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RN Profile: The road less travelled

Mobile RN finds late-career niche in northern communities By  Daniel Punch The trip from Thunder Bay to the tiny northwestern Ontario community of Upsala typically takes...

High rates of antipsychotics prescribed to adults with developmental disabilities

Implications for Canada’s hospitals By Yona Lunsky In August, we published the first Canadian population based study on antipsychotic prescription patterns for adults with developmental disabilities,...

Black health matters

Health leaders say racism and discrimination need to be addressed in healthcare By Ryan Joyce In a world where we regularly wake up to headlines announcing...

Reducing stigma, gaining compassion

By Courtney Morgan The Canadian Mental Health Association defines stigma as a negative stereotype. Individuals who live with a mental health condition are often afflicted by...

Trauma-Informed Practice improves care and promotes safety at Forensic Psychiatric Hospital

By Carol Swan More than three quarters of Canadians report they’ve experienced some potentially traumatic event in their lifetimes.  At the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in...

Culture matters

By Dr. Bob Howard Simon Sinek, in his book, Start with Why said, “Customers will never love a company until the employees love it first.” Like...

Worth a shot? A new way to treat opioid addiction

By Dr. Janice Mann When it comes to treating opioid addiction, preventing the severe symptoms of withdrawal – including drug cravings, anxiety, restlessness, diarrhea, sweating,...

Pathways to Recovery: New CCSA resource aims for a recovery-oriented system of care

Adopting a recovery-oriented approach for the treatment of substance use disorders September was Recovery from the Disease of Addiction Month (Recovery Month) in Canada. The fact...

What doctors can do to prevent medical errors during transitions of care

By Michael Wong and Stephen Routledge Medical errors can be costly for both patient and hospital. As defined by The Joint Commission: ‘Transitions of care’ refer...

Turning patient safety improvement ideas into reality through better training

By Kathryn Young Hospital staff have great ideas for changes that will improve patient safety, but turning those ideas into reality can be daunting. Where...

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