There is still a common belief that being HIV-positive is a death sentence, when in reality most people now reach the age of retirement, living with what is a serious, long-term illness. These inaccurate beliefs result in stigma and discrimination with often devastating effects.
Karen de Prinse RN, BScN, MN, CPMHN(C), has been practicing as a Registered Nurse for over 30 years and has been the Chief Nursing Executive and Director of Clinical Programs for Casey House for over eight years. Her current role sees Karen focused on professional practice, program development, research and continuous quality improvement initiatives and she is at the forefront of the design and program development for Casey House’s new Day Health Program and Casey House’s new home. Karen has extensive leadership and clinical experience in fields focused on serving marginalized and disenfranchised clients in both community and hospital environments. Coupled with this is Karen’s love for education, which has been a passion in her various roles for over 20 years in academic, clinical and community practice environments.
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