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Multifamily Group Therapy (MFT) is an intensive outpatient therapy that brings families who are coping with an eating disorder (ED) together to learn from and support each other. At Southlake, we rely primarily on the MFT model as practiced by Pennie Fairbairn and...Read More
Head to Toe is a new practice that helps with early identiﬁcation and management of patients at elevated risk for suicide in pediatric medical and surgical units. All youth 12 and older admitted to the medical and surgical inpatient units at the Children’s Hospital of...Read More
Hôpital Montfort`s Family Birthing Center (FBC) assists in 3,250 births yearly. In Canada, 97% of women are hospitalized for childbirth and postnatal care, for an average length-of-stay of 2.3 days . Postnatal care primarily aims to promote maternal and infant health...Read More
Markham Stouffville Hospital’s unwavering commitment to quality and patient safety is part of our organizational DNA. We believe that through our collaborative efforts we will deliver quality safe patient-centered care. Some patients may have reduced mobility, placing...Read More
In April 2015, nine district health authorities across Nova Scotia came together to become the Nova Scotia Health Authority. At that time, formal engagement with patients, families, and caregivers was happening independently across the province, and was not...Read More
Patients and families have reported that clinic visits with their cancer care team can be very overwhelming and stressful due to large amounts of new information and the need to make decisions based on what they have been told. Research also shows that patients may...Read More
There was a recognized need and desire at Western Health to engage patient partners in co-design of programs and services to enhance patient safety. Hand hygiene auditing practices are well established in acute and long-term care facilities at Western Health, however...Read More
St. Joseph’s Health Care London (St. Joseph’s), a multi-site health care organization, recognizes the importance of welcoming patients and families as full partners in the delivery, design, measurement and improvement of care. Guided by a Care Partnership Framework...Read More
Within mental healthcare, coercive practices are those that restrict freedom and force interventions to immediately de-escalate potential crisis. It is rare to find such practices elsewhere, yet they are common in mental healthcare (namely the use of restraints and...Read More
We leveraged our current Meditech system and developed a system whereby patients encountering our hospital would be flagged at registration if they had one or more of the following: Antibiotic Resistant Organisms, Specialized Care Plans and History of Violence. The...Read More
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