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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

The kids are alright: The role of youth volunteers at Interior Health
The kids are alright: The role of youth volunteers at
Interior Health

Jillian Willis and Robyn MacDonald help with paperwork on a medical unit. At facilities throughout Interior Health, young volunteers provide services to enhance the comfort of patients and residents. In Kelowna, for example, about 100 young volunteers, or Candy Stripers ...

Posted: April 24, 2015|Featured, Patient Care|0 comments

This volunteer could be your next family doctor
This volunteer could be your next family doctor

Gang Zhou is a volunteer at Lakeridge Health and hopes to become a doctor. Gang Zhou dreamed of becoming a doctor, but he didn’t know where to start. It was 2013 and Gang had just moved to Canada. It was a ...

Posted: April 14, 2015|Patient Care|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 ...


New partnership improves access to patient care
New partnership improves access to patient care

Communities across Ontario are seeing a shift in demographics. Populations are growing and aging. As a result of this new reality, hospitals are serving an increased number of seniors, patients who often have multiple chronic conditions and visit the hospital ...

Posted: March 23, 2015|Health Care Policy, Patient Care|0 comments

New program improves care for elderly patients
New program improves care for elderly patients

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre launched the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) to improve care for elderly patients. Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) recently announced the launch of the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) to improve care ...

Posted: March 17, 2015|Geriatrics and Aging, Patient Care|0 comments

A smoother transition: Diabetes care from hospital to home
A smoother transition: Diabetes care from hospital
to home

The partnership between Providence and Saint Elizabeth will result in positive outcomes: more patients will have the knowledge and confidence to return home safely and sooner. Two years ago Providence Healthcare, a leading provider of rehabilitative care in Toronto’s East ...


Telehomecare allows patients to stay well at home
Telehomecare allows patients to stay well at home

A patient monitors their blood pressure at home. Driving to work one September morning in 2001, Iris Foster lost her grip on her morning coffee, spilling it all over her blouse. Annoyed that she would be late, Iris made a ...


Circuit training improving access to concussion therapy
Circuit training improving access to concussion therapy

Physiotherapist Shannon McGuire, second from left, and occupational therapist Becky Moran, second from right, lead the BrainEx 90 therapy sessions with patients Brenda Lenders, Marcia Gartly and Iraj Hadin. The acquired brain injury (ABI) program at St. Joseph’s Parkwood Institute ...

Posted: March 10, 2015|Neurology, Patient Care|1 comment

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