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Shift Change

Jan 6, 2020

Today on the podcast we are joined by Kathy Reid. Kathy is a RN who has a Masters of Nursing and is a Nurse Practitioner. Currently she is the clinical nurse specialist for policy and practice at the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton, AB. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1983 from Queen’s University and her Master’s of Nursing in 2008 from the University of Alberta. 

Kathy’s research portfolio includes development of an e-book for families whose children have chronic pain, understanding the parental perceptions of the quality of their child’s postoperative pain management, development of Chronic Pain 35, an accredited high school course for teens with chronic pain. In addition she has written/co-written 4 book chapters on managing pain in children, and working with families. 

She was honoured to have been chosen as one of the 150 nurses for Canada in 2017, and in 2016 she was honoured by the Hospital News as a nursing hero. 

Episode Highlights

We start off by discussing Kathy’s focus on baccalaureate nursing at Queen’s and go on to discuss:

  • The power of volunteerism
  • Shifting from a clinical role to a management role
  • The types of people to surround yourself with
  • The legacy she’d like to leave
  • How to build your influence as a nurse

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