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CBC News (Oct 16):Yukon nurse shortage compromises 'safe, competent and ethical care,' says YRNA

Created on Tuesday, 17 October 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... asserting that "a safe and healthy practice environment is a fundamental human right." The YRNA also encouraged the health ministry to ensure that nurses' rights are supported.  "Sufficient ...

Global News (Oct 16): NB experiencing significant shortage of public sector psychologists

Created on Tuesday, 17 October 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

There is a significant shortage of psychologists working in the public sector, which is limiting access to mental health support for low-income families, according to the College of Psychologists of New ...

CBC PEI (October 04): 'Extremely shorthanded:' P.E.I. lacks psychiatrists for ER care

Created on Wednesday, 04 October 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

Prince Edward Island doesn't have adequate psychiatric care, the chief of mental health and addictions told the province's health and wellness committee Tuesday.  Dr. Heather Keizer's ...

TVO (October 04): Ontario’s ‘entertainment ultrasound’ clinics will remain unregulated for now

Created on Wednesday, 04 October 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... non-medical clinic the next day. Fundamentally, the province’s medical legislation isn’t meant to address the non-medical use of this kind of imaging technology: as long as clinics aren’t physically ...

Breakfast Television (28 Sep): Ontario to require disclosure of pharma payments to health profession

Created on Thursday, 28 September 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... mental health facility. The legislation would change the safety inspection program for the province’s long-term care homes with new enforcement tolls that would include higher fines. Public health ...

CBC (Sep 20): 'They had burned out': Manitoba paramedics offered course on stress, mental health

Created on Wednesday, 20 September 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... with the Paramedic Association of Manitoba. Issues surrounding mental health, post-traumatic stress disorder, occupational stress and depression are a growing concern among paramedics working ...

London Free Press (Aug 24): Health care Shortage of psychiatrists in London hits wait times for kids

Created on Thursday, 24 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

Kids who need mental health services in London face a dire shortage of psychiatrists, a bottleneck critics warn could make already months-long wait times even worse. Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott ...

The Star (Aug, 23):Study questions why thousands with developmental disabilities are prescribed...

Created on Wednesday, 23 August 2017. Posted in Trash/Trash

full title: Study questions why thousands with developmental disabilities are prescribed antipsychotics Thousands of people with Down syndrome, autism and other developmental disabilities are being prescribed ...

The Star (Aug, 23):Study questions why thousands with developmental disabilities are prescribed...

Created on Wednesday, 23 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

full title: Study questions why thousands with developmental disabilities are prescribed antipsychotics Thousands of people with Down syndrome, autism and other developmental disabilities are being prescribed ...

The Globe and Mail (Aug 22): Health Minister Jane Philpott urges physicians to use power, privilege

Created on Tuesday, 22 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

Physicians have a moral and ethical responsibility to do more for Canada’s most vulnerable populations, including Indigenous peoples and those with addiction and mental-health issues, the federal Health ...

CBC (Aug 22): Ontario communities sound alarm over proposed changes to Ambulance Act

Created on Tuesday, 22 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... to CBC News. Some of those scenarios could include mental health calls, which are on the rise. A hospital emergency room is not necessarily the best place for those patients, Taylor said. Province ...

Ontario Nurses' Association (AUG 17): Front-Line Nurses Left Unprotected from Violence...

Created on Thursday, 17 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

BROCKVILLE – Following the levy of a $75,000 fine against the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre for failing to reassess the risk of violence after a registered nurse was repeatedly stabbed and critically ...

Waterloo Region Record (Aug 16): Online specialist referral system developed locally ...

Created on Wednesday, 16 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... and evaluate it," Alarakhia said. And they plan to expand it to include diagnostic imaging (CT scan and MRI), mental health and addiction and geriatric services. "What we're doing is really setting ...

OPSEU (Aug 11): Linking care with security: The Leadership Table and Waypoint

Created on Tuesday, 15 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

Toronto – In the wake of yet more attacks on staff by patients at Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care, the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) is urging health care leaders to act on the ...

Healthy Debate (Aug 08): Room for improvement in Ontario’s MAID Care Coordination Service

Created on Wednesday, 09 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... these patients should be redirected to their primary health care practitioner or, in some cases, to mental health services, not the limited pool of MAID experts who are already struggling to keep up with ...

Healthy Debate (Aug 03): House calls on the rise in Ontario

Created on Friday, 04 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... what led to the appointment, particularly mental health issues. “People like to talk when you go into their home, so it tends not to be a short visit,” he said. “Most of the time, it’s not really doing ...

CTV news (Aug 03): Mental health expert presents recommendations after Cape Breton teen suicides

Created on Thursday, 03 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

The mental health expert who looked into a spate of Cape Breton teen suicides says authorities have to look beyond bullying in their response. "I think there is this tendency to assume that bullying ...

CBC Ottawa (Aug 03): Inadequate home care for Ottawa-area families with sick children, study finds

Created on Thursday, 03 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... study in Ontario by the Champlain Local Health Integration Network has found. "[It's] a story, fundamentally, about a parent's love for their child and so when we put a dollar figure on what that's worth, ...

CBC (July 31): Pursuing the MD dream: How Caribbean-trained Canadian doctors struggle to come home

Created on Monday, 31 July 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

...  On the hook for $170K: RBC sues student forced out of med school by mental illness   Tuition in the Caribbean costs an average of $23,000 per term; in Canada, tuition typically costs ...

Declaration of Commitment to Psychological Health & Safety in Healthcare

Created on Monday, 31 July 2017. Posted in Features/Quality of Worklife

June 13, 2017 (Ottawa) – HealthCareCAN, the national voice of healthcare organizations and hospitals across Canada, and the Mental Health Commission of Canada are pleased to launch the Declaration ...

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