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CBC Radio (Oct 16): Let's talk: Why Canadians need health care in their own language

Created on Wednesday, 18 October 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... with their doctor.  An editorial published earlier today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal says the health care system needs to do better.   The editorial says ...

CBC PEI (October 04): 'Extremely shorthanded:' P.E.I. lacks psychiatrists for ER care

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

... and retention  Aylward said the province needs to look at how medical professionals are being recruited and retained as well. "But at the end of the day, if you have an individual presenting ...

TVO (October 04): Ontario’s ‘entertainment ultrasound’ clinics will remain unregulated for now

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

... government says it’s simply too early in the legislative process to predict whether those powers will be used to restrict non-medical sonograms. The bill has to pass the legislature, the government needs ...

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

... begin the process to develop sustainable and safe midwifery to meet the needs of Yukoners, I would like to thank the members of the Midwifery Advisory Committee for the time and professional expertise ...

Breakfast Television (28 Sep): Ontario to require disclosure of pharma payments to health profession

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

... of the legislation. Ethics and compliance officer Annie Bourgault said the company may, for example, pay a doctor to participate in a consultation meeting to speak about patient needs when GSK is about ...

National Post (Aug 25): A 'huge problem’: Over half of Ontario's neonatal ICUs closed to new patient

Created on Friday, 25 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... go without the intensive care he or she needs — and none has recently been sent outside the province — but acknowledged there has been an “unprecedented” spike in demand for the specialized service. The level-three ...

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

... needs to improve,” said Desi Brownstone, a London psychiatrist and president of the Ontario Psychiatric Association. “It’s a crucial time to intervene because a lot of psychiatric problems show up in ...

The Star (Aug, 23):Study questions why thousands with developmental disabilities are prescribed...

Created on Wednesday, 23 August 2017. Posted in Trash/Trash

... Lunsky said. And more knowledge on the needs of people with developmental disabilities is required across the board. “Everybody needs to be educated about this, whether it’s the person who is taking ...

The Star (Aug, 23):Study questions why thousands with developmental disabilities are prescribed...

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

... Lunsky said. And more knowledge on the needs of people with developmental disabilities is required across the board. “Everybody needs to be educated about this, whether it’s the person who is taking ...

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

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

... agreement, it still needs the approval of Ontario's Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. The goal is to have the new system in place by Oct. 1.  Author: Ashley Burke To access original content ...

Ontario Nurses' Association (AUG 17): Front-Line Nurses Left Unprotected from Violence...

Created on Thursday, 17 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... injured at its Brockville site, the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) says the province needs to invest in taking proactive measures to keep nurses safe. “Let’s stop wasting taxpayers’ money in legal ...

Waterloo Region Record (Aug 16): Online specialist referral system developed locally ...

Created on Wednesday, 16 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... doctors and patients "to really evolve the solution to meet their needs," he said. "We focus more on the user than the technology." The system went live on Monday. For now, the focus is on referrals ...

CTV news (Aug 03): Mental health expert presents recommendations after Cape Breton teen suicides

Created on Thursday, 03 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... on school grounds. However, he said he didn't know how such a regime could be extended to when students are away from school -- and a wider public discussion needs to take place on where responsibilities ...

CBC Ottawa (Aug 03): Inadequate home care for Ottawa-area families with sick children, study finds

Created on Thursday, 03 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... to PSWs by the Community Care Access Centre. "It tells us that we rely heavily on family caregivers to support kids … that have very complex needs" along with other conditions, including kids recovering ...

Declaration of Commitment to Psychological Health & Safety in Healthcare

Created on Monday, 31 July 2017. Posted in Features/Quality of Worklife

... and staff; Cultivate a workplace culture that respects their staff’s needs including, but not limited to, their psychological health and safety; and, Be leaders and champions for advancing workplace ...

CBC North (July 31): Nunavut gov't explores possibility of a residential trauma & addictions ...

Created on Monday, 31 July 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... Quality of Life Secretariat, issued a request for proposals (RFP) this spring for a consultant to write a four-part report on Nunavut's addictions treatment needs and what a possible treatment ...

Huffington Post (July, 24): Pikangikum First Nation Suicide Crisis Prompts Funding For 20...

Created on Monday, 24 July 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... First Nation — a remote community struggling with a suicide crisis and pressing mental health needs from about 380 people seeking counselling. The mental health workers will be going to the reserve, ...

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

... and their life until they get the necessary treatment and the hormones. The hormones are the most important thing." Warneke said Alberta Health Services needs to hear more about the barriers ...

Breaking Point: The Suicide Crisis in Indigenous Communities

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

... period of time, high needs amongst clients and staff burnout. Citing the 1996 Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, Michael DeGagné recalled that when the report was released ...

Devex (July 19) Opinion: Recalibrating investments in the global health and social workforce

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

... Growth takes a multisectoral and interorganizational approach “to transform the global health workforce so as to be able to meet the needs for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs].” ...

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