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"I believe that the policy is disgraceful and I cannot represent a board that is willing to subject patients to the sort of unnecessary pain and suffering that comes about with being transferred."  B.C. doctor resigns from Catholic hospital board after it refuses to offer medically-assisted death


Directions for Healthcare in Canada – The Next 3 – 5 Years: A Patient / Family / Citizen Perspective An Open Letter from Sharon Nettleton 
What areas of healthcare should Canadians focus on and drive into action in the next three to five years?  What could healthcare look like in Canada in 2020 from a patient/family/citizen perspective? 

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Canadians caught in the battle over healthcare: Hébert

Charges Laid against Former Ontario nurse In Connection with 8 Long Term Care Patient Deaths

October 24 to October 28, 2016 is Canadian Patient Safety Week. Longwoods has published seven special issues on Patient Safety in collaboration with the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI). You can read the entire content of each publication at no charge:

Don’t miss CPSI CEO, Chris Power discuss how unintended harm to patients impacts the lives of their care providers and how, as leaders, we can and should support and assist these providers in their healing journey. Register Here

Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada

Family violence increases risk for many diseases while harming mental health, Canada's top doctor warns


Breakfast with the Chiefs

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Chris Power, CEO, Canadian Patient Safety Institute
: Li Ka Shing, St. Michael's Hospital, 209 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON
Sponsors: CFHI, IBM, National Research, HIROCLough Barnes and St. Michael's Hospital
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Upcoming Speakers for Breakfast with the Chiefs include:
Ross Baker
Omar Ishrak
Danielle Martin
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  • Prabhat Jha, Director for the Centre for Global Health Research at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, inducted into the U.S. National Academy of Medicine
  • Gabriela Prada to Strategist for Health Policy, Medtronic, Mississauga, ON
  • Steven Kahane to Primary Care Physician Lead Advisor, Central LHIN, Toronto, ON
  • Louis O’Brien to Board Chair, Central East LHIN, Ajax, ON
  • Guylène Thériault to Assistant Dean, Distributed Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, QC
  • Weaving a Mosaic of Support, a Caregiver Respite Program from the Mississauga Halton LHIN awarded Minister's Team Medal Honouring Excellence in Health Quality and Safety.
  • Leah Bergstrome, an Aboriginal Patient Navigator awarded Minister's Individual Champion Medal Honouring Excellence in Health Quality and Safety.


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