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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

The University of Manitoba's largest-ever class of doctors graduated Thursday morning, but only 12 of the 113 plan to do their residencies in rural Manitoba.  Rural Manitoba is short dozens of family ...

CHHRN-CIHI Library: 2017 Publications/Reports

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

... C S-Y  Optimizing staff, quality, and cost in home healthcare nursing: Theory synthesis   British Colombia Medical Association  Doctors helping doctors- Stories from the physician ...

AFMC (APR 30): AFMC gravely concerned about unmatched Canadian Medical Graduates

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

... “When doctors are in high demand and our medical graduates have worked incredibly hard to get to their post-MD training, the number of unmatched CMGs raises alarm bells. The Faculties must enable the match ...

Canada News Wire (May 9): The Canadian Ophthalmological Society and National Vision Health Month

Created on Thursday, 11 May 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... He's now fully cleared and has made a miracle recovery but he may not be with us today if it hadn't been for the involvement and quick response of the ophthalmologist." Ophthalmologists are medical doctors ...

The Chronicle Herald (Mar 29): Primary health care a priority

Created on Tuesday, 09 May 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... too long to be seen. We are trying to change that too. This work is complex. Let's start with what we know. Doctors are a valued resource. In Nova Scotia, we have more doctors per person than many ...

Doctors of BC (May 1 2017): Mental Health Week – let’s talk about the tough stuff

Created on Monday, 01 May 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

PRESIDENT'S BLOG  “I’m fine” is a common answer we hear when we ask someone how they’re doing – a friend, a family member, a colleague, a patient. But far too often, even though they may look ...

Health Workforce Policies in OECD Countries: Right jobs, Right Skills, Right Places

Created on Tuesday, 25 April 2017. Posted in Features/Scopes of Practice

... OECD countries, with a particular focus on doctors and nurses given the preeminent role that they have traditionally played in health service delivery. Reference: OECD (2016), Health Workforce Policies ...

Herald News & CPNS (April 1): College of Paramedics of Nova Scotia effective April 1

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

... important role in our health-care system, not only as first responders, but also providing palliative care support and working alongside doctors, nurses and other health-care professionals,” said Health ...

Regina Leader-Post (April 5): Pharmacists hope to further expand their role in health-care system

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

Increasingly, pharmacists are providing patient care that used to be the domain of doctors. From prescribing for minor ailments, to giving flu shots, to counselling patients about smoking cessation pharmacists ...

Degress (Mar 31): Podcast -Strengthening the global health workforce

Created on Tuesday, 04 April 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... because, w/o them, millions around the world will never have access to proper care.CLICK TO TWEET Another component is examining all jobs along the workforce “value chain” — not just doctors and nurses ...

CBCNews (March 22): Collaborative-care clinics a hit with doctors, but slow rolling out

Created on Wednesday, 22 March 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

As the government works to recruit doctors to practise in the province, a director with Doctors Nova Scotia says more flexibility during the changeover to collaborative-care centres could help ...

CBC News (March 14): Hundreds more doctors in Sask. than a decade ago

Created on Wednesday, 15 March 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

The number of doctors working in Saskatchewan has increased by 750 in the past 10 years, according to the provincial government. A statement from the province says the total number of physicians is up ...

CTVNews (Feb 24): Canada's rural physicians offer proposals for equal access to high quality care

Created on Thursday, 02 March 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... they develop students willing to practice in rural communities. It also works to link those young doctors with long-time rural physicians. The strategy offers proposals to strengthen the network of ...

The Star (Feb 23): Canada’s rural doctors push for better health care access outside urban centres

Created on Friday, 24 February 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

...  It focuses on support for Canadian medical schools as they develop students willing to practice in rural communities. It also works to link those young doctors with long-time rural physicians. The ...

CNW (Feb 23):13 health care organizations unite under one national framework for better patient care

Created on Thursday, 23 February 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

OTTAWA, Feb. 22, 2017 /CNW/ - Ensuring Canadian doctors have access to the world's best training model for patient care is a shared priority of 13 national and provincial health care organizations. ...

CBCNews (Feb 14): High percentage of Sask. MDs at risk of burnout, survey says

Created on Wednesday, 15 February 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

A Saskatchewan Medical Association survey released this week suggests 62 per cent of doctors report feeling at risk for burnout — stressed to the point of exhaustion. "The data that we've ...

LocalXpress (Feb 14): Doctor migration to U.S. at lowest level in decades, study says

Created on Tuesday, 14 February 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... that looks at the numbers of Canadian-trained physicians working in the United States over the last four decades. The number of Canadian doctors going to the U.S. was steady throughout the ...

CBC Radio (Feb 8 2017): When a hospital patient becomes violent

Created on Wednesday, 08 February 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

Violent incidents against doctors and nurses are a growing problem at Canadian hospitals. The surprise is that the perpetrators are often patients.  That's according to an editorial in the ...

Huffington Post (Feb 7 2017): Should Our Health Care System Be Ageist?

Created on Tuesday, 07 February 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

...  For health care, such a notion would be self-defeating. If frail patients are unsuited to the care doctors provide, we must provide more suitable care. People get sick the only way they know how. ...

Vancouver Sun (Feb 6 2017): Opinion: Taking action on resident doctors' wellness

Created on Monday, 06 February 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

Doctors benefit from practicing a profession in which we have the privilege to meaningfully improve the health of our patients. Many physicians will describe their work as rewarding, and some even refer ...

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