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ChrisD (Feb 13) U of M Testing Virtual Mental Health Care for Rural Manitobans

Created on Friday, 16 February 2018. Posted in News/Latest News

... project using remote communication strategies to connect adult patients with psychiatric and other mental health support. “Virtual care strategies, such as videoconferencing between patient and psychiatrist ...

Montreal Gazette (Feb 14) "Super nurses" gain powers, but look for more autonomy

Created on Friday, 16 February 2018. Posted in News/Latest News

... interpretations. According to one understanding, patients will have to see a doctor quickly to obtain a diagnosis confirming the initial analysis of the super nurse. However, Barrette said the second ...

CBC (Feb 14) A clinic that opened in 1971 is the future of Nova Scotia health care

Created on Thursday, 15 February 2018. Posted in News/Latest News

... Authority and charitable donations. The clinic at the centre, which has a goal of seeing 6,750 patients a year, doesn't depend solely on the seven family doctors who work there part time. The team includes ...

CBC (Feb 10) Province to create 25 new doctor positions - despite unfilled vacancies

Created on Tuesday, 13 February 2018. Posted in News/Latest News

...  That figure is based on what is considered a "reasonable amount" of patients for a new doctor starting a practice, said Department of Health spokesman Paul Bradley. The positions are "over ...

thestar (Feb 4) Ontario nurses walk away from contract talks

Created on Tuesday, 06 February 2018. Posted in News/Latest News

Nurses working in Ontario's overcrowded hospitals have walked away from the contract negotiations, saying demands for “efficiencies” will impact patients and staff, says the president of the Ontario Nurses' ...

CTV (Feb 3) Drug diversion provides 'fix' for addicted health care professionals

Created on Tuesday, 06 February 2018. Posted in News/Latest News

It’s health care’s dirty little secret: addicted hospital employees, nurses, pharmacists and doctors who steal narcotics intended for patients. Known as drug diversion, it can have serious health risks ...

CBC (Jan 31) Alberta researchers study emergency department experience of First Nations members

Created on Friday, 02 February 2018. Posted in News/Latest News

... into some of the concerns of First Nations patients. "Every now and again as health service providers, we need to check ourselves," said Healy, a nurse by trade and a member of the Blood Tribe in southern ...

CBC (Jan 31) Union creates new local for 7,000 Winnipeg health-care workers

Created on Thursday, 01 February 2018. Posted in News/Latest News

... but we're working together."     Hospital lab held together with tape, leaked document says     2 assaults by patients at HSC in less than 1 hour show 'something has to ...

CBC (Jan 31) Sherbrooke nurse's cry for help on social media prompts response from health minister

Created on Thursday, 01 February 2018. Posted in News/Latest News

... a shift where she was the only nurse on the floor to care for more than 70 patients. She added that she is ashamed of the the poor service she is able to give. "I have so much stress that I am cramped ...

Hamilton Spectator (Feb 1) Longtime head of Ontario’s nurses talks about the challenges ahead as...

Created on Thursday, 01 February 2018. Posted in News/Latest News

... about, is us as professionals talking about when we are not able to provide quality care to our patients. We now have a forum to actually sit down and say, 'Our patients aren't receiving the care that ...

The Globe And Mail (Jan 29) The feminization of medicine: does it matter?

Created on Wednesday, 31 January 2018. Posted in News/Latest News

... of women are creating a shortage is a dubious claim. What is true is that the demographics of the population and the needs of patients are changing dramatically, and the profession and the health system ...

CBC (Jan 27) Spike in meth use a safety concern for paramedics, ER doctors in Winnipeg

Created on Monday, 29 January 2018. Posted in News/Latest News

... caused by meth has left many first responders concerned for their safety. "The back of an ambulance is a very small area and so when these patients have hallucinations or paranoia or suicidal ideation, ...

CBC (Jan 24) U of A program aids Indigenous and low-income students in pursuit of medical degree

Created on Friday, 26 January 2018. Posted in News/Latest News

... patients." To find out more about the program, you can visit MD AIDE's Facebook page or email them at mdaide@ualberta.ca. To view the original article, click here.  ...

CBC (Jan 23) New revamped DTES clinic aims to take load off ER

Created on Friday, 26 January 2018. Posted in News/Latest News

... healing in the health of First Nations patients. (Tina Lovgreen/CBC) The two other existing facilities on Pender and Powell also underwent minor renovations. They will begin offering a similar integrated ...

The Globe And Mail (Jan 21) Newfoundland’s only midwife tasked with a special delivery

Created on Tuesday, 23 January 2018. Posted in News/Latest News

... Newfoundland and Labrador, it will be months before midwives are seeing patients. The reason for this is the big gap between regulating midwifery and putting actual midwives on the ground, said Ms. Becker, ...

CBC (Jan 22) ER displays aim to ease delays for paramedics

Created on Tuesday, 23 January 2018. Posted in News/Latest News

... their patients over for care. On a bad day paramedics can wait up to five hours — time they're not able to spend responding to new emergencies. "The improvement in offload means patients are going ...

CBC (Jan 17) Paramedic house calls 'a godsend' for nursing homes battling flu outbreaks

Created on Thursday, 18 January 2018. Posted in News/Latest News

... Avoiding hospital trips Modelled after a similar program in Renfrew County launched in 2013, it's aimed at keeping elderly patients out of hospital waiting rooms and preventing influenza and gastro outbreaks ...

Ottawa Citizen (Jan 17) CHEO wants to bring special needs, mental health services under one roof

Created on Thursday, 18 January 2018. Posted in News/Latest News

... — The Royal is an exception — are inadequate. Why do mental health patients have to have locations and spaces like this?” Planning for the project began a decade ago and included extensive consultation ...

CBC (Jan 10) Addressing hospital violence a priority for Health Sciences North

Created on Thursday, 18 January 2018. Posted in News/Latest News

... says the hospital will examine ways to reduce the number of violent incidents staff members face from patients and families. Joe Pilon Joe Pilon is the chief operating officer at Health Sciences North ...

The Globe And Mail (Jan 14) Rural medicine: How a gamble to bring in doctors is paying off

Created on Tuesday, 16 January 2018. Posted in Features/Rural/Remote/Aboriginal

... Ontario School of Medicine’s Thunder Bay campus, Dec. 20, 2017. Small-town medicine is rewarding because physicians dabble in a bit of everything, from minor surgery (sometimes even on patients' pets) ...

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