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Physicians express frustration with directives that use vague phrases like "no heroic measures" and focus on the rarely encountered vegetative state, but do not provide guidance to inform the range of in-the-moment decisions needed in care at the end of life -  Reason 1 why Health–Legal Collaboration Is Important by Nola M. Ries, Maureen Douglas, Jessica Simon and Konrad Fassbender


“Nothing about us without us”: Taking Action on Indigenous Health – Carol P. Herbert, President, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences
The inequities in the health of First Nations, Inuit and Métis are well-known and long-standing. They are built on Canada’s colonial past, and fed by the on-going resistance to reconcile with the injustices of the past and the present. Reconciliation as a pathway to Indigenous health equity requires relationship building between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, as well as fostering better understanding of each other's world views and ways of knowing.

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Top 10 Articles Read on from 2016

  1. Effective Teamwork in Healthcare: Research and Reality
  2. The Expanded Chronic Care Model: An Integration of Concepts and Strategies from Population Health Promotion and the Chronic Care Model
  3. The Role of Nursing Leadership in Integrating Clinical Nurse Specialists and Nurse Practitioners in Healthcare Delivery in Canada
  4. Principles of Strengths-Based Nursing Leadership for Strengths-Based Nursing Care: A New Paradigm for Nursing and Healthcare for the 21st Century
  5. Professional Practice in Nursing: A Framework
  6. The Primary Healthcare Nurse Practitioner Role in Canada
  7. Research: Evidence-based Nursing Practice: How to Get There from Here
  8. A Historical Overview of the Development of Advanced Practice Nursing Roles in Canada
  9. Using SBAR to Communicate Falls Risk and Management in Inter-professional Rehabilitation Teams
  10. Transfer of Accountability: Transforming Shift Handover to Enhance Patient Safety

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CBC: A few of our favourite health stories from 2016

Year-in-review: 2016's top Canadian health stories - iPolitics

What's the Best Diet? Healthy Eating 101: DocMikeEvans

If you’re going to do one thing for a healthier 2017, choose one of these

"If you've got it, don't spread it." Keep your germs to yourself

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Breakfast with the Chiefs

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Omar Ishrak, Chairman and CEO, Medtronic
From Theory to Practice: Implementing Value-Based Healthcare Around the World
Location: Auditorium, Lower concourse, MaRS Discovery District,, 101 College Street, Toronto, ON
Partners:Medtronic, MaRS
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Upcoming Speakers for Breakfast with the Chiefs include:
  • Danielle Martin, VP Medical Affairs and Health System Solutions, Women's College Hospital and Maureen O'Neil, President and CEO, Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement
  • Leslee Thompson, President and CEO, Accreditation Canada
  • Dr. Robert Bell, Deputy Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Ontario
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  • John J. Rossiter re-appointed by the Minister Responsible for Seniors, to Chairman of the Board for the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority, Toronto, ON
  • Colleen Albiston to President & CEO, Humber River Hospital Foundation, Toronto, ON
  • The Honourable Hugh Segal, promoted to Officer of the Order of Canada, Toronto, ON
  • John Foerster to Member of the Order of Canada, Winnipeg, MB
  • Chen Fong to Member of the Order of Canada, Calgary, AB
  • Alain Beaudet, President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), has announced his retirement, Ottawa, ON


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