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Background The use of Traditional Medicine/Complementary Medicine (TM/CM) products has gained popularity in many countries. There is a growing body of evidence to support that concomitant use of TM/CM products with certain pharmaceutical medicines may ad ...

AuthorOi Lam Ung C, Harnett J, Hu H
Type of Data Source
  • Secondary Analysis
  • Other Records

Purpose: Radiation therapy students enter their clinical practicum with the expectation to hit the ground running. However, transitioning from the didactic student-focused education setting to the fast pace patient-centred clinical environment may prove t ...

AuthorTan K et al.
Type of Data Source
  • Primary Research

Purpose The purpose of this study was to qualitatively, compare, and understand why perceptions of errors in radiation therapy differ from actual reported errors. Methods The qualitative study consisted of one-on-one semi-structured interviews th ...

AuthorArif S, Smoke m, Farrell T
Type of Data Source
  • Primary Research

Background Radiation therapy (RT) staffing models have traditionally been based on the number of linear accelerators available at cancer centers (i.e., task-focused). RT treatments are becoming increasingly complex and a novel staffing model should be ...

AuthorPatel P, Mitera G
Type of Data Source
  • Secondary Analysis
  • Other Records

Purpose The Cancer Care Ontario's (CCO) Radiation Program Leadership tasked the Radiation Therapy Professional Advisory Committee (RTPAC) to develop a radiation therapist (RT) staffing model to support current radiation therapy practice. Background ...

AuthorSmoke M, Ho P-H E
Type of Data Source
  • Primary Research
  • Other Records

Background Previous studies have shown that palliative radiation therapy (PRT) is often underused, especially in rural and remote settings despite evidence supporting its effectiveness in managing symptoms from advanced or metastatic cancer. Purpose ...

AuthorLengoc S et al.
Type of Data Source
  • Primary Research

Background Ontario is home to approximately half of all new Canadian immigrants making it a multiethnic and multilingual province. Communicating with a linguistically diverse patient population can be a challenge for health care providers. Hospitals offe ...

AuthorAli A et al.
Type of Data Source
  • Primary Research

Patients receiving radiation therapy are subject to very high anxiety levels. Therapists are uniquely positioned to support patients as they progress through treatment, but little is known about therapists’ ability to perform this important task. Therefor ...

AuthorHulley L, Cashell A, Rosewall T
Type of Data Source
  • Primary Research

Purpose In 2011, the Canadian Partnership for Quality Radiotherapy developed guidelines for quality improvement. One such guideline stated “necessary steps were to be taken to prevent incidents from recurring through the development of a Quality Assuranc ...

AuthorLiszewski B
Type of Data Source
  • Primary Research

Continuing professional development (CPD) is essential to maintaining a knowledgeable health care work force. Studies of many health care professionals link CPD to competence, motivation, and job satisfaction. There is little information about CPD in the ...

AuthorManship S
Type of Data Source
  • Primary Research