Diabetic foot infections

By Robyn Evan, Mariam Botros The estimated lifetime risk of a person with diabetes mellitus developing a foot ulcer is 15–25 per cent. It is...

Creating “one door” access to development and rehabilitation

By Dave Scharf Ottawa’s pediatric health and research centre, including a pediatric teaching hospital — has streamlined getting the right development and rehabilitation care for...

Nominate your Nursing Hero!

Have you been inspired, encouraged or empowered by an employee or a colleague? Have you or your loved one been touched by the care and...

Doctors without Borders: Memorial

By Courtney Bercan Years later, I still don’t want to think about it, let alone type it out. Three children, babies practically, dead before me....

The gift of the ‘Bag Ladies’

In the friendly and quaint village of London, Ontario’s Old South, tucked away in the basement of the majestic Wesley-Knox United Church, there’s a...

Runnymede launches new HTSD Rehab program

In February 2019 Runnymede Healthcare Centre will launch a High Tolerance Short Duration Rehabilitation (HTSD Rehab) program for adults who can benefit from intensive,...

How to recognize and reduce obesity stigma and bias

By Kathryn Young             Obesity – now considered a complex chronic disease similar to diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol – is a disease...

Kaizen event brings new ideas to improve patient experience

By James Scarfone Many patients and visitors to the hospital often have to find their way to certain departments. In high stress situations, it can...

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;...

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