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"There are some professions with an expectation you might encounter violence in your working day. A soldier in wartime. A police officer. A nightclub bouncer. A nurse." Healthcare workplace violence is epidemic


Understanding organizational and health system spaces by Hugh MacLeod
The third essay in the Ghost of Healthcare Hope series

Off the Cuff

Leveraging Integration Engines for Strategic Data Sharing under Value-Based Care

Province Passes Legislation to Strengthen Accountability

The report, End-of-Life Health Care in Ontario, is an exhaustive analysis involving multiple studies.

Access to palliative care needed for all those nearing end of life, says report

Is this the future for nursing homes?  A ‘dementia village’ in the Netherlands is changing the way we think about care and aging

Patients Canada needs your support to improve the patient experience

Top Ten Visited Articles for 2014
  1. Effective Teamwork in Healthcare: Research and Reality
  2. The Role of Nursing Leadership in Integrating Clinical Nurse Specialists and Nurse Practitioners in Healthcare Delivery in Canada
  3. Research: Evidence-based Nursing Practice: How to Get There from Here
  4. Professional Practice in Nursing: A Framework
  5. The Primary Healthcare Nurse Practitioner Role in Canada
  6. Using SBAR to Communicate Falls Risk and Management in Inter-professional Rehabilitation Teams
  7. The Expanded Chronic Care Model: An Integration of Concepts and Strategies from Population Health Promotion and the Chronic Care Model
  8. A Conversation about Leadership and Quality with James Reinertsen and G. Ross Baker
  9. A Historical Overview of the Development of Advanced Practice Nursing Roles in Canada
  10. Ten Key Principles for Successful Health Systems Integration
Longwoods update, December 10, 2014: To date, Longwoods enjoys 15,667 individual registered members and 926 institutional registered members. Thank you.

Where are they now?
Penny Ballem is city manager for Vancouver, BC 
George Smitherman is  chairman and principal at the consulting of G & G Global Solutions, and a zone advisor to Ryerson University's Digital Media Zone.
David Caplan is Vice-Chairman of Global Public Affairs

Last Week in Healthcare History
December 7, 1907 – Canada starts selling Christmas seals to help in fight against tuberculosis.
December 8, 1917 – First group of doctor’s, nurses and supplies reach Halifax to aid after the Halifax explosion.
December 10, 1987 – First recorded death in Canada from eating tainted mussels.

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Breakfast with the Chiefs – January 22, 2015
Dr. Jack Kitts, Dr. Barry McLellan, Dr. Kevin Smith and Leslee Thompson
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REGISTER NOWFebruary 11, 2015. Ways & Means: Health Links – Ministries report. Patients reflect. Providers enlighten. Experts analyse. An interactive conference to define the opportunities and consider the possibilities to better care.

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Dr. Danielle Martin, Vice President, Medical Affairs and Health System Solutions, Women’s College Hospital and
Dr. Sacha Bhatia, Director of the Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care (WIHV) at Women’s College Hospital.
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The Research to Action Project: Applied Workplace Solutions for Nurses

World Health and Population
A Qualitative Assessment of the Iraqi Primary Healthcare System



Until December 31, 2014: Online: NIHI On Demand Online Education
January 20, 2015: Webinar. Managing Multimorbidities
January 28, 2015: Webinar. Analyzing Data Over Time for Quality Improvement
February 5, 2015: Toronto, ON. Perspectives in Competency Assessment April 19-21, 2015: Richmond Hill, ON. 2015 HPCO Annual Conference - Call for abstracts deadline, November 17, 2014
May 19-22, 2015: Toronto, ON. Dorothy Wylie Health Leaders Institute
May 26-27, 2015: Dartmouth, NS. The Atlantic Learning Exchange 2015
May 26-29, 2015: Ottawa, ON and Online. The Canadian Patient Safety Officer Course
May 29-30, 2015: Toronto, ON. Global Telehealth 2015
June 15-16, 2015: Charlottetown, PE. National Health Leadership Conference


  • Dr. Arthur S. Slutsky, Vice-President of Research at the St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, has received the 2014 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Health Researcher of the Year award
  • Steven Orsini is now referred to as Secretary Orsini in light of his appointment to  ‎Ontario’s Secretary of the Cabinet, Clerk of the Executive Council and Head of the Ontario Public Service.
  • Dr. Thierry Alcindor to Gastro-Intestinal Disease Site Lead, Rossy Cancer Network, Montreal, QC
  • Brigadier-General Jean-Robert Bernier to Chair Military Mental Health, The Canadian Military, Ottawa, ON
  • Dr. David Anderson to Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
  • Catherine Gaulton to VP, Quality and System Performance, Nova Scotia Provincial Health Authority, Halifax, NS
  • Dr. Lynne Harrigan to VP, Medicine and Integrated health services, Nova Scotia Provincial Health Authority, Halifax, NS
  • Paula Bond to VP, Integrated health services program care, Nova Scotia Provincial Health Authority, Halifax, NS
  • Tim Guest to VP, Integrated health services program care, Nova Scotia Provincial Health Authority, Halifax, NS
  • Tricia Cochrane to VP, Integrated health services program primary health care and population health, Nova Scotia Provincial Health Authority, Halifax, NS
  • Lindsay Peach to VP, Integrated health services community support and management, Nova Scotia Provincial Health Authority, Halifax, NS
  • Allan Horsburgh to VP, stewardship and accountability, Nova Scotia Provincial Health Authority, Halifax, NS
  • Dr. Karen Semchuk to Director of Professional Practice, Sunrise Health Region, Yorkton, SK
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