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CNA Webinar Series

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How you can get involved in the federal election

Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 12 to 1 pm ET

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This webinar is designed to provide further insight into the upcoming 2019 federal election. It will include reviewing CNA’s election priorities, as well as what nurses across Canada can do to be more engaged in the election and advocate for health-care priorities.

The objectives of the webinar are to:

  • gain knowledge of the federal election and what various political parties are prioritizing;
  • better understand CNA’s election platform recommendations;
  • understand the role that nurses play during the federal election; and
  • learn how to engage political candidates and parties through various activities and advocacy.

Presented by:


Sarah Nolan
Acting Program Lead, Policy and Government Relations
Canadian Nurses Association

Sarah Nolan is the Acting Program Lead for Policy and Government Relations at the Canadian Nurses Association, having joined the team in March 2019. Sarah is responsible for providing insight and strategic advice to the broader association in federal advocacy efforts and public policy. Prior to joining CNA, Sarah spent over two years in the energy sector lobbying the federal government on behalf of Canada’s largest electricity utility companies. Before her involvement working for associations, Sarah spent almost 10 years working in federal politics for various members of Parliament and ministers on files related to Human Resources Development, Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Status of Women and Industry.

Medical assistance in dying: Policy, practice, and ethical implications

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 12 to 1 pm ET

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The legalisation of medical assistance in dying (MAiD) in 2017 had significant policy, practice, and ethical implications for Canadian nurses. To better understand these implications, our team conducted a systematic review of nursing and assisted death, and a qualitative study of Canadian nurses’ experiences. In this webinar, you will have the opportunity to:

  • understand how contextual factors are influencing how MAiD is being enacted and experienced by nurses;
  • gain knowledge of what nurses consider to be good nursing care in the context of MAiD;
  • grapple with the moral tensions that characterizes nurses’ involvement, or not, in MAiD; and
  • gain important information to inform your own responses and practices in the context of MAiD.

Presented by:


Barb Pesut, RN, PhD
Canada Research Chair, Health, Ethics and Diversity
School of Nursing, University of British Columbia

Barbara Pesut holds a Canada Research Chair in Health, Ethics, and Diversity in the School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus. Her program of research seeks to improve palliative care by focusing on developing rural models of support, enhancing nurses’ competence, and providing care across diverse populations.

To watch recordings of previous webinars, visit CNA’s Progress in Practice YouTube channel.