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PROVIDENCE PEOPLE FEATURED IN NEW STUDY SHARING PERSONAL EXPERIENCES OF COVID-19

A unique research study with Providence connections that explores nurses’ lived experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic is the cover story for the Spring edition of Update, the BC Nurses Union magazine.

Led by Douglas College and Providence, the Photovoice study used “photography, reflection and group discussion” to share nurses’ personal experiences of their day-to-day lives during the pandemic. 

PHC’s Director of Research and Knowledge Translation, Agnes Black, worked with Douglas College School of

Nursing faculty Ruhina Rana and Nicole Kozak, along with student assistants Megan Scott and Lauren Wittal, to engage nurses, including some from St. Paul’s, in this study.

The Nurses Photovoice study involved compiling and analyzing nurses’ photos, poems and firsthand accounts of living through this challenging time.

“The voices of frontline providers, including nurses, are critically important,” says Agnes. “It is vital that we listen to and learn from their experiences as we work to strengthen our healthcare system.” 

Find the story here, including a preview of some of the nurses' recollections (pages 34-41).

This page last updated May 4, 2021 5:49pm PDT