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Patients are more violent and there's no consequences for their behaviour. We were told at a meeting that it's part of our job to be hit. Nowhere did I sign up to be hit and abused.” Violence against nurses is increasing.


The downside of work in Canadian long-term care facilities - "Canada's levels of violence towards long-term care workers are significantly higher than the other countries we looked at. The situation is out of control...."

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Attacks on Nurses and Healthcare Workers

Only the fourth time in recent history WHO declares Zika virus a “public health emergency of international concern.”
WHO IHR Procedures concerning public health emergencies of international concern (PHEIC)

Rules of Engagement: Lessons from PANORAMA - The Change Foundation has released Rules of Engagement: Lessons from PANORAMA, a collection of 15 recommendations and best practices on patient engagement. 

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Healthcare Quarterly Vol. 18 Special IssueTransforming Mental Health Services: Lessons from South Western Ontario

Canada has to improve mental health care: Trudeau

Valuable Lessons in How to Transform a Mental Health System Readers are encouraged to pay particular attention to the Lessons Learned section in the various papers; they provide valuable insights into how to be successful in system reform.

The term social determinants of health refers to those "economic and social conditions that shape the health of individuals, communities and jurisdictions as a whole"
Peer support has a long and valued role within the London area as well as across the entire South West LIHN. The groups in the area have a strong history and are continuing to evolve to address the needs of people who experience mental health and addiction challenges.

Quebec's medical schools grapple with new type of training for doctors

OACCAC Sponsorship Conference Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities

When patient advocates are better than doctors

The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal rules in favor of finally putting an end to inequalities experienced by First Nations children

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World Health and Population Volume 16, Number 2Maternal and Child Health: Bringing Evidence-Based Interventions to the Frontline

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Dr. Robert Bell, 
Deputy Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Ontario
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Wednesday, March 9, 2016 – Toronto, ON
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Dr. Kevin Smith, President and CEO of St. Joseph’s Health System and CEO of the Niagara Health System
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Dr. Samir Sinha
Dr. Duncan Sinclair

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  • David Clements to Member, Board of Directors, Institute for Work and Health, Toronto, ON
  • Mike Canzoneri to President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Hospital Specialties Ltd., Oakville, ON
  • Carl Balcom to Director, Emergency Department, Kingwood Medical Centre, Houston, TX
  • Amy Porteous to VP Public Affairs and Planning, Bruyère, Ottawa, ON
  • Lisa McCool-Philbin to Chair, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario’s Patient Relations Committee, Toronto, ON
  • Daniel Sinnett to Director, Network of Applied Genetic Medicine, CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center, Montreal, QC
  • Kim Barker to Deputy Chief Medical Health Officer, Government of Nunavut, Iqaluit, NU
  • Alex Hukowich to Associate Medical Officer of Health, Algoma Public Health, Sault Ste. Marie, ON
  • Jack Jhamandas to Vice President Research, Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada, Ottawa, ON
  • Leonora Lalla to Associate Dean, Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, McGill, Montreal, QC
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