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

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

CBC News (July 11): 'No one is really doing anything': Frustrations mount over rural ER closures

Created on Tuesday, 18 July 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... all that uncommon in some of our smaller emergency departments. It's less than acceptable to me," said Dr. Bill Lowe, head of family practice for the northern zone of the provincial health authority. "We ...

The Star (18 July): Canada committed to improving mental health in Indigenous communities: Philpott

Created on Tuesday, 18 July 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

...  Promoting life and preventing suicide requires respect for Indigenous knowledge and practices, including work done to create important foundational documents. Preventing suicide also requires a focus ...

The Hamilton Spectators (July 12): Hamilton has more doctors in family health teams despite....

Created on Wednesday, 12 July 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... a given area compared to population, the travel time it takes to reach them and their model of practice. "We kind of start with the basics here," said Dr. Rick Glazier, who is a scientist at ICES, a ...

CBC Manitoba (July 12): Some Manitobans will pay out-of-pocket for physiotherapy starting this fall

Created on Wednesday, 12 July 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... health authority is "moving adult outpatient physiotherapy and occupational therapy clinics out of hospital to private-practice providers by mid-October," the WRHA announced Tuesday. "For patients, it ...

Healthy Debate (July, 6): Does more education for health professionals equal better patient care?

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

In recent years, nurses, physiotherapists, audiologists, speech therapists, and pharmacists have all increased their entry-to-practice requirements, with registered nurses needing at least a bachelor degree, ...

Burns Lake Lakes District News (28 June): Meet the new Burns Lake doctors

Created on Wednesday, 28 June 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... do that, and the education.” “We have a fantastic opportunity to practice medicine in such a way that complement the philosophies of primary healthcare and public health strategies, but that is still ...

CBCNews (June 26) Dalhousie medical school boosts screening of would-be doctors

Created on Tuesday, 27 June 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... to a code of conduct, and their fitness for the study and practice of medicine is continuously evaluated," said university spokesperson Janet Bryson in an email to CBC News.  The ...

Telegraph (June, 22): Paramedic project`s `busy`start

Created on Thursday, 22 June 2017. Posted in Trash/Trash

... at the hospital. When New Brunswick's provincial ambulance service was established in 2007, replacing a patchwork of independent operations, the government of the day set the province-wide scope of practice ...

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