Kingston Nursing Research Conference: Indigenous methodologies, Medical Assistance in Dying and COVID pandemic among virtual event’s highlighted projects

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By Mary Anne Beaudette

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on patient care, indigenous methodologies in nursing, and the role of nurses in Medical Assistance in Dying will be keynote topics highlighted at this year’s Kingston Nursing Research Conference. 

The virtual event, to be conducted via the Zoom platform, will take place Thursday, March 4. 

“The coronavirus pandemic is having a broad impact on nursing practice and care, and we’re excited to share the research of the nurse-scientists who are addressing the challenges of these times,” says Dr. Jacqueline Galica, Assistant Professor of Nursing at Queen’s University and a conference organizer. 

It is the first time the annual event will take place virtually. Registration fees have been reduced to $25 (no charge for students) to encourage participation, says Nicole Chenier-Hogan, conference co-chair. “Knowledge-sharing helps our nurses and nursing students find new and better ways to care for patients and enhance their professional skills, and this conference fosters those important conversations.” 

More than 20 speakers and poster presenters from Kingston Health Sciences Centre, Providence Care, Queen’s University and St. Lawrence College will highlight numerous topics during the day, including a care pathway developed at KHSC for improving the outcomes of the frail elderly in hospital; how mobile health is helping chronic disease patients during a pandemic; and current research into the effects of de-prescribing opioids in long-term care.  

Registration deadlines are Feb. 12 (earlybird) and Feb. 25 (final registration). 

Conference details and registration can be found at:

Barbara Patterson,
Conference Organizer