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CBC (Jan 27) MMIWG hearings shed light on lack of mental health services in Canada's north

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

... them. She says violence has become normalized here because people are consumed by mental health issues and addiction. The Northwest Territories has the second highest rate of family violence in the ...

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

... time management and format of the questions on the test. It follows in the footsteps of Venture Healthcare, a pilot program started at the U of A last year that gave students from similar backgrounds ...

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

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

Vancouver Coastal Health has revamped the way it offers services at three Downtown Eastside clinics. "Clients will no longer have to travel to multiple sites to address their needs," said Bonnie Wilson, ...

CBC (Jan 22) Crowd protests loss of midwives on South Shore

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

... after its last remaining midwife informed the Nova Scotia Health Authority she could no longer continue the workload alone, said Kelly Chisholm, president of the Association of Nova Scotia Midwives. More ...

University Affairs (Jan 22) Indigenous health researchers launch mentorship program

Created on Wednesday, 24 January 2018. Posted in News/Latest News

“We see industry, health care, our justice system – so many different segments of the Canadian and international communities who have not had the privilege of understanding Indigenous perspectives,” said ...

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

... of the Canadian Association of Midwives, said national and international data increasingly support the provision of midwifery in small and rural places, which can realize health-care cost savings and better ...

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

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

... actually see your offload time in real time in all the emergency departments in the city," said Visser, who's also the emergency department lead for the Champlain Local Health Integration Network. "So ...

McGill (Jan 18) McGill a hub for next generations of nurse practitioners

Created on Friday, 19 January 2018. Posted in Features/Scopes of Practice

... care (health promotion, illness and injury prevention, and the diagnosis and treatment of illness and injury) settings. More than half of Canada’s nurse practitioners work in Ontario, with Quebec home ...

McGill (Jan 18) McGill a hub for next generations of nurse practitioners

Created on Friday, 19 January 2018. Posted in News/Latest News

... care (health promotion, illness and injury prevention, and the diagnosis and treatment of illness and injury) settings. More than half of Canada’s nurse practitioners work in Ontario, with Quebec home ...

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

... Seniors' 911 calls cut in half by weekly paramedics visits     Rural paramedics urge health minister to speed up new dispatch system Wilson is one of about a dozen Ottawa paramedics ...

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 Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario wants to bring its mental health and special needs services under one roof with a $140-million addition to its Smyth Road campus. The province approved operational ...

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

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

Health Sciences North is looking to develop an action plan to better deal with and report workplace violence against its staff. Recently, the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions called for action on workplace ...

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

... area that includes the township and the nearby reserves. Story continues below advertisement The trio established a family health team that operates a family medicine clinic, and they staff the ER ...

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 News/Latest News

... area that includes the township and the nearby reserves. Story continues below advertisement The trio established a family health team that operates a family medicine clinic, and they staff the ER ...

thestar (Jan 15) Province should fund psychotherapy by non-doctors, says provincial agency on...

Created on Tuesday, 16 January 2018. Posted in News/Latest News

... on his work, relationships and health. His illustration business collapsed. He declared bankruptcy. He lost his home. And he struggled with thoughts of suicide. Lopez finally sought psychiatric help ...

CBC (Jan 15) How P.E.I.'s health system is dealing with violent patients

Created on Tuesday, 16 January 2018. Posted in News/Latest News

Health PEI is implementing a new system to get better control of patients who are prone to be violent. Kelley Rayner, chair of workplace violence prevention working group for Health PEI, said patient ...

lfpress (Jan 12) Western University heading up Indigenous health network

Created on Monday, 15 January 2018. Posted in Features/Rural/Remote/Aboriginal

Western University has emerged as a centre for Indigenous health research, leading a provincewide network of 13 institutions, the school announced Thursday. The Indigenous Mentorship Network Program ...

lfpress (Jan 12) Western University heading up Indigenous health network

Created on Monday, 15 January 2018. Posted in News/Latest News

Western University has emerged as a centre for Indigenous health research, leading a provincewide network of 13 institutions, the school announced Thursday. The Indigenous Mentorship Network Program ...

CBC (Jan 11) Change definition of doctor 'vacancy,' municipal council urges as Cape Breton...

Created on Monday, 15 January 2018. Posted in News/Latest News

Change definition of doctor 'vacancy,' municipal council urges as Cape Breton physicians ready to retire The municipal council in Cape Breton's Victoria County is pressing the Nova Scotia Health Authority ...

Webinar on Jan 24: Using Data Visualization for Health Workforce Planning

Created on Monday, 15 January 2018. Posted in News/Latest News

Check out the upcoming webinar on Jan 24 "Using Data Visualization for Health Work Force Planning! Webinar Title: Using Data Visualization for Health Workforce Planning Presenters: Robert Martiniano, ...

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