Archive for March, 2016

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – Looking Ahead with Anticipation and Hope

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Looking Ahead with Anticipation and Hope, ACEN Column by Kaaren Neufeld March 2003 It is with this bold and adventuresome spirit in mind that the Academy of Canadian Executive Nurses welcomes a new team of leaders to the journal. We are thrilled that Dr. Dorothy Pringle has accepted the position as our new Editor-in-Chief for [...]

The Aging Physician and the Hospital

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Standing in your office are two quite upset surgeons, one anxious and the other quite angry. There is a dispute about the now overdue call schedule for their specialty over the approaching summer. The senior member of the four-person group has announced he is going off call for nights and weekends but the other three do [...]

Supporting American Veterans

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

This page summarizes available U.S. governmental, organizational and other resources and makes them easily accessible to those searching for assistance. It includes 48 citations of the latest studies and 10 external resources for veterans seeking help. I hope that the quality of this page and the importance of the subject matter merits inclusion on your [...]

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – Courage A Rare Competency by Hugh MacLeod and Senator Michael Kirby

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – Courage A Rare Competency by Hugh MacLeod and Senator Michael Kirby This is the 1st essay of the 1st Ghost Busting Series of penned theatre by Hugh MacLeod who also plays the role of editor and discussant. I am joined on the balcony by a respected champion of change, Senator Michael [...]

Health and Health Care Implications of Systemic Racism on Indigenous Peoples in Canada

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Prepared by the Indigenous Health Working Group of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada. Family physicians know that supporting a patient’s health requires trust, compassion, and mutual respect. For Indigenous patients and their families, this is not always achieved. Systemic racism has been identified as a major barrier [...]

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – Healthcare Quarterly presents a CIHI Survey: Waiting in the Emergency Department for an In-Patient Bed

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Variations by Hospital Type, Season and Day by Greg Webster, Heather Dawson and Raymond Przybysz Half of the patients who were admitted via the ED to large community and teaching hospitals waited 2.2 hours or less to access an in-patient bed once the decision to admit them from the ED had been made (Table 1). [...]

Calories Survey by Ipsos Reid

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Click here to download the full PDF Methodology These are the findings of an Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Canadian Obesity Network. For this research, a randomy-generated representative sample of 2,041 Canadians was surveyed via Ipsos Reid’s online I-Say panel. Weighting was then employed to balance demographics to ensure that the sample’s [...]