BWHers Share Their One Shining Moments
BWH Bulletin’s year-end issue is a time to highlight BWHers’ proudest moments from the past year. We asked you to share one BWH-related memory from 2015 that was meaningful to you, and you offered touching stories about colleagues, patients, families, events and milestones that inspired you. We hope you enjoy these remarkable moments.
Over the past year, we have continued to promote our goal of strengthening Haitian health care by providing continuing education to health professionals in Haiti. One of the main focuses of our nursing team has been working on a research-based needs assessment regarding the attitudes and knowledge of Haitian nurses toward continuing education. One year ago, our team traveled to Haiti to conduct focus groups and administer surveys across Haiti at four different health care locations, including public and private hospitals. We have just finished analyzing our data and plan to submit to a peer-reviewed journal. This past November, we shared our results at the annual EqualHealth Conference in Haiti and presented a poster on our research. More than 85 Haitian nurses attended the workshop.
The over-arching goal of the Haitian health community is to learn, engage and work together and strengthen team-based care. The BWH community has been very supportive of our EqualHealth team, as well as our Haitian nurse partners—a true Shining Moment for us all.
Nadia Raymond, MSN, MHA, RN
Nurse, Intensive Care Unit Float Pool
Annie Lewis-O’Connor, PhD, MPH, NP, FAAN
Senior Nursing Scientist, Founder and Director of the C.A.R.E Clinic