Education and Professional Development

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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


The world is their emergency room: On the front lines of humanitarian aid
The world is their emergency room: On the front lines of
humanitarian aid

Tricia Newport on mission in Cameroon. In 1985, at the age of 10 years old, I saw my first picture of a malnourished child. It was a child from Ethiopia during the famine. The image shattered my reality, and made ...


Improving organ donation numbers
Improving organ donation numbers

William Osler Health System has made significant gains in organ and tissue donation, according to year-end data from Trillium Gift of Life Network (TGLN), the Ontario agency responsible for organ and tissue donation and transplant. TGLN reports that Osler’s conversion ...


Scientists take centre stage at friendly fundraising competition
Scientists take centre stage at friendly
fundraising competition

Dr. Amber Couzens received the coveted title of “Venture Sinai Fellow” at Leadership Sinai’s annual Venture Sinai dinner When Dr. Amber Couzens talks about the Hippo pathway, she is not referring to a large lumbering mammal. The post-doctoral researcher in ...


Commitment to quality and safety in ambulatory care services
Commitment to quality and safety in ambulatory
care services

The growth of ambulatory care services is having a dramatic impact on how health care is delivered in Canada. Better management of ambulatory care sensitive conditions, being able to treat more people without hospital admission, and continuing to enhance primary care ...


Transformation of health and safety practices in the nursing profession
Transformation of health and safety practices in the
nursing profession

During the SARS crisis many issues involving occupational health and safety surfaced from N95 respirator availability and applicability, to proper mask-fit testing and use. Photo courtesy of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario. The nursing world of work continues to ...


Vital osteoporosis program returns to Ontario
Vital osteoporosis program returns to Ontario

Bone density testing is critical, because osteoporosis is often called the “silent thief” since bone loss does not have any symptoms, until a fracture occurs. With more than half a million Ontarians affected by osteoporosis, a highly debilitating disease that ...


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