Quality of work life among nurses in urban, rural, and remote northeastern Ontario

Speaker: Dr. Judith Horrigan, RN, PhD.

Speaker Bio: A full time faculty member with the School of Nursing at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, Judith has over 35 years of nursing experience in a variety of urban, rural and remote clinical settings as Northern Ontario and Ethiopia, East Africa. Her research interests include, quality of work life, healthy workplace environments, health services and policy research, correctional nursing work environments, and telenursing educational needs.

Webinar Description: Nurses have been reported to be the sickest among all occupations across Canada. The sustainability of our Canadian healthcare system to meet the demands of healthcare and healing for clients in urban, rural, and remote hospital settings is dependent on nurses’ health and their quality of work life (QOWL). Dr. Horrigan’s research sought to understand how Northeastern Ontario Registered Nurses (RNs) in urban and rural and remote hospitals evaluated their QOWL, examined similarities and differences of RNs evaluation related to their geographic locations, and to identify what QOWL and practice environment factors were associated with nurses’ stress. Join Dr. Horrigan in this webinar session to hear of her findings from two phases of research across northeastern Ontario and learn more of her recommendations towards supporting holistic client healing and nurse healers.

Any questions regarding Dr. Horrigan’s presentation can be emailed directly to jhorrigan@laurentian.ca.

Additional, peer-reviewed article from Dr. Horrigan on this topic can be accessed by clicking here.