Duty to Care through COVID-19: Experiences of personal and professional resilience of Registered Practical Nurses in long-term care homes.
Collegial support, confidence in self and resilience are rooted in the experiences of RPNs. This was never more important for Registered Practical Nurses working in long-term care homes than during the COVID-19 crisis. Understanding the experiences of RPNs during COVID-19 is critical to inform the development of health, social and institutional policies within the LTC home sector. This research study asked RPNs to tell their story. Dr. Denise Connelly, Western University, will present the results aimed at understanding the experiences of RPNs during the COVID-19 pandemic through the lens of personal and professional resilience. This presentation will describe diverse perspectives about how RPNs worked in through unprecedented challenges. Results will be shared about how the research findings have informed development of supports, programs and resources by WeRPN to help nurses become and remain resilient in their duty to care in long-term care homes, and across practice settings during this pandemic and beyond. FREE Webinar - Register today! https://bit.ly/3vbeK3V