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The scope of nursing is often not known so I would like to share a comment by C.A. Meilke, (2006) about what nurses do.

“Nurses are involved in one of the most complex, difficult and important professional roles in society. Nurses provide their services when patients are at their most vulnerable. Their relationship with patients is intimate, intense and often continuous for long periods. They must be skilled in dealing with the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and, often of relatives and friends as well, and they are responsible for keeping up with a knowledge base that is growing rapidly in all of these areas. They routinely deal with profound ethical problems. They function in a technical, political and cultural environment that is one of the most complex in society, and one that is often hostile to both their personal and professional needs and potential.”

Whistler has nurses that work in mental health, public health, home care, sexual health and emergency services caring for people with very diverse needs. We all know someone that has benefited by the caring approach of a nurse. If you meet a nurse during National Nurse’s Week thank them for being there when they are needed. I know I will.

Anne Townley

Nurse, Whistler Health Care Centre

 

Goal surpassed

To daffodil volunteers and corporate supporters:

I want to thank all of you for doing an amazing job this year on Whistler's 2007 Daffodil Days Campaign. The official numbers are in and we reached our goal and surpassed our 2006 results by raising a total of $11,492.59! In fact, thanks to your hard work and support, Whistler was once again the top fundraising community in B.C., which is amazing.

Once again, the weather this year was terrible, throwing everything at us — snow, freezing temps, sleet, driving rain and very little sun — so I want to especially say a big thank you to all of the volunteers who were outdoors for hours braving the cold. We could not have done it without you! I've put an order in for sunshine well in advance of next year's campaign — hope you can join us for the weekend of March 22 & 23 in 2008!

The RELAY FOR LIFE will be happening in Squamish this June. We're really hoping to have enough Whistler participants to form a team this year — and even if you can't commit to doing the 12 hour relay, but have a few hours to volunteer, Tamsyn would love your help.