We learnt “what matters” to persons experiencing chronic illnesses: their family and friends, their daily routines, and their familiar neighbourhood supports.
Ste. Agathe Sanatorium
We honed our baseball skills. Patients dressed up in their finery to cheer their floor’s baseball team from their open-air balconies. Patients sang along with our “Flower Children” performance of popular Beatles tunes in the Spring Frolics. Special credit goes to Margaret (Marg) Hooton, Associate Professor of Nursing, for her support and refreshments.
We entered an 8-legged cow in the Douglas Hospital Carnival. Dr. Susan French, Professor Emeritus and former Director, Ingram School of Nursing, led our cow through the hospital grounds to our patients’ delight and laughter. We even caught the eye of a Montreal Gazette photographer.
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