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The Family Mentor Program at Baycrest is a volunteer peer-support program offered to family members of a new resident to the Apotex Jewish Home for the Aged. All family mentors are registered volunteers who have had a close relative living in the Apotex. ...Read More
Designed for individuals affected by acquired brain injuries (ABI) and stroke, CONNECT's Life Redesign Model (LRM) combines a coaching culture with home-like environments to maximize participation in real life, capitalize on neuroplasticity and increase an...Read More
Improving Hemodialysis Patient Care Outcomes through Optimization of Case Management Care Delivery Model
Current literature supports the belief that hemodialysis (HD) services delivery is fragmented and redundant in the facilitation of the overall quality, co-ordination and continuity of patient care (Curtis, 2013 & Terra, 2007). It is also widely acknowledged that...Read More
Problem:In BC, rates of reportable sexually transmitted infections (STI) continue to rise but uptake of STI and HIV testing is below recommended levels. Barriers to testing include concerns about privacy and disclosing sexual behaviors and discomfort with health...Read More
In preparation for Accreditation 2016, the Service Excellence Team (SET) for Rehabilitation, Acquired Brain Injury, and Spinal Cord Injury in the Edmonton Zone wanted to further engage staff in learning more about the standards and ROPs. Traditionally, information and...Read More
While looking for more ways to have staff partner with patients and families to support the best patient experience, we came upon an article on the Advisory Board Company's website. The article laid out a basic framework for having patients and families provide...Read More
One of Osler’s strategic directions is that we “Continue to deliver exemplary care in the eyes of our patients and peer”. In order to align with this strategic direction, Osler’s environmental services department implemented a two tiered audit system for measuring...Read More
According to the 2011 census, 36,000 Aboriginal people live in the Greater Toronto Area. Individuals with diagnosed or undiagnosed issues may experiment with substances in order to cope or to experience freedom from emotional and/or spiritual pain. This may lead to...Read More
In a series of papers on cancer and mental health, published in The Lancet, The Lancet Psychiatry and The Lancet Oncology – depression was found to be 2 to 6.5 times more common at any point in time in cancer patients than in the general population; however they...Read More
Moving Beyond Bricks and Mortar: Using Technology to Deliver More Patient-Focused Care in an Adult Outpatient Setting
Internet-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (iCBT) was created to increase accessibility to an evidence-based practice proven to alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety. Currently, there are lengthy wait-times across Canada to receive Cognitive Behavioral Therapy...Read More
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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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