In Canada, the National Council of Seniors declared social isolation among seniors as its priority area for 2013–14. Read More
This is a watershed moment in our history. Canada is recognized as a world leader in dementia research. It now has a real opportunity to position itself as a leader in dementia care. Read More
According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, there are approximately 75,500 people living with HIV in the country. Read More
Everyone should know what to look for, and how to ask and respond to someone who may be at risk of suicide. Every life is precious. Read More
Mrs. G is a 76-year-old widow who is receiving care in a rehabilitation facility after suffering a stroke that has left her paralyzed on the right side. Read More
While much of the world envies Canada’s health care system, it is not immune to the impact of many-tiered patient records, computer systems and protocols. Read More
Canada Cares wishes all a Happy Caregiver Day (April 3, 2018)! Read More
By joining with others, we amplify the power of diversity, in opposition to attempts to narrow the definition of “normal.” Read More
After a year of collaboration and persuading various stakeholders, we started Aqua Vision; the first such program in Canada. Read More
Medical marijuana in the workplace is a rapidly emerging and highly contentious issue. Canada has undergone unprecedented changes in two decades and legalization is on the horizon. Read More
The early detection of skin cancer is essential to the long-term health of patients. Read More
Medical Makers is a groundbreaking global community of 150 innovators, patients and healthcare providers in over 10 countries. Read More
As a country, we have been slow to seize on the promise of e-mental health care. Yet we are one of the most digitally connected nations in the world. Read More
When someone you love is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness such as cancer, it is common to feel helpless or unsure of what to do. Read More
Forty years ago, our government told us to eat less fat and more carbohydrates. Tragically, we have seen an explosion in type 2 diabetes, obesity and other nutritional diseases. Read More
There is growing concern about the social isolation that can affect older people. Read More
It is possible to be happy with your life, and to accept your disabilities and the challenges they bring. Read More
Virtual, smart, three-dimensional (3D), innovative, hyper, state of the art, high tech all are descriptive words for what is happening now in Canada’s health care scene. Read More
“When a child has both allergies and special needs, this can cause some strain within schools and social services institutions." Read More
The high price tag for specialist products and services is one factor that leads to people with disabilities living below the poverty line. Read More
Infectious diseases are more prevalent in low-income populations, but given that we have a globally connected world, we’re not just addressing this problem “over there”. Read More
Here are the stories of four spiritual care practitioners who have made the transition from an acute care setting and developed a model of care specific to the rehabilitation population. Read More
Young people who have potentially disabling chronic health conditions need the same types of workplace supports as older people with these conditions. Read More
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom tells us that dignity is tied to freedom and equality under the law. Read More
I am one of the 51 million people worldwide living with schizophrenia. I was diagnosed five years ago, when I was 25. Read More
Unfortunately, there are no specific tests (such as blood tests or scans) that can confirm a diagnosis of MCI, and instead a clinical diagnosis must be offered.
Use the language of teamwork and of compassion. Use a rights-based argument if those don’t work.
“Everything I’ve gotten, like my stethoscope, I’ve had to fight for myself. ”It is people like Nethersole for whom Krejcik hopes to be a spokesperson.
“I’ve been doing it for so long it’s hardly worth the effort, and my doctor recently said that other than a touch of bronchitis I’m fine.”
I have had many conversations with retirees and have witnessed the potential and real trials and tribulations of those who have unpreparedly retired.
New book calls on nurses to have a clear, united voice to be part of the healthcare solution.
It all began with what Nancy’s friends described as the occasional ‘fit.’ But as time progressed, her incidents became more frequent over the period of a few months.
Canada is an aging country. For the first time in history, there are more seniors in Canada than children.
As inpatient stays become shorter and shorter, we need to pay as much attention to bathroom seating as we do wheeled mobility seating.
The movie is filled with characters who don’t let their differences get in the way of living life.