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SMN Expo 2019: Deva Nation presentation videos

Passing along this information from Mary Ann Boe, one of our presenters at SMN Expo 2019:

Hello Nurses,

I’m very sorry the videos didn’t work at my presentation. You will get a much clearer understanding of 1) what an end of life doula does and 2) how a compassionate community can support people in their quest for well-being by viewing the videos below. Bringing together healthcare and community sectors builds social capital and creates an environment that can provide health promotion and support now and at life’s end. Thank you.

What is an End of Life Doula  ‘Practice for Death’
From the Conscious Dying Institute

What is a Compassionate Community
You can click on the video inside this Health Connections Mendip page

If you’d like, you can Join the Deva Nation community here, just scroll down to the bottom of the page.  Thanks! 

Mary Ann Dotson Boe, Community Weaver
Executive Director, www.DevaNation.com
Compassionate Communities
(651) 303-0744
maryann@devanation.com

Post expires at 12:00 PM on Tuesday, December 31st, 2019.

Volunteer Superheroes Needed!

Would you like to use your medical skills and knowledge to keep saving lives? If so, there are many exciting Volunteer Opportunities to explore. Whether you want to help those affected by disasters, assist blood donors, or support military members and their families, we have a volunteer position that is right for you!

If you are interested in learning more, please contact: mnrecruit@redcross.org

A Volunteer Recruitment Specialist will be happy to discuss an opportunity to fit your skills and schedule.

Or sign-up today! Start your application here: https://www.redcross.org/volunteer

Post expires at 12:00 PM on Tuesday, December 31st, 2019.

Camp Sweet Life opportunities

Camp Sweet Life Adventures, a summer camp for children with Type 1 diabetes, has a couple opportunities coming up that may be of interest to Southern Minnesota Nurses members:

  • On April 27, Dr. Rachel Singh (Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine, Mayo Clinic Health System) and Traverse Counseling and Consulting will be presenting information for families of children with Type 1 diabetes at the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota. The session runs from 2-4 PM. Student nurses from Minnesota State University, Mankato will also be on site for activities with the kids. See the flyer below for more information.
  • Camp Sweet Life Adventures is looking for staff for the summer camp, which runs from August 4-8. Training will be August 2-3. In addition to camp counselors, they also need medical staff, including nurses. See the flyer below for more information.

Post expires at 4:00 PM on Thursday, August 1st, 2019.

Undies for Everyone – Hurricane Harvey

Southern Minnesota Nurses is collecting new, unopened underwear to be sent to Texas for use by victims of Hurricane Harvey. Donations will be sent to an organization called Undies for Everyone for distribution. They anticipate that there will be a need and are planning for distribution through the end of the year. All sizes for men, women and children are needed.

Donations will be accepted at meetings and drop-off locations through November 2 at the SMN Nurses Expo. Drop-off locations are to be determined. For more information, contact Pat Shortall at 507-327-6907.

Post expires at 8:00 PM on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017.

Get out your 2017 calendars and mark these events!

Mark your calendars for these events that are coming up in 2017! More details will be posted when they are available.

  • March 5: SMN’s annual Bowl-A-Thon
    • Flyer and details coming soon!
  • April 18-20: 71st Annual LPN Conference in Saint Cloud
  • April 27: SMN’s annual Nurses Expo
  • May 9: Nurses Week Banquet (note change of date)
    • Details TBA

 

Post expires at 12:00 PM on Monday, May 1st, 2017.