedback

Posted by on Nov 14, 2016 in Advocacy Blog, Health System News | 0 comments

As nurses supporting older adults, we need to recognize the impact that Bill 14: An Act to amend the Criminal Code and make related amendments to other acts (Medial Assistance in Dying) will have on our practice. Please reflect upon your personal and professional views by reviewing documents currently in development by CARNA…

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CNPEA Newsletter October/November 2016

Posted by on Nov 5, 2016 in Advocacy Blog | 0 comments

Here is a text reproduction of the CNPEA Newsletter Oct/Nov 2016…

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Continuing Care Regulations Review Survey

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016 in Advocacy Blog, Health System News | 0 comments

Alberta Health Survey available on line

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Some Useful Resources on Advocacy

Posted by on May 1, 2016 in Advocacy Blog | 0 comments

Following is a collection of resources on advocacy which you may find useful…

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Depression in LTC and DAL Alberta: Request to Participate in Survey

Posted by on Jun 11, 2014 in Advocacy Blog | 0 comments

Online Survey Invitation:
Recognition and Assessment of Geriatric Depression in Residential Care Facilities in Alberta: A Mixed Methods Study of Perspectives and Practices of Regulated Nursing Staff.

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Event Notice: Calgary’s First Stomastroll will happen on…

Posted by on Sep 30, 2013 in Advocacy Blog, Calgary Blog | 0 comments

Sat, Oct 5th, 2013  from 9 - 11 am at MacEwan Park Rise in NW Calgary. This event is going on in multiple cities across Canada - including St. Catherine's, London,  St. John's, Halifax and Moncton - but Calgary's  is the only one in Western Canada. People living with an ostomy are much in need of media attention as we require awareness, lessening stigma, as well as funding.  At the moment there are approximately 200,000 Canadians and 750,000 Americans  living with an ostomy. The United Ostomy Association of Canada Inc. is a volunteer-based  organization dedicated to assisting all persons facing life with gastrointestinal or urinary diversions by providing emotional support, experienced and practical help, instructional and informational services through its membership, to the family unit, associated caregivers and the  general public. For more information and to get involved: The Calgary Ostomy Society is: www.calgaryostomysociety.com The event: Stomastroll can be viewed...

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The World Health Organization (WHO) makes Dementia a Public Health Priority

Posted by on Jun 5, 2013 in Advocacy Blog | 0 comments

   A new case of dementia is diagnosed every 4 Today an estimated 35.6 million people have dementia, this number will double by 2030 and triple by 2050 Total estimated worldwide cost of dementia (US dollars) was 604 billion in 2010 with this sort of breakdown in high-income countries (where most of the research has taken place)                        45% for informal care 40% for formal care 14% for direct medical costs WHO and Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) released a report called Dementia: A Public Health Priority in April of 2012 that addresses:                                          Etiology Prevalence and incidence rates Risk factors Dementia policies Health and social systems Care and caregivers Awareness raising and Ethical issues. The document goes on to provide these recommendations:                                       Governments need to create national plans for dementia Create Dementia-friendly communities Improved public and professional attitudes Improve Health and Social Care systems Support caregivers Increase priority of dementia research. To access this report: WHO and ADI Dementia: A Public Health...

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