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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

... people with that skill set is essential for efficient and effective service delivery in the mental health sector,” she said. More psychologists choosing private practice over public sector In response, ...

Sudbury (October 12): Northern trained doctors staying put

Created on Thursday, 12 October 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

The idea that doctors trained in the north are more likely to stay and practice here seems to be working out.  Since 2011, more than 160 family physicians educated at the Northern Ontario School ...

CBC Manitoba (OCT 04): WRHA reinstates outpatient occupational, physiotherapy at HSC

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

... starting this month. In July the health authority announced it would be "moving adult outpatient physiotherapy and occupational therapy clinics out of hospital to private-practice providers by mid-October." ...

Yukon Government (Sept 27): Government of Yukon takes steps towards regulated midwifery in Yukon

Created on Friday, 29 September 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... per cent of all Canadian births. Regulating midwifery as a profession in Yukon will provide a framework to guide those midwives who currently practice here, as well as other certified midwives who wish ...

CTV News (28 Sep): Health systems often discriminate against Indigenous patients: Philpott

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

OTTAWA -- Aboriginal physicians are praising Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott for acknowledging discrimination that unfolded at her Toronto-area practice prior to her political life -- an issue ...

College of Midwives of Ontario (Sept 22 2017): Ministry expanding midwives scopes of practice

Created on Wednesday, 27 September 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... to laboratory tests and the expansion of scope of practice to include prescribing controlled substances.  We believe these changes are in the public interest, and that this expansion will improve ...

The Telegram (Sept 26): NL moving forward with midwifery

Created on Wednesday, 27 September 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... set up these services,” The province said in a news release. “The first area of focus will be in central Newfoundland.”   Becker is not expected to actively practice midwife, but by registering ...

NICHE: Northern Interprofessional Collaborative for Health Education Conference (October 19-20, 2017

Created on Monday, 18 September 2017. Posted in Other Events/Past Events

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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

...  London has eight, but only two have practices outside of hospitals. While mental health awareness has grown dramatically in recent years, fuelled partly by high-­profile campaigns encouraging people ...

CBC (Aug 23): Rural paramedics strike deal with Ottawa

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

... too heavily on their paramedic services. Rural paramedics complained the practice was costly and perhaps even dangerous, as it sometimes left their own residents without first responders nearby.  In ...

Better Home Care in Canada: A National Action Plan

Created on Wednesday, 23 August 2017. Posted in HHR/Reports

  Home care is a priority for all Canadians-for patients and their carers, for health care providers, and for governments. In recognition of this, the Canadian Home Care Association (CHCA), the ...

The Globe and Mail (Aug 22): Ontario pharmacies filling more opioid prescriptions, but in smaller do

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

Pharmacies in Ontario are filling a growing number of prescriptions for opioids, but a new report from the Ontario Drug Policy Research Network suggests this may actually reflect safer prescribing practices. ...

Edmonton Journal (Aug 17): Health minister and Alberta dental association at odds over new fee guide

Created on Friday, 18 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... in other provinces has been a tendency for dentists to “clump close” to the recommended fees because no one wants to be an outlier, he said. “I think this is going to change reality in dental practices,” ...

Ottawa Citizen (Aug 10): Medical scribes are changing the way doctors do their work

Created on Friday, 11 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... physician Dr. Peter Graves, is pioneering the practice. Like many of his colleagues, Adani is working as a medical scribe as a kind of training ground for his future career. He returns to school at 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

... at home. This is a major barrier to access, as travelling to visit a patient outside of one’s practice area is not considered an insured service by OHIP. Although some MAID doctors and NPs conduct “virtual ...

CBC Nova Scotia (Aug 1): Only 3 exit interviews done with NS doctors in first year of projects

Created on Tuesday, 01 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

Since the Nova Scotia Health Authority announced in June 2016 that it would begin conducting exit interviews with doctors leaving their practices, three interviews have been completed. Joanne ...

CBC News (July 25): Massage Therapist Association of SK calling to regulate the profession in SK

Created on Wednesday, 26 July 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... not guilty. He has a preliminary hearing scheduled for January. Assoc. feels options to deal with misconduct limited The massage association has a code of ethics and standards and practices for ...

CBC Sask. (July 20): Sask. Métis man uses traditional medicines to treat terminal cancer

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

... is now encouraging specialists to accept patients using traditional practices. It all started when 61-year-old Ric Richardson, a business owner and university student in the northern Saskatchewan ...

CNA (July 18) 150 Nurses of Canada!

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

... to quality health care through traditional, innovative or interprofessional practices. They inspire passion for nursing through their support of professional development by being mentors or advisors.  ...

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