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Staff engagement: What’s ethics got to do with it?
Staff engagement: What’s ethics got to do with it?

Jonathan Breslin runs J. Breslin Consulting, specializing in providing ethics services to hospitals and long term care organizations across Ontario. HIs column appears every month in Hospital News. Engagement of staff members and physicians is a significant priority in many ...

Posted: January 13, 2015|Ethics|0 comments

Continuing Medical Education and CADTH: Effective CME from an unexpected source
Continuing Medical Education and CADTH: Effective CME
from an unexpected source

Continuing medical education, or CME, has come a long way in recent years. At one time CME, also known as ‘continuing professional development’ (CPD), took place mostly at large conferences and meetings with didactic presentations. Only a few providers of ...

Posted: January 10, 2015|Evidence Matters|0 comments

An appetite for advocacy
An appetite for advocacy

For 90 years, the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) has advocated for healthy public policy, promoted excellence in nursing practice, increased nurses’ contribution to shaping the health-care system, and influenced decisions that affect nurses and the public they serve. ...

Posted: January 8, 2015|Nursing Pulse|0 comments

At Hôpital Montfort continuing education has its dedicated centre
At Hôpital Montfort continuing education has its
dedicated centre

Dr Bernard Leduc, CEO of Hôpital Montfort Hôpital Montfort, a 289-bed university teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa, delivers short-term primary and secondary health care in French and English to over 1.2 million residents of Eastern Ontario. Montfort ...

Posted: January 7, 2015|From the CEO's Desk|0 comments

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

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