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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
The Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addiction (BCMHA) is a tertiary care facility for adults with the most severe and complex concurrent disorders across BC. People with concurrent disorders in BC are highly marginalized, often living with other challenges that...Read More
Utilizing Design Thinking, the team addressed the challenge of “How might we provide an exceptional service experience to our clients across their entire journey within our Public Health Unit?” Initial research included user satisfaction surveys (telephone and paper)...Read More
Building and Working with a Peer Advisory Council Using Harm Reduction/Substance Use Data to Address Client Needs and Direct Public Health Action
A two phased project. In phase one, a comprehensive survey was developed and offered to PWUD (People Who Use Drugs) using simple recruitment strategies and an honorarium. The goal was to see if PWUD were offered the right services at the right time and place. Was...Read More
Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre provides residence and services to 217 adults with cognitive impairment, physical, intellectual, developmental disabilities, mental health concerns, and social challenges in rural Western Nova Scotia. Clients identified a need to...Read More
The Emergency Room Outreach (ERO) program is located within Alberta Children’s Hospital emergency department alongside the Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) team. ERO is operated in partnership between Wood’s Homes and Alberta Health Services (AHS). AHS foundthat...Read More
To participate in their own healthcare, people need skills to manage their conditions, navigate the system and make care decisions. Yet many Canadians have low health literacy or may experience gaps in communication with their healthcare teams. Care transitions and...Read More
The Saskatchewan Health Authority is strategically committed to a culture of safety and the philosophy of patient and family centred care. Patient and staff safety, and continuous improvement, are fundamental in everyday work. This project serves to promote safe...Read More
Island Health’s Patient Care Quality Office (PCQO) is the central point of contact for patients and their families to bring forward compliments and concerns regarding care they have received. Through the PCQO, Island Health is able to learn and make improvement to...Read More
Thank you sincerely to our Leading Practice Reviewers
Health Standards Organization (HSO) and its affiliate, Accreditation Canada, have been identifying and publishing Leading Practices in the Leading Practices Library for over 15 years. A Leading Practice is a practice carried out by a health and/or social service organization that has demonstrated a positive change, is people centred, safe and efficient. The Leading Practices Library is a knowledge sharing resource of innovative practices that have been identified through a rigorous evaluation process, and shared with the public, policy makers and organizations who are seeking ways to improve the quality of health services for all. Practices that are recognized as Leading Practices are published in the Leading Practices Library and also be advertised through HSO outreach events such as seminars, conferences, education materials; accrediting bodies affiliated with HSO etc.
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Any questions regarding the application procedures can be directed to Client Engagement Center (email@example.com). Any other questions, comments, and feedback can be directed to the Leading Practices Associate (firstname.lastname@example.org).