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Webinar: For the Love of Nurses: The 4Cs of Wellness - Courage, Connection, Care, and Compassion

PHO is hosting a series of webinars led by the Public Health Nursing Home Visitation Practice, Research & Education Program (PHN-PREP) to provide information to public health nurses involved with home visiting. The webinar series will focus on issues celebrating and advancing the professional practice of public health nurses. This presentation is designed to support nurse professionals’ well-being and mitigate burnout during the COVID-19 pandemic. It will explore the foundations of living a brave, joyful, authentic life through courage, connection, care, and compassion. As professionals, leaders and humans, public health nurses are in the business of helping other humans, directly or indirectly. As nurses help others, they can sometimes lose sight of their own purpose and joy. This session explores tools to reignite public health nurses’ purpose and find their way back to a joyful life in and outside of work.

Intended audience: Public health nurses delivering the Healthy Babies Healthy Children or Nurse-Family Partnership programs through Ontario’s public health units. Family home visitors and program supervisors/managers may also be interested in attending.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify two ways to self-protect from the effects of burnout.
  2. Recognize four key elements of wellness.
  3. Identify one wellness practice that they would like to practice.

Presenter(s): Dr. Lucy Houghton

Dr. Lucy Houghton PhD, RN, NC-BC, is a registered nurse, culture and resilience researcher, and a board-certified wellness coach. She holds Bachelor’s degrees in Biology, Exercise Science and Nursing, a Masters degree in Sports Medicine, and a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, Health & Human Performance. She has spent the last twenty years working in healthcare in emergency services, post-anesthesia, sports medicine, and developing country community health. Her research focuses on developing strategies to mitigate burnout, loneliness, and organizational trauma through holistic resilience, courage cultivation, and emotional competency.


The opinions expressed by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies or views of Public Health Ontario, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by Public Health Ontario.


Public Health Ontario is committed to complying with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodations to participate in this event, please contact 647-260-7100 or capacitybuilding@oahpp.ca .

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Updated 18 Jan 2022