Jennifer Harrison

Jennifer Harrison is the Professional Practice Advisor at the College of Respiratory Therapists of Ontario and has been a registered respiratory therapist for over 18 years. She has practiced direct patient care in various acute-care hospital settings, urban and suburban. A highlight of her career was working in a small community hospital just east of Toronto, where she was the only respiratory therapist on shift. Working there, her knowledge and experience were put to the test every day. She developed a strong sense of connection to her patients and the surrounding community. In addition to her respiratory therapist diploma, she holds an honors degree in Human Biology and a degree in Adult Education. She’s passionate about adult learning in providing safe and ethical care to the public. She believes that truly patient-centered care should include the patient, family and all of the caregivers on an inter-professional, collaborative team.