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What’s on the 2015 Top 10 List of Game-Changing Health Technologies?
What’s on the 2015 Top 10 List of Game-Changing
Health Technologies?

With so many emerging drugs, medical devices, and procedures coming to market, how can health professionals, administrators, and patients identify the ones that could truly have a significant impact in Canada? That’s where the Canadian Network for Environmental Scanning in Health ...


A new approach to palliative care in the community
A new approach to palliative care in the community

A palliative patient at home. Most Canadians indicate that, if given the choice, they would choose to die at home with loved ones, yet almost 70 per cent of deaths occur in hospital. As well, there is an ongoing need ...


Providing methods to help children with chronic pain
Providing methods to help children with chronic pain

For many of us, describing physical pain can be as simple as saying “ouch” when we stub our toe. But as a clinician, what happens when your client can’t clearly communicate how much pain they are in? This situation is common ...


$100 million partnership in brain health and aging innovation
$100 million partnership in brain health and
aging innovation

Baycrest Health Sciences will lead a new Canadian venture aimed at optimizing the cognitive, emotional and physical well-being of older adults—across the country and around the globe. The Government of Canada 2015 Budget announcement included a federal investment of $42 million over ...


Kids and codeine: Eliminating the risk, for safer pain management
Kids and codeine: Eliminating the risk, for safer
pain management

Leanne Patel, clinical pharmacist and Dr. Anthony Crocco, pediatric emergency physician have led a patient safety initiative at McMaster Children’s Hospital that has eliminated the use of codeine, which can be harmful for some children, in pediatric care at ...


Reinventing palliative care for patients with dementia
Reinventing palliative care for patients with dementia

Unfortunately, certain diseases make it difficult for health professionals to deliver care in optimal ways. Those diagnosed with dementia have trouble thinking clearly and putting their thoughts together.  They tend to have trouble remembering past events clearly and may find themselves ...


Hospital News salutes Nursing Hero Nominee Carol Aird
Hospital News salutes Nursing Hero Nominee Carol Aird

Carol Aird. Carol Aird RN – Peterborough Regional Health Centre Carol graduated from the McMaster School of Nursing in 1977. Her first job was outpost nursing, providing primary healthcare to isolated communities in northern Manitoba and the Northwest Territories. In 1980, ...


Hospital News salutes Nursing Hero Nominee Shelley Wettlaufer
Hospital News salutes Nursing Hero Nominee
Shelley Wettlaufer

Shelley Wettlaufer. Shelley Wettlaufer - Mississauga Halton Community Care Access Centre I would like to nominate my nurse, and my colleague Shelley Wettlaufer whom I known for the last few months only. It is with great pleasure to nominate Shelley as ...


Hospital News salutes  Nursing Hero Nominee Yvonne Ramlall
Hospital News salutes Nursing Hero Nominee Yvonne Ramlall

Yvonne Ramlall. Yvonne Ramlall, RPN, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Whether in real life or not, a hero is someone people look up to for courage and inspiration. And yet, the fast-changing landscape of the Canadian healthcare dictates that our system needs ...


Hospital News salutes Nursing Hero nominee Patty Henderson
Hospital News salutes Nursing Hero nominee
Patty Henderson

Patty Henderson Patty Henderson, RN, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Markham Stouffville Hospital The world has changed very much since the days when Florence Nightingale was a leader – but some nurses who accepted the challenge to follow in her footsteps ...