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Outpatient Autologous Stem Cell Transplant
The Haematology/Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (SCT) Program at the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre (JHCC), with the recommendation from Cancer Care Ontario, has worked to move the care of the multiple myeloma, autologous stem cell transplant patient to an...Read More
McMaster NICU SnackChat
SnackChat is a peer to peer educational support group that occurs weekly in the family lounge of the NICU at McMaster. It originated from the family integration committee at the McMaster Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) formed in 2017 as part of...Read More
Rapid Evaluation and Symptom Support Cancer Unit
As part of the Juravinski Cancer Centre’s priorities for ambulatory care design, a comprehensive urgent care cancer service was required to provide proactive and rapid access to care for patients with complex, unpredictable, sudden or unmanaged symptoms or treatment...Read More
The Right Healthcare Provider to Meet Patient Care Needs: The Synergy Model
Nurses are being asked to do more with less; and with an ageing population, this means that patient care needs are becoming more complex (The Advisory Board Company). While there are many approaches to determining models of care for a specific population, one model is...Read More
Behaviour Safety Risk Communication and Care Plan
Keeping everyone safe in our hospitals is a priority. The Behaviour Safety Risk (BSR) Communication and Care Plan Program is one of the measures Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) has put in place to ensure we’re providing a safe and respectful environment while fostering...Read More
Our Patient and Family Advisory Council Story: Six Years of Sustaining Strategic Continuous Quality Improvement through Patient and Family Engagement
The Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) - Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant (HNHB) Regional Cancer Program implemented an approach to advance patient engagement by partnering with patient and family advisors to create a Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC). In 2010,...Read More
Enhancing Capacity for Client Engagement in Ethical Decision-Making Across Organizations
Qmentum standards address the importance of developing ethics frameworks, creating ethics capacity and ensuring appropriate assignment and monitoring of ethics issues. In 2005 Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) created an Ethics Consultation Team, training volunteer...Read More
Hospital To Home Team: Bridging The Gap In Health Disparities
Hamilton Health Sciences’ (HHS) Hospital 2 Home team consists of regulated health professionals who partner with patients to develop coordinated care plans based on what is most important to the patient, and what is most concerning to the patient about their health....Read More
Using Social Media Live Broadcasting for Community Engagement & Health Promotion
Since 2016, Hamilton Health Sciences' Digital Communications team has been utilizing live broadcasting tools on social media (specifically, Facebook) as a means to support population health in our community and beyond. The hour-long, interactive events allow...Read More
Matching Patient Needs to Nursing Resources: Applying the Synergy Model in a Canadian Hematology/HSCT Unit
The Haematology/Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (HSCT) Program at the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre identified a unique opportunity to enhance patient care and the work environment by piloting the Synergy Model (Curly, 2007); a professional practice...Read More
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