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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 ...

Huffington Post (July, 24): Pikangikum First Nation Suicide Crisis Prompts Funding For 20...

Created on Monday, 24 July 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

Title: Pikangikum First Nation Suicide Crisis Prompts Funding For 20 Mental Health Workers Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins is announcing funding for 20 full-time mental health workers for Pikangikum ...

CBC North (July 21): Father of Yellowknife teen at centre of coroner's report offers support for...

Created on Friday, 21 July 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... that the Northwest Territories' health system may not be providing adequate care to young adults with mental illness. He is offering his support to any parents who find themselves struggling to help ...

Breaking Point: The Suicide Crisis in Indigenous Communities

Created on Thursday, 20 July 2017. Posted in Features/Rural/Remote/Aboriginal

... have experienced trauma get tired of telling their stories over and over to new faces.”[265] Staff shortages affect the rate of burnout and youth in Kuujjuaq and Iqaluit noted social workers and mental ...

CBC Manitoba (July 20): 'The crisis never went away': Cross Lake chief says more resources needed to

Created on Thursday, 20 July 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... north of Winnipeg. But Ross, a 51-year-old mental health worker with Cross Lake Band Health Services, is on edge. He's restless. "This kind of work — it's not easy," he says. "I'm always ...

Ottawa Citizen (July, 19): Personal support workers in Ontario lack oversight of most ...

Created on Wednesday, 19 July 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... job for the people they look after … even though they are stretched to the limit. But in any profession, there will be people who have mental illness, who have addictions, people who are not suited to ...

The Star (18 July): Canada committed to improving mental health in Indigenous communities: Philpott

Created on Tuesday, 18 July 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... affected by suicide, there is a flurry of activity to mobilize counsellors, engage crisis teams and ensure local needs are met. There are urgent calls for more money and more mental health workers for ...

CBC Nova Scotia (11 July): Lack of psychologists delays youth sentencing more than 6 months

Created on Tuesday, 11 July 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... sentencing takes place — which is being delayed sometimes by waiting for these assessments."   The extensive reports examine things like mental health, trauma, drug addiction and family life. They also ...

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