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Archive for February, 2016
Friday, February 26th, 2016
Medical Assistance in Dying: A Patient-Centred Approach

Report of the Special Joint Committee on Physician-Assisted Dying Hon. Kelvin Kenneth Ogilvie and Robert Oliphant Joint Chairs FEBRUARY 2016: 42 nd PARLIAMENT, 1 st SESSION Click here to download the PDF On 6 February 2015, in Carter v. Canada (Attorney General) (Carter, or the Carter decision),1 the Supreme Court of Canada declared section 14 [...]

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Thursday, February 25th, 2016
Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – Healthcare Quarterly presents an ICES Report: Is There A Doctor in The Emergency Department? By Dr. Ben Chan

Q1: What type of physician do you want to have staffing your ED? Q2: Are there local issues that have resulted in the elderly coming to EDs more often than in the past? Q3: In your hospital, do you vary physician staffing according to anticipated peak periods, or vary physician remuneration according to workload? http://www.longwoods.com/content/16525 [...]

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Friday, February 19th, 2016
Invitation to an Exhibition of art by David Levine

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Thursday, February 18th, 2016
Throwback Thursday #TBT – Through the Looking Glass: The Cardiac Care Network of Ontario 10 Years Later

From Law & Governance, 11(6) March 2001: 30-38 “Over the past 10 years, CCN has contributed to significant improvements in the system of cardiac services in Ontario. These achievements have been the result of intensive, dedicated efforts by a wide variety of stakeholders. These achievements do not necessarily mean that CCN’s work is done and [...]

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Tuesday, February 16th, 2016
2016 Report on Health: Canada is failing our heart failure patients

This growing and silent epidemic touches almost half of Canadians Hundreds of thousands of Canadians are living with heart failure. It’s a complicated, fatal and misunderstood condition. Almost everyone with heart disease will eventually experience heart failure. It leaves patients and their families exhausted and overwhelmed, and puts serious strain on our healthcare system. There [...]

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Thursday, February 11th, 2016
2016 Canada Research Chairs

Click here to visit the web page Applicant University Chairholder Title Agency Tier Chair Type Stokesbury, Michael Acadia University Canada Research Chair in Ecology of Coastal Environments NSERC 2 Renewal Tariku, Fitsum British Columbia Institute of Technology Canada Research Chair in Whole-Building Performance NSERC 2 Renewal De Luca, Vincenzo Brock University Canada Research Chair in [...]

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Thursday, February 11th, 2016
Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – Conversation about the Future of Canadian Healthcare

On January 30, 2008 Breakfast with the Chiefs welcomed Dr. Robert Bell, then CEO & President of the University Health Network; Dr. Tak W. Mak, Director of the Advanced Medical Discovery Institute; and Dr. Jonathan Irish, Chief of Surgical Oncology at Princess Margaret Hospital who discussed healthcare as an asset and the impact the life sciences [...]

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Monday, February 8th, 2016
Patients First: A Proposal to Strengthen Patient-Centered Health Care in Ontario

PUTTING PATIENTS FIRST Ontario is committed to developing a health care system that puts patients  first. Over the past 10 years, the province has improved access to primary  care, provided more care for people at home, reduced hospital wait times,  invested in health promotion programs, and taken steps to make the system  more transparent and [...]

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Thursday, February 4th, 2016
Throwback Thursday (#TBT) – A Ten-Year History: The Cancer Quality Council of Ontario

…the council was established to provide advice to CCO and the ministry in their efforts to improve the quality of cancer care in the province. The council is composed of a multidisciplinary group of healthcare providers, cancer survivors and experts in the areas of oncology, health system policy and administration, governance, performance measurement and health [...]

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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
The Chief Public Health Officer’s Report on the State of Public Health in Canada, 2015: Alcohol Consumption in Canada

Alcohol is a socially accepted part of everyday life for most Canadians. Almost 80 percent of us drink. Many Canadians associate drinking with pleasurable social events such as music festivals, watching sports, parties, and relaxing. Celebrations and milestones like weddings, anniversaries, and awards are often “toasted” with alcohol. Our society condones, supports, and in some [...]

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