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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Rules to care by

  • Be a good listener. Try to stop what you are doing, no matter how important it is, and listen to what your love one says. Talking may be your loved one’s greatest need at the moment.
  • Be trustworthy. Do not gossip about your loved one with the rest of your family or friends. Respect your loved one’s privacy.
  • Be dependable. Do what you say you are going to do, when you say you will do it.
  • Don’t be fooled by anger. Remember your loved one may be angry at their illness not at you. Don’t take anger personally or let it affect your caregiving.
  • Manage your emotions. Arrange a break if you are tired or grumpy. Talk to a family member, friend or your doctor to recommend counselling.
Two doctors in PPE looking over an older female patient with a respirator.

Alarming triage protocols

ARCH Disability Law Centre recently raised significant concerns about a draft document called the Clinical Triage Protocol for Major Surge in COVID-19 Pandemic, from Ontario Health. This document first released in March is meant to help doctors make difficult decisions about who will receive critical health care during the COVID-19 pandemic if there are not enough medical resources. ARCH has been working closely with disability rights groups in different ways to ensure that if such a document is ever needed, that persons with disabilities will not be disproportionately and discriminatorily impacted.

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Career Re-boot?

Stylish man with dwarfism in a wheelchair.

After months of maneuvering through the coronavirus crisis, nearly half of 500 office employees surveyed are rethinking their careers. Online interviews also showed that employees in this group:

  • Were 60 per cent more motivated to work for a firm that values its staff during unpredictable times.
  • Almost 50 per cent more likely to prioritize. their personal life over their job in the future.
  • 1/3 more likely to look for a more meaningful or fulfilling position.

COVID-19 True or False?

A near-constant stream of news, sometimes contradictory, can cause anyone to feel lost and distressed. Make sure to use reliable sources such as
the UNICEF and the World Health Organization’s sites to get information, or to check any information you might be getting through less reliable channels or visit: www.canada.ca/covid-19/coronavirus

Source: Robert Half

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