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New training program highlights unique needs of older patients
New training program highlights unique needs of
older patients

Michener student wears an aging simulation suit, which restricts mobility and vision, to appreciate the experiences of frail seniors. A new geriatric training course developed by The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences in partnership with Baycrest Health Sciences aims ...


Doing things better without adding hours to the day
Doing things better without adding hours to the day

Dr. Chris Hayes is a staff physician in the MSICU as well as medical director of quality and performance. Photo credit: Yuri Markarov Change is all around us! Thousands of passionate people at St. Michael’s Hospital are working right now ...


Caring for the caregiver: Quality of Work and Life Program at Sunnybrook
Caring for the caregiver: Quality of Work and Life
Program at Sunnybrook

Marilyn Reddick believes that creating a family-friendly work environment and an onsite community is integral to ensuring a high quality of life for staff at work and at home. Photo credit: Doug Nicholson Responding to life and death situations is ...


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

New online portal to HIV education resources
New online portal to HIV education resources

Dr. Silvia Guillemi, Director of the BC-CfE Clinical Education and Training Program, observes a patient at the IDC clinic as Dr. Kali Gartner, a R3 Family Practice resident, looks on. The Clinical Education and Training Program at the BC Centre ...


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

Health care providers join forces to save patient’s life
Health care providers join forces to save
patient’s life

Leila Rahafrouz and family thank the team that saved her life. Photo credit: James Bradford. If you ask Leila Rahafrouz to tell you her story, she’ll tell you her strongest memory is suffering from a bad bout of the flu. ...


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

Third edition of training in Gentle Persuasive Approaches to Dementia Care launched
Third edition of training in Gentle Persuasive
Approaches to Dementia Care launched

Acquiring the proper form of care for a loved one living with dementia can seem overwhelming and often times hopeless. All methods of rehabilitation are not created equally, which is why finding experienced, compassionate, and effective health care providers is ...