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The PATH (Palliative and Therapeutic Harmonization) meets the needs of frail elderly patients with multiple medical issues through comprehensive assessment, clear communication to patients and family, and careful medical decision-making using a standardized approach....Read More
Since findings show that a large portion of emergency department (ED) visits are for unexplained physical symptoms, the Capital District Health Authority implemented on site in the emergency department an emotion focused assessment and treatment service to assess...Read More
Capital District Health Authority has a program to address compassion fatigue in cancer care. Through formal evaluation, the program has shown to have a statistically significant impact on reducing the level of compassion fatigue among health professionals. The...Read More
The Clerical Triage practice has improved work flow efficiency and utilization of skill sets of clerical and medical team members at the Nova Scotia Cancer Centre. This streamlined process has helped alleviate patient anxiety because it reduces the time from referral...Read More
The Maritime Connective Tissue Clinic (CTC) is the first truly multidisciplinary Canadian clinic for individuals and families with hereditary connective tissue disorders and aneurysm syndromes. Seventeen health care disciplines work collaboratively within existing...Read More
The Capital Health Ethics Support (CHES) Model is a nationally recognized, innovative and effective framework for providing comprehensive ethics support to a large, tertiary care health organization. CHES’ primary goal is to build the ethics capacity of the...Read More
The emergency department (ED) is a unique setting where physicians are under pressure to see patients, make clinical decisions and determine patient disposition as efficiently as possible. As a means of accommodating this, the physician toolkit was implemented in the...Read More
The Care by Design program enhances patient-centered primary care for Capital District Health Authority’s (CDHA) long-term care residents. The process of reorganizing primary care for systems transformation began in September 2010, and now more than two thousand...Read More
The specialization of health care, which focuses on ameliorating an individual’s health issues one illness at a time, contributes to system disorganization and may negatively impact the well-being of frail older adults. The occupational therapist looks at function;...Read More
Citizen and stakeholder engagement has been the cornerstone of all activities of the Community Health Teams (CHTs) within the Primary Health Care division of Capital District Health Authority (CDHA). In fact, innovative and thorough community engagement processes...Read More
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