Daily Media Digest May 9, 2023

Simulation exercises preparing new nurses for realities of workplace stress
UWindsor – Daily News
“Attrition, whether due to widespread burnout or early retirement, has created a void; young nurses are most at risk for negative health consequences due to work stress.”
TAGS: nursing, mental health, University of Windsor, University of Ottawa, Queen’s University

Opinion: The dominoes of the health care crisis can’t be allowed to fall on ICUs
The Globe and Mail
“Hannah Wunsch is a critical-care physician at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and a professor at the University of Toronto. She is the author of …”
TAGS: intensive care unit, pandemic preparedness, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Retinal diseases: New hopes for vision regeneration
Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM)
“The research team has discovered that it is possible to induce cells that lie dormant in the retina (glial cells) to transform them into cells sharing some properties with cone photoreceptors that allow us to perceive colors, read and drive.”
TAGS: vision, retinal degeneration, Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM), Université de Montréal

Nominations now open for the Health Research Foundation’s Medal of Honour
“The Health Research Foundation (HRF) of Innovative Medicines Canada is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the 2023 Medal of Honour.”
TAGS: Canadian health research, health sciences policy, Innovative Medicines Canada

Medical cannabis a valuable option for cancer pain relief
Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI MUHC)
“A new study conducted at the RI-MUHC suggests that, as a complementary therapy for cancer patients, medical cannabis could be used safely and effectively to reduce pain and opioid use.”
TAGS: medical cannabis, pain medication, cancer, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI MUHC)

JDRF-CIHR Mental Health Grants
JDRF Canada
“As part of the JDRF-CIHR Partnership to Defeat Diabetes, JDRF is pleased to support four new Canadian grants focused on improving mental health and wellness in people with T1D. These grants are each worth $1 million over 4 years.”
TAGS: diabetes, mental health, JDRF Canada, University of Calgary, University of Manitoba

Graduate students are the lifeblood of research and innovation in Canada
The Hill Times
“Current inflationary pressures have made it virtually impossible for some of our most talented students to undertake graduate training in Canada.”
TAGS: early career researchers, graduate training, Canadian research, University of Victoria