The Evolving Role of Health Care Aides in the Long-Term Care and Home and Community Care Sectors in Canada

Human Resources For Health Journal

CHHRN is pleased to announce the following recently published commentary!!

Title: The evolving role of health care aides in the long-term care and home and community care sectors in Canada

Authors: Whitney Berta, Audrey Laporte, Raisa Deber, Andrea Baumann, Brenda Gamble

Journal: Human Resources for Health, 2013, 11:25

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2011-12 Annual Census of Post-M.D. Trainees Report!

annual census post-md 2011-As you may know, CAPER has been gathering data on post-M.D. training since 1989. Covering medical residency and fellowship programs at all universities, CAPER gives a comprehensive, long-term picture of the numbers and types of physicians moving through Canada's post-M.D. training system.

The Annual Census report highlights key statistical trends, such as:

  • counts of postgraduate trainees and their demographic characteristics;
  • enrolment in family medicine, medical, surgical and laboratory programs;
  • international medical graduates (IMGs) and visa trainees;
  • variations across universities and provinces;
  • the number of residents and fellows exiting from post-M.D. programs;
  • as well as the retention and migration of past post-M.D. graduates.

And more!


Specialization in Medicine How Much Is Appropriate?

Professions develop around the delivery of specialized services. Lawyersgive legal advice, electricians install wiring, and teachers provide education. At some point in the evolution of a field, licensure or certification defines its area of expertise. Licensure is a legal entity allowing only certain people to perform a task. Certification is a non−legally binding designation that informs consumers of qualifications. Frequently, licensing and certification are performed by professional organizations that oversee education, training/apprenticing, and evaluation through examination.

Specialization in medicine depends on 3 principal factors:

  • advances in medical science and technology,
  • professional preferences, and
  • economic considerations.


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This 2011 edition of Health at a Glance

logooecdOECD Indicators presents the most recent comparable data on key indicators of health and health systems across OECD countries. For the first time, it features a chapter on long-term care.

This edition presents data for all 34 OECD member countries, including the four new member countries: Chile, Estonia, Israel and Slovenia. Where possible, it also reports comparable data for Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, the Russian Federation, and South Africa, as major non-OECD economies.

Health Canadacihr logo1This initiative has been generously funded by grants from Health Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of the funders.