Longwoods eLetter May 24, 2005

 “Toil does not come to help the idle.” author unknown

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An Elder-Friendly Hospital: Translating a Dream into Reality. Belinda Parke and Penny Brand with a Commentary by Joy Richards: A Call to Think Differently.

Collaborating to Innovate and Improve Patient-Centred Care at Hamilton Health Sciences Ann Russell, Heather Campbell, Marlene Scardamalia, Mary Lamon, Blake Melnick, Jennifer Henderson, Chuck Cunningham, Anne Matheson and Nancy Smith Lea. January 2005 | Download PDF

Successfully Challenging Traditional Working Practices within Orthopaedics. Jennifer Faraone, Susan Bisaillon, Kathy Elliott, Jane Cuthbert, Cindy Doucette and Joan Shaw. October 2004 | Download PDF

The Pulse of Renewal: A Focus on Nursing Human Resources. 15 report summaries with specific Calls to Action.  Our most significant publication (reader popularity) for May, 2005 to date –already more than 12,600 copies downloaded. http://www.nursingleadership.net/renewal

Regionalization: Making Sense of the Canadian Experience

Our most significant publication over the last half year (reader popularity) More than 30,000 issues downloaded.
See: http://www.longwoods.com/hp/5-1Regionalization/HP51index.html

Staff nurses perceive their work to have more efforts than rewards. | Go to Article

Organizational change processes, strategies and tactics for a healthier and more productive working conditions. Download PDF | Go to Article

Nurses' experiences of violence and abuse in the workplace and the ways in which those experiences influence their abilities to care for patients. Go to Article

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May 30. Next Breakfast with the Chiefs: 7:30 – 9:00. The need for Leadership and a systems approach to children's healthcare. NEW IDEAS with policy implications. Mary Jo Haddad CEO, Hospital for Sick Children provides a distinctively new picture of the challenges faced by hospitals – especially pediatric facilities. She will be joined by many of her colleagues. Healthcare providers, policy managers and other members of the HealthcareBoard can register with Lina Lopez at: llopez@longwoods.com. (.5 Category II credits toward CCHSE maintenance of certification requirements.) Details here:

Dr. Adalsteinn Brown’s presentation: Information Management in Building a System We Can Count On is here:


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OHA Presents . . .

1. May 30. The Honourable Joe Cordiano, Dr. Alan Bernstein, The Honourable Gary Filmon, Peter Finkle, Dr. Leslie Levin, Julian Fantino and Hilary Short.
Visit Health Care Markets: Emerging Commercial Opportunities for agenda details.

2. June 3. Pandemic Planning: Are you Ready? Toronto

3. June 9. Security and Emergency Preparedness: A Look Ahead. Mississauga.

4. June 15. Emergency Departments: Easing the Congestion. Toronto.

www.oha.com/conferences for complete agendas and on-line registration.

Sept. 14. First National CNIA conference. Nurses & Informatics: Transforming Healthcare. http://www.cnia.ca/CFP.html Book now.

September 18. The CAHSPR Conference (register with pcharbonneau@cahspr.ca) will be held in Montreal just prior to the International Conference on the Scientific Basis of Health Services (ICSBHS) and following the University of Montreal’s Jean-Yves-Rivard Conference.

June 20. Rethinking Development: Local Pathways to Global Wellbeing

St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS Canada, Keynote address by Jigmi Thinley, Home Minister and former Prime Minister of Bhutan, whose King declared that "Gross National Happiness is more important than Gross National Product." Delegates from more than 20 countries. For more information and a complete speaker line-up
visit www.gpiatlantic.org/conference/conference.shtml

June 1. Association of Ontario Health Centres: Annual conference: http://www.aohc.org/article_display.asp?ArticleID=567

June 24. Pediatric Patient Safety Symposium. Sick Kids. June 24, 2005. http://www.cme.utoronto.ca/PDF/PAE0508.pdf


Official pending appointees to LHIN (Ontario) boards here: http://www.ontla.on.ca/committees/agenda_government_agencies.htm

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Mount Sinai Hospital digitizes ambulatory patient data
Nightingale software will extend electronic health records project

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