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Ginny Martins: Profile of a Respiratory Therapist as Multi-tasker

As a Charge Respiratory Therapist and Professional Practice Leader at St. Joseph's Health Centre in Toronto, Ginny Martins wears many hats. One minute she...

New hospital means more nurses needed at William Osler Health Centre

On November 21st, Ontario's Health Minister announced that William Osler Health Centre's new hospital campus in Brampton will be built and will open in...

A quality of work life survey

Are you happy in your job? Is it the salary and benefits? Or are there more subjective rewards-such as feeling valued, feeling that your...

Flexible dose asthma medication significantly reduces exacerbations

Canadian researchers have shown that flexible dosing with budesonide/formoterol was more effective in reducing the number of asthma exacerbations than a traditional fixed-dose regimen....

RN Career planning

In 2003 University Health Network (UHN) embarked on a four year initiative, designing and implementing a comprehensive career planning and development program for its...

“If you build it, they will come… and stay”

Hospitals across North America are facing the looming threat of a nursing shortage that borders on crisis proportions. Recently, the Ryten Report contained...

Be a wise consumer

Patient safety, medication errors and medical incidents are not only a concern of patients, their families, caregivers, and advocates but also of health-care providers,...

St. Michael’s Hospital partners with community to help remove barriers for foreign-trained professionals

Maureen De Ramos says it's all about giving back to a program that helped her realize her dream to work as a nurse in...

Hospitals prepare today’s teams as tomorrow’s leaders

For Ontario hospitals, the recruitment strategy adopted by human-resource executives is complex. They must reap the benefits of professional development by creating new opportunities,...

Empowered for healthier workplaces

The impact of SARS on our system of health care, on health-care providers and on nurses in particular has brought to light all too...

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