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The evolving role of nurses – and what has stayed the same
The evolving role of nurses – and what has stayed
the same

Cathy Szabo More often than not, when a patient stops to tell me about his or her experience receiving services from Providence Care, the key component of the feedback is not a critical review of the actual, technical care interventions ...


Moving towards different health care funding models
Moving towards different health care funding models

The challenge for jurisdictions funding the Canadian health care system is determining how to provide the best possible care for the best possible value. In particular, wait times and access to health care services are two of the most prominent topics ...

Posted: April 8, 2015|Data Pulse|0 comments

The broken telephone Pictionary during transition of care
The broken telephone Pictionary during transition of care

The process of coordinating Medscheck and medication reconciliation to ensure continuity of care during a patient’s transition through hospital stay. (ISMP Canada) Broken Telephone Pictionary is basically a game where a person starts off drawing a topic and the next ...

Posted: April 7, 2015|Safe Medication|0 comments

RN draws on personal challenges to help youth
RN draws on personal challenges to help youth

Almost 70 years ago, six-month-old Norma Nicholson was found by a police officer outside the gates of her father’s house in Kingston, Jamaica wearing only a diaper. The baby’s desperate and ashamed 16-year-old mother left her on a sidewalk with ...

Posted: April 5, 2015|Nursing Pulse|0 comments

Vaccines, parenting, and adolescent sexuality
Vaccines, parenting, and adolescent sexuality

One year ago I wrote a column on the ethics of paediatricians discharging vaccine-hesitant parents from their practices.  Since that time there have been some interesting developments on the vaccine ethics front.  Most notably we have experienced an international measles ...

Posted: April 4, 2015|Ethics|0 comments

Genetic testing of patients with blood clots: No brainer or no point?
Genetic testing of patients with blood clots: No brainer
or no point?

We don’t often think about the delicate balance of our blood. On one hand, we need to be able to form blood clots if we injure ourselves so that we don’t lose too much blood. On the other hand, we ...

Posted: April 3, 2015|Evidence Matters, Featured|0 comments

Share the patient experience, share your brand
Share the patient experience, share your brand

Amy Desjardins is President, Bruyère Foundation. Meet Sarah. Sarah was a 26 year-old newly graduated teacher who always dreamed of getting married. She had a met and subsequently became engaged to a wonderful man. Always the planner, everything in her “life ...

Posted: April 2, 2015|From the CEO's Desk|0 comments

A lifetime in long-term care
A lifetime in long-term care

Ontario’s long-term care homes are seeing an increase in younger residents with disabilities and mental-health issues, and many question if it’s an appropriate environment. Like many 24-year-olds, Michael Wedemeyer loves music, and gets excited discussing heavy metal and rap. “I like ...

Posted: March 1, 2015|Nursing Pulse|0 comments

Understanding generic drugs
Understanding generic drugs

Your hospital formulary likely includes a large number of generic drugs. Generics provide good value for money and can free up budget for newer drugs that are not yet available in generic form. But multiple generics can be confusing for ...

Posted: February 28, 2015|Evidence Matters|1 comment

Transforming the way we work together through integration
Transforming the way we work together through integration

Matthew Anderson is the President and CEO of William Osler Health System. As CEOs of the three largest health service providers in the Central West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), we have always considered our organizations as true partners, aligning ...

Posted: February 27, 2015|From the CEO's Desk|0 comments

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