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Next generation of doctors prepare for ‘silver tsunami’
Next generation of doctors prepare for
‘silver tsunami’

Martha Spencer is completing her final year of subspecialty training in geriatric medicine. There’s a “silver tsunami” forming — and it’s set to hit the shores of British Columbia sooner than you think. “The silver tsunami is a real epidemiological phenomenon ...


New training program highlights unique needs of older patients
New training program highlights unique needs of
older patients

Michener student wears an aging simulation suit, which restricts mobility and vision, to appreciate the experiences of frail seniors. A new geriatric training course developed by The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences in partnership with Baycrest Health Sciences aims ...


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 ...


Health care providers join forces to save patient’s life
Health care providers join forces to save
patient’s life

Leila Rahafrouz and family thank the team that saved her life. Photo credit: James Bradford. If you ask Leila Rahafrouz to tell you her story, she’ll tell you her strongest memory is suffering from a bad bout of the flu. ...


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 ...


Helping new and expecting dads cope with mental health issues
Helping new and expecting dads cope with mental
health issues

Dr. Howlett is a child and family psychiatrist at St. Joseph’s Health Centre and one of the founders of the Fathers’ Mental Health Network. When looking back over his life, Mark* realizes that growing up he handled certain situations differently ...

Posted: January 2, 2015|Featured, Mental Health|0 comments

New programs to support men and young adults living with cancer
New programs to support men and young adults living
with cancer

At Wellspring, the focus is on the person not the disease. For more than 20 years, Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation has been the innovative leader in supportive care programming for people living with cancer. With a focus on enhancing the ...

Posted: December 21, 2014|Oncology, Patient Care|0 comments

New genetic test predicts risk of prostate cancer returning
New genetic test predicts risk of prostate
cancer returning

(from left:) Dr. Paul Boutros, Emilie Lalonde and Dr. Rob Bristow. A group of Canadian researchers have developed a new genetic test that accurately predicts the risk of prostate cancer coming back after treatment and identifies patients who would benefit ...

Posted: December 20, 2014|Diagnostic, Featured, Oncology|0 comments

Leading the advancement of perinatal bereavement care in Canada
Leading the advancement of perinatal bereavement care
in Canada

When a pregnancy ends in loss or a baby dies early in life, parents experience and express grief in their own unique ways. No two families grieve alike. Each year in Canada, one in five pregnancies will end in miscarriage, ...

Posted: December 19, 2014|Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Patient Care|0 comments

Accreditation journey leads to enhanced focus on patients
Accreditation journey leads to enhanced focus on patients

For the last three years, BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS), which oversees the BC Ambulance Service and the BC Patient Transfer Network, has been pursuing organization-wide and industry-based accreditation to focus on best practises.  But as one of the largest ...

Posted: December 17, 2014|Emergency Medicine, Featured, Patient Care|1 comment

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