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Archive for September, 2015
 
Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
Caring for the Caregiver

Caring for the Caregiver: Managing Stress (PDF, 175K) (2013, 19 p.) This booklet for family caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease outlines 10 warning signs of severe caregiver stress, including depression and sleep problems. It discusses the importance of a positive attitude and suggests strategies for managing and reducing stress, including meditating, doing something enjoyable every [...]

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Monday, September 28th, 2015
As Real As It Gets – a picture book for older adopted kids

As Real As It Gets THE KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN IS UP AND RUNNING! Click here to head over there or scroll down to see a couple of sketches that are not on the crowd funding site. As Real As It Gets is a picture book that isn’t quite real … yet. It’s about a boy who is adjusting [...]

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Friday, September 25th, 2015
Community Care Access Centres— Financial Operations and Service Delivery

Office of the Auditor General of Ontario Special Report September 2015 Community Care Access Centres Overview Purpose: Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) are not-for-profit provincial government organizations that help people access home- and communitybased health care and related social services outside a hospital setting. Their mission is to provide equitable and individualized access to quality [...]

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Thursday, September 24th, 2015
Throw Back Thursday (TBT) – “Between Two Worlds”: Healthcare Decision-maker Engagement with Regional Training Centres

Authors: Sam Sheps, Raymond W. Pong, Mélanie Lavoie-Tremblay and Debbie MacLellan write for Healthcare Policy’s first special issue on Regional Training Centres, edited by Patricia Martens. Key messages include: The two worlds of graduate education in applied health services and nursing research and healthcare decision-making can be successfully bridged for mutual benefit by the active [...]

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Friday, September 18th, 2015
‘Never events’ lists hospital mistakes that should never happen in Canada

A group of Canadian health care organizations have created a list of patient safety incidents (known as never events) that should never happen in hospitals. Led by Health Quality Ontario and supported by the Canadian Patient Safety Institute, the new report: Never Events for Hospital Care in Canada, says all never events are preventable using organizational checks [...]

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Thursday, September 17th, 2015
Celebrating Saad Rafi

Publisher’s notes of a recent speech delivered to a business audience by former Premier David Peterson providing highlights of Saad Rafi’s report card for having managed the 2015 PanAm Games held recently in Toronto. Mr. Peterson presented these in the context of benefits provided by the PanAm games‎ with a clear reference and show of appreciation [...]

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Thursday, September 17th, 2015
Throw Back Thursday (TBT) – World Health joins the Longwoods’ family

Longwoods’ starting publishing World Health & Population in 2006 with issue 8.1. Then Editor-in Chief, John Paul, describes the issue “True to the mission of World Health & Population (WHP), papers in this issue span the globe, from Brazil, Jamaica and Ivory Coast to Nigeria, Nepal, Bangladesh and Kerala. …”

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Thursday, September 10th, 2015
Throw Back Thursday (TBT) – ICES Reports

ICES started their regular Column in Healthcare Quarterly in the March 2001 issue and they are still going strong. ICES Reports: Increasing Longevity and Future Hospital Use Use of Health Services by Ontario Children Declining Primary Care Visits: How Many Doctors Do People See? Is There A Doctor in The Emergency Department?  

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Thursday, September 3rd, 2015
Throw Back Thursday (TBT) – Future Think

In 1999 Healthcare Quarterly published a FutureThink piece by Russell Sachs making 10 predictions of the future of electronic medical records, how are we doing? … approximately one-third of healthcare organizations have begun the process of implementing an EMR system in a trend that will likely accelerate. This presentation outlines ten predictions related to the [...]

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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015
Applied Health Research Question (AHRQ) 2012/13 Guidelines

Planning, Research and Analysis Branch Health System Strategy and Policy Division Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care May 2012 Click here to download the full PDF

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