Are you a nurse or health care provider in Ottawa and Gatineau? Subsequent pregnancy support is something that is urgently needed in our community! The Canadian Association of Perinatal and Women's Health Nurses (CAPWHN) are holding a FREE webinar on May 10, 2017 at 12:00PM.
The topic is "The Role of Nurses in Supporting Families who are Pregnant After Perinatal Loss: Care, Leadership, and Advocacy.”
Perinatal loss has a pervasive impact on families. Families who experience miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death have unique care needs in subsequent pregnancies and beyond that are often not adequately understood or addressed by nurses and other care providers. In response to a gap identified by women who had difficulty finding adequate support and appropriate resources after a late term loss and for a subsequent pregnancy, the Women and Babies Program at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Ontario, initiated the development of an innovative program and new model of care for this population. The Subsequent Pregnancy Program is the first of its kind in Ontario, and one of only a few similar programs around the world.
Objectives of the webinar are to:
Megan Fockler (RN, MPH, Advanced Practice Nurse, from the Women and Babies Program at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre) will present the webinar.
In December 2015, Bill 141, also known as "the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness, Research, and Care Act" was enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario into law, the 1st and only legislation of its kind in North America. Through the Bill, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care committed to undertaking research and analysis on pregnancy loss and infant death that assists those who experience such loss and that informs the establishment or expansion of programs related to such loss. As the Subsequent Pregnancy Program lead, Megan Fockler was involved with advocacy for this new legislation.
The live 1 hour webinar is open to both members and non-members of CAPWHN. The webinar will be recorded and made available to CAPWHN members for future viewing.
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