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Community Rehabilitation Worker Role for Remote First Nations in Northwestern Ontario
In 2017, St. Joseph’s Care Group (SJCG) Northwest Regional Rehabilitative Care Program (RRCP) formally identified significant gaps in rehabilitative services throughout remote Indigenous communities. Gaps include a need to improve rehabilitation programming to support...Read More
Complete Prevention Program in Perinatal Grief in Primary Healthcare
Faced with the complex issue that is perinatal grief, in 2000 the CSSS de Vaudreuil-Soulanges set up the first complete prevention program in perinatal grief in primary healthcare. The program provides personalized follow-up for individuals, couples and families, as...Read More
End-of-life Support: More “humanitude”!
The Milieu de vie (living environment) program is above all a promise of life made to the 627 residents of four long-term care centres: To be a living environment where people can live according to their pace, preferences and needs. As much as possible like being at...Read More
Letter to My Daddy
The "Letter to My Daddy" project involves sending 12 letters every month to the new dad of a first child during the first year of the baby's life. Subsequently, five letters are sent, one at eighteenth months, then on the child's second, third, fourth and fifth...Read More
Mother-baby Postpartum Teaching Tool
Montfort Hospital's Family Birth Centre aims to provide clients with the best possible education on "what to expect during the transfer or cessation of services". By providing clients and their families with the necessary information, the team wants to maximize the...Read More
Regional Centre for Organ Harvesting for Transplantation
For 10 years, stagnation in the number of cadaveric organ donors has been observed in Quebec. Due to the shortage of nurses, access to intensive care beds is difficult for both donors and transplant patients. This results in significant delays in the transfer of...Read More
Involving Patient Partners in Improving Flow of Surgery Process
Over the past two years, Montfort Hospital has harnessed the concept of patients as partners to overhaul its surgical program flow. After receiving a complaint concerning the pre-admission procedure, the hospital invited the patient to tell her story to the members of...Read More
Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Care in Alberta
Demand for hip and knee arthroplasties was growing annually in Alberta while care protocols and practices were highly variable. In response, Alberta Orthopaedic Society, the professional body for orthopaedic surgeons, working with Alberta Bone and Joint Health...Read More
Client & Family Centred Care in ABI Services – CONNECT’s Life Redesign Model
Designed for individuals affected by acquired brain injuries (ABI) and stroke, CONNECT's Life Redesign Model (LRM) combines a coaching culture with home-like environments to maximize participation in real life, capitalize on neuroplasticity and increase an...Read More
Aboriginal Day Withdrawal Program
According to the 2011 census, 36,000 Aboriginal people live in the Greater Toronto Area. Individuals with diagnosed or undiagnosed issues may experiment with substances in order to cope or to experience freedom from emotional and/or spiritual pain. This may lead to...Read More
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