Dealing with swallowing disorders in long-term care

By Dale Mayerson and Karen Thompson 'Dysphagia' means a problem with swallowing and this can happen for many reasons.  Any disease, treatment or surgery that...

Defusing an angry or upset patient

By Lindsay Yoo and Certina Ho Healthcare providers, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other allied healthcare professionals, encounter many different scenarios during a typical shift;...

Creating a portable tracheotomy kit

By James Scarfone It was a healthy pregnancy with no signs of trouble. Then, a premature birth followed by a visit to McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH)...

Caring for seniors with dementia and their caregivers: A guide for physicians

Community-based health care providers, such as physicians, nurse practitioners and others, should be aware of services and resources to help people living at home...

Harnessing and honouring the collective wisdom of our elders

By Kristian Partington Ron Schlegel is a humble philanthropist, an urban developer with a unique vision of community, a visionary in health and long-term care...

Menu planning in long -term care

By Dale Mayerson and Karen Thompson   The menu planning process in long term care is a complex activity.  Above all, the menu must meet the...

Volunteers improving care for patients

By Selma Al-Samarrai When you look inside volunteering in healthcare you will find many reasons why people give back – a personal connection to a hospital...

Volunteer care clowns bring laughter to patients

In a children's hospital, you don't have to look far to discover activities and entertainment. But for adults staying in the hospital, it can...

Volunteer provides unique service for grieving patients

By Holly Tran Volunteers are an important part of our organization and hospital; they contribute greatly impacting our patients’ experiences. One of our volunteers, Noel...

Meet Nursing Hero Contest 2nd place winner Marilou Gagnon

I have known Marilou Gagnon for 12 years. She is an award-winning nursing educator and an outstanding researcher whose program of research focuses on...

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