The depression epidemic plaguing doctors

May 25th, 2016

In Their Own Words: An Analysis of the Experiences of Medical Interns Participating in a Prospective Cohort Study of Depression. Mata, Douglas A. MD, MPH; Ramos, Marco A. MPhil, MSEd; Kim, Michelle M. MD, PhD; Guille, Constance MD, MS; Sen, Srijan MD, PhD Published Ahead-of-Print –  Read more here Abstract Purpose: To compare the subjective [...]

What countries produce Canada’s International Medical Graduates?

May 24th, 2016

What countries produce Canada’s International Medical Graduates? Recently released counts of active physicians in Canada shows that almost one out of every four doctors (24%) received their medical degree from another country. The highest proportion of international medical graduates (IMGs) occurs in Saskatchewan (54%) and Newfoundland (41%). For decades, these two provinces have relied heavily [...]

World Health Statistics Monitoring Health for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

May 20th, 2016

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda integrate all three dimensions of sustainable development (economic, social and environmental) recognizing that eradicating poverty and inequality, creating inclusive economic growth and preserving the planet are inextricably linked. Health is centrally positioned within the 2030 Agenda, with one comprehensive goal (SDG 3) and its 13 [...]

The Effects of Cannabis Use during Adolescence

May 18th, 2016

From the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse. For over 25 years, the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) has provided national leadership to advance solutions that will reduce the harms of alcohol and drugs on individuals and their families. Part of our unique role involves bringing people and knowledge together to effect changes in policy, practice and programs, and make [...]

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – Aging at Home

May 12th, 2016

Healthcare Papers 10.1 introduces essay Aging at Home: Integrating Community-Based Care for Older Persons. Commentary focuses on accountability and integrated care. http://www.longwoods.com/publications/healthcarepapers/624

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – Frailty and Aging

May 5th, 2016

Healthcare Quarterly 10.3 has a focus on integrating health services in reference to the frail and aging. LHINs have developed a commitment to teamwork and joint problem solving that helps them to learn from each other and from their communities, and to develop joint knowledge dissemination strategies. http://www.longwoods.com/publications/healthcare-quarterly/492

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – Focus on Leaders: Dr. Lynn Nagle and the Case for Nursing Informatics

April 28th, 2016

An interview now Editor-in-Chief, Lynn Nagle from Nursing Leadership 18(1) 2005. “Within 10 years, I hope that informatics is an integrated component of every basic nursing program, for example, reflected in every aspect of a core curriculum.” http://www.longwoods.com/content/17027

Health Equity Report: Income and Health Income and Health

April 25th, 2016

Health Equity Report from Health Quality Ontario Income and Health shows how income is associated with health risks, health care and health outcomes among people in Ontario. With indicators covering everything from the smoking rate to prescription medication insurance to life expectancy, the report looks at variation between the poorest people in Ontario and the richest, [...]

Throw Back Thursday (TBT) The Impact of Hospital Restructuring on Home Care Nursing (2006)

April 21st, 2016

Research Leadership The Impact of Hospital Restructuring on Home Care Nursing by Suzanna Keller, Duncan Hunter and S.E.D. Shortt Background: Health reform in many industrialized countries has prompted the shift from institutional to community care. In Ontario, this approach was instigated through the Health Services Restructuring Commission. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to determine whether [...]

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – Longwoods Radio with André Picard

April 21st, 2016

What Do Patients Want? A Critical Look at Healthcare Delivery in Canada. Picard discusses how patients want their care to be good, quick and easy to understand. http://www.longwoods.com/audio-video/audio/1/4336