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The future of mental health care? Apps promise to treat anxiety and prevent suicide

…to enhance the care that patients receive through the health system, as with the first example. Most, however, are standalone apps that are downloaded by the user (for free or…

Why can't you access your health record online?

…of 45 studies found “insufficient” evidence that patient health records improve health outcomes. But patient health records are new, and improvements that result from being able to access medical data…

Doctor on demand apps let you skip the waiting room. But experts urge caution

…a regular team of doctors and other health professionals providing care.” The Ministry of Health in Ontario echoed those concerns. “Ideally, patients should receive care and coordination of care from…

Uninsured patients in Ontario: People get sicker, the system pays more

…Refugee and Immigrant Health Care, which is based in Scarborough, Toronto’s northeast corridor, and which runs a number of clinics—pediatric, dental, chiropractic, women’s health, and primary care—free of charge for…

 A public policy dead end: The More Beds, Better Care Act

…an Alternative Level of Care (no longer in need of the level of care provided in hospital) were asked to choose five potential Long-Term Care (LTC) homes and were expected…

Why are kids waiting so long for mental health services?

…and services), the Ministry of Child and Youth Services (funding community-based treatment programs) and the Ministry of Health (which funds medical care and doctors). The programs for mental health under…

‘Literally, neither here nor there’: Caring for aging loved ones from a distance

…other health– or care-related expenses, in lieu of contributing their time. When a loved one experiences a new diagnosis, health event or emergency, there is often a cascade of new…

Ontario's plan for personal support workers

…estimated 57,000 PSWs in Ontario work in the long-term care sector, 26,000 work for agencies that provide community and home care, and about 7,000 provide care in hospitals. Changes to…

Practising health care as if the planet matters

…biggest health threat humanity faces; a Global Conference on Health and Climate Change; and the release of a WHO report on the health argument for climate action. This report recognized,…

Do patients with mental illness receive sub-standard care in hospital?

…they really need. 1 Alternate models of care “First of all, educating health care providers in acute care settings about addiction and mental health is very important,” says Turnbull, so…

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Bob 1 Bob Bell is an orthopedic surgeon and Ontario’s Deputy Minister of Health. He spoke to Faces of Health Care about watching out the window as Terry Fox ran…

Your hospital stay and when it's time to go home

The Personal Health Navigator is available to all Canadian patients. Questions about your doctor, hospital or how to navigate the health care system can be sent to AskLisa@Sunnybrook.ca The Question:…

How patient stories are re-shaping health care

…more holistic view of health care, that includes the patient’s entire experience, including multiple aspects of the health care system, from intensive care to home care, and even broader, including…

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…job. We’ve got people doing combined fellowships in palliative care and critical care. Twenty or 30 years ago, if someone said they were going to do palliative care as part…

More than a third of nurses have PTSD symptoms; a third of doctors are burned out. What are we doing about it?

…that the state of health care providers affects the quality of care they provide, and costs the system money through increased staff turnover and absenteeism. The quality-of-care and economic arguments…

Pressure injuries the ‘scarlet letter’ of patient care

…data never get captured properly,” says Valerie Winberg, president of the Ontario Wound Care Interest Group, a group of interdisciplinary health care professionals who promote wound prevention and treatment. “The…

Chronic pain: do patients get the care and treatment they deserve?

…to indirect expenditures, such as lost labour time and paying out-of-pocket for private health care treatments such as physiotherapy or massage. “You have to have extended health care coverage or…

Grief a lonely place in the health care system

…died, you feel abandoned.” Health care workers can feel a similar sense of confusion about where care ends as well. Jonathan Ailon, a palliative care physician at St. Michael’s Hospital,…

The new era of First Nations health research

health surveys and increasing First Nations governance of health data. Best practices — which include the OCAP principles — are being promoted by researchers like Walker, while others advocate for…

Evidence-based hospital nurse staffing: the challenges

18234 1 Health care providers are an important — and costly — resource for hospitals. Canadian hospitals spend about 60% of their overall budgets on health care providers’ salaries. Nurses,…

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