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CBC Edmonton (July 21): Transgender Albertans say they're facing longer wait times for hormone ...

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

... and their life until they get the necessary treatment and the hormones. The hormones are the most important thing." Warneke said Alberta Health Services needs to hear more about the barriers ...

Breaking Point: The Suicide Crisis in Indigenous Communities

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

... period of time, high needs amongst clients and staff burnout. Citing the 1996 Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, Michael DeGagné recalled that when the report was released ...

Devex (July 19) Opinion: Recalibrating investments in the global health and social workforce

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

... Growth takes a multisectoral and interorganizational approach “to transform the global health workforce so as to be able to meet the needs for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs].” ...

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 Manitoba (July 12): Some Manitobans will pay out-of-pocket for physiotherapy starting this fall

Created on Wednesday, 12 July 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... not have the specialization needed to deal with certain outpatient needs being dealt with by the WRHA's current physiotherapists. "I think the two key things are Manitobans might not be able to get the ...

The Globe and Mail (July 11): Provinces struggling to provide proper care for seniors: Report

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

...  The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) report found one in five seniors who have lower-priority needs could have delayed or even avoided admission to residential care and instead received ...

Healthy Debate (July, 6): Does more education for health professionals equal better patient care?

Created on Thursday, 06 July 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... needs to be wider than just the start of one’s career. “Entry to practice is just the beginning,” she says. “We need to have a map for the whole career pathway.” Author: Karen Palmer, Christopher Doig ...

CBC Toronto: Andrew Loku inquest calls for 24-hour crisis intervention teams, but how do they work?

Created on Tuesday, 04 July 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... has agreed to protect her identity. "I see you guys wearing police uniforms," she tells the team.  That's the opening that Scanga needs. "Well, actually, I'm a nurse," she replies.  ...

The Globe and Mail (June 28): Feds fund mentorship network to support indigenous health

Created on Thursday, 29 June 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... needs, adding Wunnumin Lake is one of three remote communities in the area where services are managed by the community but funded through Health Canada. To access original article please click here  ...

CBCNews (June 27): National Association recommends more psychiatrists for P.E.I

Created on Tuesday, 27 June 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... the accessibility of the services and the time in which the service needs are met," said Canadian Psychiatric Association president Dr. Renuka Prasad, who is based in Saskatchewan. The association ...

Globe and Mail (June 19): McGill medical school to reach out to Indigenous, low-income students

Created on Tuesday, 20 June 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... medical school is falling short of its diversity goals. "We have a new structure in place, we are doing consultations to better understand the needs of our community," said David Eidelman, the dean of ...

The Coast (June 15): Mental Health of Front-Line Health Care Workers

Created on Thursday, 15 June 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... model. This approach aims to treat disease, not the person. It focuses on deficits and lack of capacity. No wonder it does not serve mental health care needs and contributes further to the stigma that ...

CBC NB (June 15) Nursing Homes Investigate Growing Staff Shortages

Created on Thursday, 15 June 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... address their local recruitment needs by introducing a new type of co-op program for personal support workers," she said. "That's the type of thing that we want to try and understand — what ...

CHPCA (June 5): Palliative care stakeholder groups delighted by passage of C-277 at 3rd Reading

Created on Wednesday, 07 June 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... care to meet the needs of patients, as part of a comprehensive seniors strategy for Canada and we are encouraged that Bill C-277 will bring much-needed action.”  “As registered nurses and nurse practitioners ...

June 6: Government of Canada Invests in CAMH-led Mental Health Initiative in Correctional Facilities

Created on Tuesday, 06 June 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... complex, concurrent mental health needs that require coordinated, evidence based care. Too often such care is not accessible to those in need," states Dr. Johann Brink, Vice President of Medical ...

Telegram (May 31): Psychiatric nursing would improve N.L. health care, says Alberta RPN

Created on Thursday, 01 June 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

...  “But given the mental health needs that exist in our health care system, I believe it would make sense to pursue including registered psychiatric nurses as part of the solution,” he said, adding he would ...

CBC News (May 29) Province's 1st registered midwife on duty and tackling challenges

Created on Tuesday, 30 May 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

Melissa Langlais says a lot of information needs to be shared about pilot project in Fredericton By Nathalie Sturgeon, CBC News New Brunswick's first registered midwife says she started the ...

IRPP Policy Options (May 29): Recognizing the worth of natural caregivers

Created on Monday, 29 May 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... how we respond to the increasing needs of our loved ones without draining our own personal resources. Caring as a social movement The social movement to support and value caring has begun. One of its ...

Healthy Debate (May 25): Medical residency mismatch: number of unmatched Canadian medical grads...

Created on Thursday, 25 May 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... of Canada. In 2017, the ratio shrank to 1:1.026. “Now instead of having a 10 percent buffer, you’ve got a 2.6 percent buffer. It’s really, really, really tight,” Moineau says. Mismatch in student interests versus training needs ...

CNW(May 23):Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, CMHA Manitoba and Winnipeg launch new mental health program

Created on Tuesday, 23 May 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... Wellness Education to Love Life (SWELL) program. "The mental health needs of the Indigenous community are unique, complex and rooted in multi-generational trauma," said Diane Redsky, Executive Director ...

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