Jocelyn has been a Registered Nurse since 2007, and IBCLC certified since 2015. She is a graduate of the University of New Brunswick-Humber Bachelor of Nursing program, and a current student in the Masters of Nursing Program at Athabasca University. Jocelyn is a Fetal Health Surveillance instructor and will be contributing to regional perinatal nursing education through MNCYN, while also working part-time as a staff nurse in rural maternal, and child nursing and maintaining a small private practice in lactation consulting. Jocelyn is a homeschooling mom of four and lives on a hobby farm in Grey Count
- This event has passed.
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry Western University Special Virtual Grand Rounds-COVID-19 Among Racialized Groups: Challenges and Opportunities
24 February 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Dr. Upton Allen
1. To review the current burden and risk factors associated with COVID-19 among racialized groups, including African Canadians
2. To provide an overview of strategies to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in the above groups
Every February, people in Canada are invited to participate in Black History Month events that honour the legacy of Black Canadians and their communities.
Black people have been a part of shaping Canada’s heritage and identity since the arrival of Mathieu Da Costa, a navigator whose presence in Canada dates back to the early 1600s. Settling in the Maritimes, Loyalists of African descent brought with them their culture, talent and skills following the American revolution and over time, these have been woven into the colourful fabric of Canada’s history. Through their brave fight against enslavement, they helped to lay the foundation of the diverse and inclusive society that Canada now prides itself in.
Black History Month is about honouring the enormous contributions that Black people have made, and continue to make, in all sectors of society. It is about celebrating resilience, innovation, and determination to work towards a more inclusive and diverse Canada—a Canada in which everyone has every opportunity to flourish.
Within the medical fraternity as we celebrate Black History month, we want not only celebrate the successes, but also pause to reflect on opportunities to improve our understanding of the real or perceived barriers that this population faces in access to healthcare. Insight into such barriers will enable us to identify strategies to better deliver equitable care and promote trust between healthcare team and members of the Black community as well as other racialized groups.
To highlight unique challenges in health care that racialized groups face, specifically related to the COVID19 pandemic, the Pediatric EDI Group has invited Dr. Upton Allen, Head of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Hospital for Sick Children to present on COVID-19 among racialized groups: Challenges and Opportunities
Join the Zoom meeting here
Meeting ID: 924 1860 3170
One tap mobile: