Pulmonary and Respirology

Enhanced Living Service gives patients independence
Home sweet home: Enhanced Living Service gives patients
more independence

Donna Renzetti, West Park VP Programs officially opens the Enhanced Living Service at an open house last year. For some patients in our healthcare system, the hospitals in which they are treated and cared for function almost as their permanent ...


iPads and action plans: a new approach to helping patients with asthma
iPads and action plans: a new approach to helping
patients with asthma

Dr. Samir Gupta shows research students how an iPad application can collect necessary patient information for an asthma action plan. Asthma is a chronic and potentially fatal disease affecting 8.3 per cent of Canadians aged 12 and over, with annual ...

Posted: July 17, 2013|Pulmonary and Respirology|0 comments

Supportive Approach for Smoking Cessation at the North Bay Regional Health Centre
Supportive Approach for Smoking Cessation at the North
Bay Regional Health Centre

Colette Therriault was motivated to quit smoking by Respiratory Therapist Shari Cole. Colette Therriault says she started smoking when she was 11 years old. “My brother and I were sitting on a dock and he wanted me to have a ...


GoodLife Fitness invests in heart health: Collaboration targets innovative approach to continuum of care
GoodLife Fitness invests in heart health: Collaboration
targets innovative approach to continuum of care

Celebrating a new collaboration. From left: Dr. Barry Rubin, Dr. Sherry Grace, Dr. Bob Bell, GoodLife Founder and CEO David Patchell-Evans, and Dr. Caroline Chessex. Canadians suffering from heart disease will have greater access to cardiovascular rehabilitation thanks to a ...


Mindfulness as medicine at St. Michael’s
Mindfulness as medicine at St. Michael’s

A straightforward, low-tech treatment offered at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto has provided relief to thousands of chronic pain sufferers across Ontario. It’s not a drug, although it does need to be taken regularly – once-a-week for several weeks. It’s ...


Combating gun violence:Hamilton RN turns grief into action
Combating gun violence:Hamilton RN turns grief
into action

On a fall evening in 1996, Karen Vanscoy’s 14-year-old daughter, Jasmine, was shot dead by a 17-year-old male acquaintance with an untreated mood disorder. Jasmine’s eight-year old brother witnessed the tragedy in the family’s living room. “The boy who killed ...


Requests for complementary and alternative therapies – one more opportunity for meaningful communication
Requests for complementary and alternative therapies –
one more opportunity for meaningful communication

The notions of complementary and alternative therapy and medicine (CAT or CAM) capture a huge range of products and practices.  Those terms potentially cover familiar ‘non-invasive’ therapies like massage and aromatherapy, but also more invasive things like acupuncture through to ...


Creativity and innovation in fundraising
Creativity and innovation in fundraising

Whether it’s jumping into frigid Lake Ontario on January 1, playing cards with a world poker champion, or racing down the street pushing hospital beds in full costume, the people who support Rouge Valley Health System (RVHS) are all about ...


Consensus Guidelines on Safety and Quality Indicators in Endoscopy
Consensus Guidelines on Safety and Quality Indicators
in Endoscopy

The Canadian Association of Gastroenterology (CAG) was one of the first national specialty societies in Canada to define wait time benchmarks, monitor wait times and evaluate human resources, with an aim to improve access to timely, high-quality digestive healthcare for ...


Mental health and training
Mental health and training

A study released in January, 2010 examined stress levels at four Ottawa hospitals. It suggested that stress is associated with poor physical and mental health, conflict between family life and work, and declining relationships between people at work and at ...


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