Healthcare Quarterly, 5(2) 2001: 51-54
Health Human Resource Planning: Head Counting Is Not Enough
Jennifer Zelmer and Kira Leeb

Each day Canadians make many decisions that affect how likely they are to need different types of healthcare in the future. These choices include whether to smoke, what to eat, and how much to exercise. Healthcare providers, organizations, governments and others also make far-reaching decisions that affect how likely different healthcare services are to be available in the future. Examples include how many training spots to fund, what types of healthcare facilities to build and where, and how to organize and deliver healthcare services.
Health human resource planning takes place in this complex and dynamic context. At the outset, tracking the numbers of healthcare professionals can provide important insights for planning. Over 1.5 million people work in the Canadian health and social services sector in regulated and unregulated professions (CIHI 2001).

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Staff Nurse Empowerment and Effort-Reward Imbalance
Kinga M. Kluska, Heather K. Spence Laschinger, Michael S. Kerr

The purpose of this study was to test an expanded model of Rosabeth Moss Kanter's Structural Theory of Organizational Behaviour (Kanter 1977; Laschinger, Finegan, Shamian and Wilk 2001) by examining the relationship between nurses' empowerment and...

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May 19, 2009

Tom Sommerville to Business Technology at Ontario's Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
Honourable Susan Whelan to Chief Executive Officer, the Canadian Cancer Society - Ontario
Susanne Bjerno to Guelph General Hospital as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Information Officer
Dr. David Ostrow to Vancouver Coastal Health as President and Chief Executive Officer (Vancouver, BC)
Peter Szota to Grand River Community Health Centre as Executive Director
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May 12, 2009
Julia Scott to Vice President Clinical Programs & CNE, Markham Stouffville Hospital, Markham (ON)
Dr. Kelly Leitch to the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto (ON)

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