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Transitioning Rehabilitation from ‘maximizing independence’ to ‘enabling diverse abilities ’
Transitioning Rehabilitation from ‘maximizing
independence’ to ‘enabling diverse abilities ’

Rehabilitation activities at the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. Rehabilitation research is using a new lens for re-thinking patient care. Understanding the rehabilitation professional’s role – the concept being whether to “normalize” bodies that have a disability or to promote ...

Posted: March 2, 2015|Featured, Patient Care, Pediatrics|0 comments

Building a health system that meets the needs of an aging population
Building a health system that meets the needs of an
aging population

Sylvia Purdon and Jim Macquire, married 27 years with eight children and 14 grandchildren between them, share a passion for bird watching, outdoor walks and travel. Originally a teacher and then a municipal politician, Sylvia spent the final six and what ...


Cutting-edge technology to create world class care and diagnostics at Humber River
Cutting-edge technology to create world class care and
diagnostics at Humber River

At the new Breast Health Centre, Humber River will have two fully digital mammography units with a Sensory Suite environment where patients have the option of choosing from different scenes using an iPad – seaside, garden or waterfall with ...


Fully digital management system improves journey for oncology patients
Fully digital management system improves journey for
oncology patients

Humber River Hospital and MEDITECH Oncology Management project team members Humber River Hospital’s (HRH) Outpatient Oncology Treatment Clinic is the first MEDITECH 6.x client globally to launch, test and adapt their new Oncology Management software. This integrated electronic solution enhances ...

Posted: February 5, 2015|Innovation and Technology, Oncology|0 comments

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|1 comment

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