October 2014

Increasing Interest and Demand? Is Our System Well-Enough Prepared for Policy Change?     

The author calls for planning well ahead for changes in policy to provide optimal, ethical and safe approaches to the offering of services around assisted death as an option for ...

October 2014

Inadequate Performance Measures Affecting Practices, Organizations and Outcomes of Ontario’s Family Health Teams     

In this study the authors asked: What healthcare practices and organizational structures are encouraged by the FHT model? Results suggest that unintended consequences of perfor­mance measures may be posing challenges ...

October 2014

Mind the Gap: Governance and Health Workforce Outcomes     

Key messages from the report are that: (1) leadership, communication and engagement are crucial to workforce change; (2) workforce outcomes need to be considered in conjunction with patient outcomes; and ...

September 2014

Accountability in the UK Healthcare System: An Overview         

This commentary describes how the new organizational structures have challenged the traditional centralized accountability structures by creating a more dispersed system of governance for local health­care commissioners.

September 2014

Thinking about Accountability         

Accountability is a key component of healthcare reforms, in Canada and internationally, but there is increasing recognition that one size does not fit all. A more nuanced understanding begins with ...

June 2014

A Road Map to Building Ethics Capacity in the Home and Community Care and Support Services Sector     

The authors introduce the Community Ethics Network (CEN), a replicable network of home and community care agencies in the Greater Toronto Area.

June 2014

Diffusion of Personal Health Information Services: Self-Determining and Empowering Practices for Manitoba Inuit     

The author describes findings from research conducted into culturally safe practices for communicating personal health information services related to a provincial integrated electronic health record.

April 2014

Is Public Health Ready to Participate in the Transformation of the Healthcare System?     

To guide the significant changes required in Canadian healthcare, the authors advocate for transforming the primary care system into a community-based primary healthcare (CBPH) system. They discuss, in particular, the ...

April 2014

Sustainability of Cancer Registration in the Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania - A Qualitative Assessment     

Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) is developing a population-based cancer registry, and understanding stakeholders’ perceptions of factors impacting cancer registration sustainability is critical to its long-term success.

February 2014

Health Canada and the Pharmaceutical Industry: A Preliminary Analysis of the Historical Relationship     

Health Canada has been accused of favouring the pharmaceutical industry over the public in areas of pharmaceutical policy. This orientation has been tied to the introduction of user fees by ...

 

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