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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

... school curriculum. Right now there is very little taught about this," he said. "There shouldn't be a barrier between a physician and a patient." Steps forward Despite the challenges, Warneke is ...

Breaking Point: The Suicide Crisis in Indigenous Communities

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

... described that the shortages of health professionals in Nunavut are particularly pronounced. Adam Akpik observed that in 2006, Nunavut also had the “lowest ratio of physicians, the lowest ratio of registered ...

Healthy Debate (June 21): Medical trainees under too much pressure to do research

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

... medicine, internal medicine,psychiatry, general surgery, and obstetrics and gynecology. Yet despite this emphasis on research during training, the average practicing Canadian physician ...

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

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

... professionals and the long-term care industry is highly regulated. Regulatory bodies, such as the Ontario College of Nurses, or the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons are responsible for the ...

CBC News (July 11): 'No one is really doing anything': Frustrations mount over rural ER closures

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

People in Cumberland County are expressing concern over the number of emergency room closures in the region and suggesting more should be done by the Nova Scotia Health Authority to recruit physicians ...

The Hamilton Spectators (July 12): Hamilton has more doctors in family health teams despite....

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

Title: Hamilton has more doctors in family health teams despite physician shortage Hamilton has "average" access to family doctors compared to other cities across the province but more doctors in family ...

Globe and Mail (July 6): Ontario clinicians raise concerns over assisted-dying co-ordination service

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

... moral burden on physicians who object to referring patients for assisted death. But since the program was set up, the number of Ontario clinicians registered to participate in medical aid in dying has ...

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

... and bringing the total time in school to at least eight years. In the meantime, physician assistants are feeling the pressure to move, as their American counterparts have begun to do, from a master’s to ...

CBCNews (June 27): 'I have trouble understanding,' says new comer of health care language barriers

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

... aren't made aware the service exists. Small-scare family physicians also struggle with accessibility to community translators, she said. The report looks into the financial and emotional cost of language ...

CBCNews (June 26) Dalhousie medical school boosts screening of would-be doctors

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

... review of the admissions process. The last such review was done a decade ago. The review was led by Dr. Gus Grant, registrar of the Nova Scotia College of Physicians and Surgeons, the body which regulates ...

The Star (June 23): Nurses face racism every day

Created on Friday, 23 June 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... Verbal and physical violence against those of us in this profession is a common thing. One news report of this incident noted that physicians can refuse to treat patients. Nurses have no such rights ...

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

(June 5, 2017 – Ottawa, ON) The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) , the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA), the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians (CSPCP) and the Canadian Hospice Palliative ...

Canadian Nurse (June 2017): Federal Budget Removes one of the Legislative Barriers to NP Practice

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

... CNA president Barb Shellian said. CNA identified 34 federal acts, regulations, policies, codes and forms that list physicians as the only health-care providers authorized to provide care, medical examinations, ...

Global News (May 31) Nova Scotia election: Here’s what Stephen McNeil’s Liberals have promised

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

By Andrew RussellNational Online Journalist, Investigative  Global News He’s back. Stephen McNeil’s Liberals will be returning to Province House as the Nova Scotia government after ...

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

... and a midwife, Langlais said. Some issues in pregnancy would fall outside the scope of her practice, requiring a consultation with a family physician or nurse practitioner or a transfer of ...

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

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

... education to become physicians, incurring great debt, and utilizing taxpayer dollars to facilitate their education,” says Mel Lewis, a student affairs associate dean at the University of Alberta. “There’s ...

The Globe and Mail (May,23): Better health care means fixing bureaucratic failings

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

... Jeanne Ferguson, palliative-care specialist Robert Martel and family physician Dr. Ajantha Jayabarathan – serve up a timely reminder that virtually all the problems in our health-care system are engineering ...

CBCNews (May 18) 'There is such a need': new doctor grads want to find solutions to rural shortages

Created on Friday, 19 May 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... doctors and the shortages are fuelling calls for changes to the way doctors are recruited.  One of the new doctors, Danielle Paradis, has plenty of experience with physician shortages ...

CHHRN-CIHI Library: 2017 Publications/Reports

Created on Wednesday, 17 May 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... a health service intervention supporting recruitment and retention of physicians  Wenghofer E F, Hogenbirk J, Timony P E  Impact of the rural pipeline in medical education: Practice locations ...

Pediatrics (March): Burnout in pediatric residents and physicians: A call to action

Created on Tuesday, 16 May 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

The evidence is growing that burnout in trainees, as well as in practicing physicians, comes at a cost to the physicians, those they interact with at home and work, and their patients.1 In their article ...

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