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Interview

Challenges When Working With Clients at the End of Their Life

What type of personality is required to work in a palliative care centre that looks after patients at the end of their life? Chantal Laferrière, managing director of the Source Bleue Palliative Care Home Foundation sheds light on the matter. Unlike curative care, whose purpose is to cure a person with a disease, the goal […]


Jobs search

Job Search: How to Get Remotivated After the Summer Holidays

So you have taken a bit of a summer break in your job search, and that’s great – it’s important to recharge your batteries. But now you are having a hard time getting back into it… Here are some tips to get back into the game. Take stock If you have let go of your […]


Jobs search

Risks to Manage While Seeking a Job

Lack of money is the biggest risk faced by job seekers. Here are our tips of what to look out for and to reduce other risks from your lack of work. Financial risk The fear of financial fiasco may make you want to shorten your search by accepting the first job that comes along. No […]


Interview

What Happens at the Second Job Interview?

Employers are requiring a second job interview more and more frequently. This is an opportunity for you to present yourself in more depth and ask your nagging questions. Here are our five tips to make the most of this second meeting. Be glad Being called to a second interview is excellent news, and it means […]


News

The Nurse’s Role in Child Development

Since a child’s youngest years are the most determinant, it is important to follow his or her development and living conditions with great attention. For this, nurses are on the front line to detect a problem as well as to support and advise the parents. The first five years of a life are the most […]


Oddly enough

Are you an ambivert?

Neither extravert nor introvert, an ambivert is combination of the two… And for this person, holding two or three part-time jobs can be a good way to fulfil yourself professionally! Appearing for the first time in 1927 in the book Source Book for Social Psychology, the term “ambivert” is gaining popularity nearly a century later […]


Training

Why Do a Master’s or Doctorate Degree in Nursing?

It is often mistakenly thought that studying to become a nurse or to work in the nursing field is limited to a college diploma or Bachelor’s degree. However, there is also the Master’s and Doctorate degree! So what are the specializations, research areas and job opportunities? We talk about this with Caroline Larue, vice-dean of […]


Interview

Working in a Clinical Trial Laboratory

The world of clinical trials has its own pack of myths. However, it is a highly regulated environment, where technology and coordinators closely monitor patients, ensure compliance with ethical standards and the proper conduct of research protocols. Meeting with Marie Devaux, nurse and research coordinator, who practises at the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal […]


News

Home Care: Many Challenges to Overcome

Although they are passionate professionals in the home care industry, health and social services assistants (HSSA) have to cope with more and more obstacles to continue humanely practising their profession. Their working conditions are deteriorating in such a way that many of them are dealing with stress, fatigue and even psychological distress, according to a […]


Training

Dental Hygienists Do a Lot More Than “Cleaning”

Popular perception still often incorrectly confuses assistant and dental hygienist, limiting these oral health professionals to a function as a second pair of hands for the dentist. However, in the clinic dental hygienists play a crucial role with many responsibilities. The Ordre des hygiénistes dentaires du Québec presents the main lines of the profession. “Prevention […]


Training

Ambulance Attendant, a Dream Job for the Empathetic Sportsman

The shortage of ambulance attendants is being felt in many regions of Canada. Overview of the qualities required to become a prehospital emergency care technician. Do you want a profession that combines adrenalin and empathy, the joy of driving and a passion for health? “Those who have this profile are assured of finding work immediately […]


Company life

Do You Know How to Unplug Yourself?

Evenings, weekends, holidays: you can’t help avoid taking a peek at your work inbox to deal with details and emergencies or leave your phone turned on in case someone needs you. At a time when more and more countries are putting laws in place that favour the right to disconnect, learn about the best reflexes to completely cut […]


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