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Quitting smoking? Quit the cold turkey

By Janice Mann and Sarah Jennings Quitting smoking. It’s an endeavour that strikes fear and loathing even in the bravest of hearts. And it’s...

Justice for all Canadians

By Dr. Catherine Zahn Since becoming the CEO of CAMH in 2009, I’ve received phone calls for mental health advice, guidance, system navigation and support...

Helping families navigate mental illness

By Amber Daugherty Steve Hagey describes the period of time before his wife was admitted to St. Joseph’s Health Centre’s Mental Health and Addictions program...

Five years of Canadian ‘firsts’ pave the way for decades of medical advancement

In 1922, Canadian researchers Drs. Charles Best and Frederick Banting discovered insulin as a treatment for diabetes. In 1950, Toronto physicians Bill Bigelow, John...

Tackling the misuse of opioids: Safe prescribing

Physicians in Canada are navigating difficult waters when it comes to the safe prescribing of opioid medications such as morphine, hydromorphone, oxycodone and fentanyl,...

Collaborate, communicate and educate: Moving beyond blame to patient safety

By Steven Cassel and Sandra Kagoma Safety is a priority for all hospitals. Provincial legislation and government bodies mandate that hospitals properly train staff, implement...

Enhancing fire safety with training and partnerships

By Michael Oreskovich At Runnymede Healthcare Centre, implementing effective fire management strategies supports the hospital’s top priority: patient safety. Inadequate preparation for emergency situations is...

Empowering healthcare professionals to provide high quality palliative care

By Jiahui Wong and Deyan Kostovski In Canada, cancer and heart disease remained the leading causes of death and were responsible for nearly half of...

Enhancing care through online learning

Online courses are quickly becoming the preferred way education is delivered to both university and college students as well as for staff in larger...

New free online accredited course: Methadone for pain in palliative care

Earlier this year Canadian Virtual Hospice launched Methadone4Pain.ca - a free, online course for physicians wishing to improve their knowledge and develop core competencies...

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