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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
In 2013, Michael Garron Hospital’s chief of surgery Dr. Simone, noted that his patients had difficulties adhering to instructions and staying engaged between visits. Verbal/written instructions are often complicated, overwhelming and difficult for patients to...Read More
Cultivating Collaboration across the Continuum of Care through Diverse Clinical and Community Partnerships
William Osler Health System (Osler) serves one of the most diverse and fastest growing communities in Canada. Diversity adds richness and value to communities whether it's race, ethnicity, language, religion, sexual orientation, gender, age, physical or...Read More
In the current culture of patient safety and best practice, medication or surgical errors are immediately addressed, remedied and reported. However, when it comes to ethical errors, many treating physicians do not recognize these errors when meeting basic...Read More
Hôpital Montfort in Ottawa is a Francophone teaching hospital which delivers health care services in both official languages in the Champlain region. Ranked among the 30 best employers in the National Capital Region in 2015, Hôpital Montfort has an excellent Mental...Read More
North York General Hospital (NYGH) is a community academic teaching hospital that provides palliative care services through the Freeman Centre for the Advancement of Palliative Care. The Freeman Centre is a patient- and family-centered program that provides an added...Read More
Artichoke Rounds is an innovative and creative initiative developed at Southlake Regional Health Centre. It was envisioned as a mechanism to shift culture towards a culture of caring as an organization that learns from error. Artichoke Rounds is a conduit to maximize...Read More
This project uses a model of improvement developed by University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre’s Patient and Family Centred Care Program (www.pfcc.org). A key component of this program is called “Shadowing”. This is a process where health...Read More
Putting Evidence-Informed Care at the Forefront: The Chronic Pain Assessment Toolbox for Children with Disabilities
In response to the increasing recognition of the negative effects of chronic pain for children with cerebral palsy, the Evidence to Care team at Holland Bloorview created an evidence based resource called the 'Chronic Pain Assessment Toolbox for Children with...Read More
Childhood cancer cure rates are currently approaching 80%, thus the numbers of survivors are growing. Unfortunately cancer treatments including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and stem cell transplant can leave survivors with sub-fertility. Cancer survivors report...Read More
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