Therapeutic gardening enhances patient experience

 By Ana Gajic A patient with dementia, who is normally in a state of agitation, finds a sense of calm in the simple act of...

Enhancing the patient experience every day

By Roxanne Hathway-Baxter At Runnymede Healthcare Centre, patients are more than just passive recipients of an identical hospital experience. Staff realize that every patient is...

Celebrating patients: Showcasing courage and resilience

On May 30, 2016, Mackenzie Health recognized Celebrating Patients Day: Your Stories Inspire Us to acknowledge patients and their health experiences. The highlight of...

Reinforcing patients’ support networks

Feelings of stress and emotional suffering are often reported by family members who fulfil the role of caregiver for their loved ones (2012 General...

Do you know how your clients with diabetes feel?

Given how much healthcare professionals have to do during diabetes-focused appointments, from checking A1C levels and eye health, to searching for potential foot ulcers,...

Self-management techniques for chronic pain

With his skates, pads and sports bag, 13-year-old Justin rushed out of the house, slamming the door behind him. His mother was waiting in...

Hospital volunteers make a world of difference

It looks like an ordinary cup of tea being offered to someone sitting at the bedside. But this simple transaction has a far greater...

Lending a hand in exceptional education

Lending a hand in exceptional education Hand Therapy Fellowship Program adds superior skill to the world of rehabilitation By Amanda Jackman Progressive, prestigious and evidence-based are just...

Nominations now open for 2016 Human Touch Awards

Recognizing compassionate individuals in healthcare Nominations are now open for the 2016 #Human Touch Awards In the field of healthcare, it is not uncommon to...

Listening to patient complaints can improve healthcare

"I am leaving you," she said. "I'm finding a new doctor." I remember feeling stunned. My patient looked at me and continued, "You aren't...

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