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

Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – Breakfast with the Chiefs from April 22, 2008.

April 14th, 2016

CIHI: What’s New? What’s Coming? with Graham Scott and Glenda Yeates. A discussion that includes information on a report on mental health and homelessness + their growing data on LTC and home care. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgifoEpOHVE&index=1&list=PLGBM9s2cXCt339vb49Y_oTeVjxD0q7LR3

What’s the history of World Health Day? Throw Back Thursday (TBT)

April 7th, 2016

April 7th is World Health day; it marks the founding of the World Health Organization When the UN was formed in 1945, it was decided a global health organisation should be set up. The World Health Organisation was born on April 7, 1948. It was decided this anniversary should be marked with a day educating [...]

Honest Ed’s pharmacy

April 4th, 2016

Honest Ed Mirvish had his share of fights. . . Back in 1959, a pharmacist named Norman Englander tried to set up a discount drugstore in Honest Ed’s. Mr. Mirvish had no objection, renting the pharmacist 72 square feet for $6,000 and 6 per cent of gross receipts. The Ontario College of Pharmacy refused to register [...]

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

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

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

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

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 [...]