Archive for July, 2013

Remembering Kevin Leonard

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Dr. Kevin Leonard, who passed away on July 15, 2013, was not only a passionate voice for the rights of patients, he was also a prolific writer.  He contributed many thoughtful pieces to various Longwoods journals on topics ranging from cost/benefit analysis of IT implementation to benefits of patients accessing their own health records.  Here [...]

The Health Strategy Innovation Cell

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

The first online best practices portal for social media in health care retires its link The Health Strategy Innovation Cell was born in Fall 2008 and is now retired. Co-Founded by entrepreneur/risk-takers/researchers and Longwoods contributors Neil Seeman and Adalsteinn Brown The Innovation Cell was a protean, global team of amazing student researchers who conducted globally recognized research [...]

Mass Fatality Management following the South Asian Tsunami Disaster: Case Studies in Thailand, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

By Oliver W Morgan, Pongruk Sribanditmongkol, Clifford Perera,  Yeddi Sulasmi,  Dana Van Alphen,  Egbert Sondorp Abstract Background Following natural disasters, mismanagement of the dead has consequences for the psychological well-being of survivors. However, no technical guidelines currently exist for managing mass fatalities following large natural disasters. Existing methods of mass fatality management are not directly [...]

The Role of Veterans Affairs in Emergency Management: A Systematic Literature Review

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

  DECEMBER 12, 2012 · RESEARCH ARTICLE Print Article Citation PDF, XML Email AUTHORS Maria Claver Darya Friedman Aram Dobalian Karen Ricci Melanie Horn Mallers   ABSTRACT The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a key player in emergency management for both veterans and civilians. Unfortunately, limited evidence-based research findings exist regarding the role and experience of VA during disasters. The present study [...]

Developing a Health System Approach to Disaster Management: A Qualitative Analysis of the Core Literature to Complement the WHO Toolkit for Assessing Health-System Capacity for Crisis Management

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

  AUGUST 22, 2012 · RESEARCH ARTICLE Print Article Citation PDF, XML Email AUTHORS Dr Claire Bayntun Gerald Rockenschaub Virginia Murray   ABSTRACT BACKGROUND The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) sixty-fourth World Health Assembly in May 2011 adopted a resolution on ‘strengthening national health emergency and disaster management capacities and resilience of health systems’. Disaster management is a topical issue globally and countries [...]

A Health System Approach to All-Hazards Disaster Management: A Systematic Review

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

AUGUST 22, 2012 · RESEARCH ARTICLE AUTHOR- Dr Claire Bayntun ABSTRACT AIM This review aims to develop disaster management practice using a health system strengthening approach through two objectives. Firstly, to review the disaster management literature to test the hypothesis that a holistic health system approach has not been established in practice or evaluated in the core literature. Secondly, to [...]

25 Best read papers/articles* on the website

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Effective Teamwork in Healthcare: Research and Reality Dave Clements, Mylène Dault and Alicia Priest The Role of Nursing Leadership in Integrating Clinical Nurse Specialists and Nurse Practitioners in Healthcare Delivery in Canada Nancy Carter, Ruth Martin-Misener, Kelley Kilpatrick, Sharon Kaasalainen, Faith Donald, Denise Bryant-Lukosius, Patricia Harbman, Ivy Bourgeault and Alba DiCenso Toward Performance and Quality [...]

Flood Control in Calgary

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

The City of Calgary – City services disrupted by the June 2013 flood www…/flood2013/…/Service- … If you have extra materials, please take them to a community recycling depot or … and then should be sanitized according to Alberta Health Services instructions. … Starting Monday, July 8, all Calgary landfills will resume normal operating …

Cleaning up after a flood

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

From Toronto Public Health The damage to your home from a flood can be overwhelming. Listed below are a number of links to helpful information about what to do after a flood has occured. They include fact sheets on how to clean up after a flood, how to deal with potential mold issues and how [...]

Modern Medicine Is Neglecting Road Traffic Crashes

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Citation: Redelmeier DA, McLellan BA (2013) Modern Medicine Is Neglecting Road Traffic Crashes. PLoS Med 10(6): e1001463. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001463 Received: March 12, 2013; Accepted: April 24, 2013; Published: June 11, 2013 Copyright: © 2013 Redelmeier, McLellan. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the [...]