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Volunteers helping push research forward
Volunteers helping push research forward

Concussion Research Centre volunteer, Tracy Fabri, and a research participant at the dual-task station in the Ontario Science Centre Concussion & You exhibit. Volunteers have always played an instrumental role at Holland Bloorview, helping to create a world of possibility ...

Posted: April 9, 2015|Featured, Research|0 comments

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

Palliative care volunteers have profound impact on patients
Palliative care volunteers have profound impact
on patients

Beth Greenblatt (left) and Dinie Vanderwerf are volunteers at Southlake Regional Health Centre. Everyone remembers that one special comforting toy or blanket they had as a child.  How a hug could make almost any sadness or fear disappear.  At Southlake ...


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

Using evidence to examine the safety of Gardasil
Using evidence to examine the safety of Gardasil

Every once in a while, the debate on vaccine safety and efficacy surfaces in the news and on social media. The most infamous example remains the controversy surrounding the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism (link that has been repeatedly proven ...


Centre for Research in Aging
Centre for Research in Aging

Donald Berman Maimonides resident Anne Macenauer with PAB Nursing Aide Nathan Ray. The Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre in Montreal, Quebec is one of the few long-term care centres in Canada to have a Centre for Research in Aging on-site.  ...

Posted: March 31, 2015|Gastroenterology, Research|0 comments