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In Canada, 17% of Canadians are diagnosed with chronic pain and 37% of visits to Family Practices involve chronic pain issues. There has been a 242% increase in opioid prescriptions for pain over the last 20 years with a similar rise in opioid addiction. There has...Read More
There is growing recognition in healthcare organizations that healthcare workers are under increased pressure, putting them at risk for compassion fatigue, the erosion of empathetic behaviors and workplace stress (Cunico, Sartori, Magrognolli, 2012; Ward, Parsons,...Read More
Improving the nutritional intake of patients has been shown to decrease the risks and costs associated with malnutrition. Malnutrition increases the risk of pressure injuries, infections, falls, readmission to hospital and can lead to a prolonged hospital stay....Read More
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
Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP) has mandated all hospitals to comply with the OCP compounding standards by January 1, 2019.1 One of the standards addresses the retention of medication records for 10 years that are auditable and traceable to the patient. Another...Read More
Historically, in most hospital settings, ethics services are available Monday to Friday. However, ethical issues can arise any day of the week. THP recently adopted an organizational philosophy that aims to provide a consistent client experience regardless of the day...Read More
Over the last 2 decades, there has been an emergence of new models of care including co-management models of hip fracture patient with geriatricians or hospitalist, and dedicated orthogeriatric inpatient units. There is evidence suggesting that co-management may be...Read More
Integrated approach to chronic diseases: the strength of the Patient-Researcher-Decision Maker partnership
In our region, more than one in two adults (54%) report having at least one of the seven chronic health issues studied in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean Health Survey (2012). 4% of adults report two of these seven issues; 8% report three of them; 6% report at least four...Read More
Adolescents and young adults with sickle cell disease and thalassemia transitioning from pediatric to adult health care experience a lack of engagement with adult providers and are at risk of loss to follow-up, morbidity and mortality. In an effort to provide...Read More
The use of outcome measures is essential to our ability to demonstrate the efficacy of care, and is also an expectation of regulated health professionals. Often in a rehab setting, the outcome measures are used to measure progress towards the clients' goals....Read More
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