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Sizing up the evidence: Treatment options for Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH)
Sizing up the evidence: Treatment options for Benign
Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH)

Around this time of year we start to hear a lot about one specific area of men’s bodies: the prostate (and yes – the moustache). And much of the conversation seems to focus on PSA – prostate-specific antigen testing – ...

Posted: December 6, 2014|Evidence Matters|0 comments

Going inside Canada’s one-stop health care data shop
Going inside Canada’s one-stop health care data shop

Health and healthcare are always a major point of interest for Canadians. How many family doctors are there in Canada? What’s the wait time like in my local emergency room? How safe is my local hospital? Questions about health care ...

Posted: December 5, 2014|Data Pulse, Uncategorized|0 comments

A safe sleep
A safe sleep

Windsor NP Elyse Maindonald (left) chaired RNAO’s safe sleep BPG panel and says nurses must be role models to new parents like Hali Sitarz and her daughter Blair. It was early morning on June 17, 2004 when Yolanda Guitar and ...

Posted: December 2, 2014|Nursing Pulse|0 comments

The case for more strategic hospital-CCAC partnerships
The case for more strategic hospital-CCAC partnerships

Jo-anne Marr. With good reason, an emphasis on partnering to address the health system’s thorny issues endures. After all, if health care organizations work together and, as a result, perform better; patients benefit, communities benefit, the system benefits, and so ...

Posted: November 28, 2014|From the CEO's Desk|0 comments

Proton Pump Inhibitors: Are we doing no harm?
Proton Pump Inhibitors: Are we doing no harm?

Ongoing stomach and digestive problems can be miserable for patients – and are a common cause for visits to a health care professional. Patients are often looking for a prescription to help ease their symptoms and health care professionals want ...

Posted: November 17, 2014|Evidence Matters|0 comments

Flu vaccines and Ebola relief – do we have duties to get and to give?
Flu vaccines and Ebola relief – do we have duties
to get and to give?

Kevin Reel is one of Hospital News' ethics columnists. His column appears quarterly. Over 40 years ago, philosopher and ethicist Peter Singer published an article called "Famine affluence and morality". The piece argued that we ought to give, generously, to ...

Posted: November 4, 2014|Ethics|0 comments

Education program enhances dementia care
Education program enhances dementia care

Before every shower, Jerry* would resist, kick, hit and yell. Staff at The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) couldn’t understand why bathing caused him such anxiety. A dementia patient on the hospital’s mental-health unit, his methods of communicating discomfort were limited to ...

Posted: November 2, 2014|Nursing Pulse|0 comments

Engaging heads, hearts and hands
Engaging heads, hearts and hands

Sue Denomy (right) is President and CEO at Bluewater Health. Would your employees recommend your hospital as a great place to work, learn and grow? Would they say that they trust your organization? Bluewater Health is the largest public sector employer ...

Posted: November 1, 2014|From the CEO's Desk|0 comments

When providing care, put the patient into perspective
When providing care, put the patient into perspective

Irene Wald How did 80-year old Ambrose Wald fall out of a hospital chair specifically designed to stop patients from falls? It's a question to which his daughter Irene Wald, a nurse of almost 35 years, has never received an ...

Posted: October 18, 2014|Patient Safety|0 comments

Navigating confidentiality with suicidal youth
Navigating confidentiality with suicidal youth

Confidentiality has long been a cornerstone of professional ethics; in medicine it can be traced all the way back to the Hippocratic Oath. It stems from the recognition that patients (or clients) will reveal very personal and sensitive information to ...

Posted: October 11, 2014|Ethics|0 comments

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