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Trialing a nerve transfer procedure with promising results
Trialing a nerve transfer procedure with
promising results

Imagine the frustration of not being able to put your car key in the ignition.  Or not being able to hold your dog’s leash to go for a walk.  Most of us take these abilities for granted.  For people with ...


Putting patients at the heart of end-of-life care
Putting patients at the heart of end-of-life care

(L to R) Sonny Kisch, Bonnie Catlin and Dr. Sean Virani. New patient resources and clinical practice tools around end-of-life planning and care are helping empower heart failure patients in BC. The first of their kind in Canada in terms of ...


Electrical pulses in spinal cord prove effective for chronic pain
Electrical pulses in spinal cord prove effective for
chronic pain

Spinal Cord Stimulation  neurostimulators are about the size of a pacemaker (approximately 4 cm in diameter), and are typically placed under the skin of the abdomen. While we all experience pain, it is estimated that about 340,000 Canadians suffer from ...


Hospital News congratulates Nursing Hero Contest Winners
Hospital News congratulates Nursing Hero Contest Winners

Larisa Barbour. Photo credit: Doug Nicholson 1st Place Winner – Larisa Barbour, RN, Surgical Oncology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Larisa Barbour is the definition of a Nursing Hero. She consistently provides the highest level of compassionate, person focused care and inspires ...

Posted: May 6, 2015|Featured|0 comments

RN researcher helps marginalized populations
RN researcher helps marginalized populations

: Cheryl Forchuk is the assistant director at Lawson Health Research Institute in London, Ontario, and a distinguished professor at Western University. Cheryl Forchuk gets angry when she hears that people who are homeless and struggling with mental illness have ...

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

Mount Sinai’s journey to Magnet status
Mount Sinai’s journey to Magnet status

Mary Agnes Beduz announcing Mount Sinai's Magnet recognition. On the morning of January 14, 2015, Mount Sinai staff from across the organization crowded into the auditorium to learn and celebrate some thrilling news: Mount Sinai was the first hospital in ...


Surgical techniques on the horizon
Surgical techniques on the horizon

The fast pace of surgical innovation means new surgical technologies are constantly coming onto the market. Many of these innovations are less-invasive alternatives to traditional surgery, which aim to result in fewer complications and shorter recovery times. Will any of ...

Posted: May 3, 2015|Evidence Matters|0 comments

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 ...


The assisted dying debate: Understanding the Supreme Court ruling
The assisted dying debate: Understanding the Supreme
Court ruling

For the first time in his life, Dr. Donald Low was wrong.  The renowned Toronto Microbiologist who passed away from a brain tumour in 2013, thought physician assisted dying would take years to become legal in Canada.  He shared that ...


A lifetime commitment to caring
A lifetime commitment to caring

Humber River Volunteer, Erane Bocking (centre) celebrates with team members in the HRH Emergency Department after winning the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award for almost 50 years of service at the hospital. Erane Bocking is caring with extraordinary kindness at ...

Posted: April 29, 2015|Featured, Patient Care|0 comments