Who’s caring for the carers? Nursing home care aides burning out

By Carole A. Estabrooks and Stephanie A. Chamberlain Many of us have moms and dads or older friends and relatives in nursing home facilities and...

Historic changes at the Canadian Nurses Association

By Mike Villeneuve Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) members reached a landmark decision on June 18, 2018, at their annual general meeting in Ottawa when they...

Canadians support nurses dispensing drug samples

By Karine Charlebois A majority of Canadians are in favour of nurse practitioners (NPs) and registered nurses (RNs) providing drug samples to patients across Canada,...

Sonographer regulation: A win-win for patients and practitioners

By Greg Toffner In a move that will benefit both patients and practitioners, the Ontario government recently passed the “Strengthening Quality and Accountability for Patients...

Advisory Council launches online consultations on how to move forward toward a national pharmacare

Prescription drug prices in Canada are among the highest in the developed world. Canada's patchwork of drug coverage leaves many Canadians facing significant barriers...

Innovative procurement at Southlake Regional Health Centre: Heather’s Story

By Jessie Boogaard and  Melicent Lavers-Sailly Heather Stevens has rarely gotten a good break when it comes to her health. Even as a child, she remembers...

Innovative procurement at Southlake Regional Health Centre

By Jessie Boogaard and Melicent Lavers-Sailly Heather Stevens has rarely gotten a good break when it comes to her health. Even as a child, she remembers...

Dedicated pharmacists improve patient safety

Having a dedicated in-hospital pharmacist who can take the time to listen and educate has made a huge difference for William Knihnicki, a recent...

Continuous improvement in connecting patients from hospital to home

By Yuki Wu Patients with chronic diseases require care that spans across the healthcare continuum, inclusive of care within the hospital, in the community and...

Families advance patient-centred quality and safety nationwide

By Robyn Cox When Adrienne Zarem and Alifa Khan, family leaders at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, first joined the Family Leader Accreditation Group (FLAG)...

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