When more is not always better: Choosing nursing interventions wisely

January 11th, 2017

Authors: Barb Shellian, RN, President, Canadian Nurses Association and Wendy Levinson, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto; Chair and Co-founder, Choosing Wisely Canada As health-care professionals, Canada’s nurses have the privilege and obligation to provide high-quality care. We pledge to do no harm to our patients, and we work together to make this happen. [...]

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – In June 2009 World Health & Population covers Household Use of Inpatient Healthcare Services in India

December 15th, 2016

In India, accessibility of healthcare remains a major challenge. At the macro level social, administrative, geographical and cultural factors all converge to influence health-seeking behaviour and access to health services. At the household level, cost is a major deterrent for poor people. This includes also so-called hidden costs such as transportation, loss of working time, [...]

CMAJ Open: Association between traumatic brain injury and incarceration: a population-based cohort study

December 8th, 2016

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an important public health concern: the estimated global lifetime prevalence is 3.49% In Ontario, Canada, there were 1.7  new cases of TBI per 1000 population in 2010/11, an increase of more than 20% since 2004/05. Traumatic brain injury may result in long-term disability and is a major cause of death [...]

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – Soccer/Football References in celebration of the TFC playing in the MLS final on Saturday

December 8th, 2016

World Cup and Posing the Wrong Questions – July 2014 The World Cup and Heart Health – July 2014

Annual Report on Vaccine Safety in Ontario

November 28th, 2016

Published November 2016 The objective of this report is to summarize AEFIs reported in Ontario following vaccines administered in 2015. In addition, reporting trends are assessed by comparison of AEFIs reported in Ontario following vaccines administered across five years between 2011 and 2015. Click here to download the full PDF  

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – Morris Barer describes the Journey to a Journal in Healthcare Policy’s first issue September 2005.

November 24th, 2016

Emphasis at that meeting was placed on the need for a forum for good applied work that would find an apt audience among Canadian policy makers and managers (Health Affairs and Canadian Public Policy were offered up as potential models, with the need to accept papers in both official languages also receiving emphasis). The absence of a quality [...]

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – Dot Pringle Stirs the pot with her 2005 editorial “Waiting Lists? What Waiting Lists? Not Nursing’s Problem.”

November 17th, 2016

Editor in Chief Dorothy Pringle encourages nurses to become part of the healthcare policy conversation regarding wait lists. “Can the waiting-list problem be resolved without nursing’s involvement and input? Some of the backlogs seemingly could. Nurses have little to contribute to reducing MRI waiting lists, but it is hard to imagine that the hip and [...]

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – October 2013 Healthcare Papers asks Is Public Health Ready to Participate in the Transformation of the Healthcare System?

November 10th, 2016

John Millar, Ted Bruce, Siu Mee Cheng, Richard Masse and David McKeown invite discussion about the healthcare system in Canada, and if it is undergoing significant transformation in response to three major interrelated pressures; First, the overall burden of illness is rising as indicated by increasing rates of obesity; Second, patients are getting poor quality [...]

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – HealthAchieve 2006

November 3rd, 2016

Justin Trudeau spoke, George Smitherman was Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Hilary Short was CEO of OHA, The GTA Rehab Network and The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario tied to both win the Ted Freedman Award (sponsored by Accenture) and Dr. Ginette Rodger was the Recipient of the Nursing Leadership Award (sponsored by Johnson [...]

Better Home Care: A National Action Plan

October 27th, 2016

Better Home Care: A National Action Plan focuses on the belief that home not hospital or residential care, is one of the best places to recover from an illness or injury, manage long-term conditions and live out final days. The Canadian Home Care Association (CHCA), the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and the College of Family Physicians [...]