Education and Professional Development

Engaging employees through in-house programs
Engaging employees through in-house programs

Oncology nurses at PHSA’s BC Cancer Agency care for a vulnerable patient population and forge long-lasting friendships in the workplace. Being recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers doesn’t happen overnight. At Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) it’s been ...


Multidisciplinary collaboration leads to maternity service expansion
Multidisciplinary collaboration leads to maternity
service expansion

Interprofessional relationships and collaboration among the maternity care team at Temiskaming Hospital have led to an expansion of services, including water birth in hospital. Pictured here are members of the maternity care team. Good interprofessional relationships and collaboration have been ...


Resources to help hospitals adapt to changing volunteer landscape
Resources to help hospitals adapt to changing
volunteer landscape

More than 13.3 million Canadians volunteer more than 2.1 billion hours annually, according to the Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating. This group accounts for 47 per cent of the population aged 15 or older, each person volunteering an ...


Laying the foundation for a healthy staff culture
Laying the foundation for a healthy staff culture

Low staff morale. It's the carbon monoxide of health care cultures. Indeed, problems with employee morale can lead to a host of unpleasant side effects, including, but not limited to, burnout, increased employee absences, lower staff retention rates and, of course, ...


St. Joseph’s Health Centre’s Leadership Development Program gives leaders the tools they need for success
St. Joseph’s Health Centre’s Leadership Development
Program gives leaders the tools they need for success

The Leadership Development Program at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto, enables our management team to enhance their leadership capabilities and competencies and gives them the tools they need to be successful in their roles. Providing this important program to our ...


Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre Brings Wellness Opportunities to the Workplace
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre Brings
Wellness Opportunities to the Workplace

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) is taking wellness seriously. As part of a strategic visioning and renewal process, Prevention and Screening Services emerged late last year as a new service to help promote and support wellness across the ...


Developing leaders for changing times:  Investing in leadership development to improve care
Developing leaders for changing times: Investing in
leadership development to improve care

Like many healthcare providers, Providence Care knows about change. The need to embrace change – as individuals, as an organization and as an industry – is our new reality. With new standards of care, a growing population and shifting demographics, ...


St. Michael’s endoscopy conference an international draw
St. Michael’s endoscopy conference an
international draw

More than 300 health professionals and medical students descended at a Toronto hotel recently for a St. Michael’s Hospital-led international course on endoscopy techniques —considered the gold standard in endoscopy courses. “This course is unique in Canada,” said Dr. Gary May, ...


How physicians cope with the loss of their patients
How physicians cope with the loss of their patients

The grief that physicians feel over the loss of their patients is something that is often significantly underestimated. With Mount Sinai Hospital physicians treating patients with increasingly complex cancers as well as many other complicated illnesses, patient loss is a ...


Midwifery clinical guidelines valuable to all maternity care providers
Midwifery clinical guidelines valuable to all maternity
care providers

This summer, the Association of Ontario Midwives (AOM) released its newest clinical practice guideline, Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy. The guideline is available in various formats, making the information even more accessible for midwives, pregnant women and other health care providers. The ...


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