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The library is a searchable online bilingual database of peer-reviewed literature, grey literature, as well as data resources on all matters related to health human resources within and concerning Canada.

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"And then you'll see her in the grocery store": The working relationships of public health nurses and high-priority families in northern Canadian communities

The aim of the study is to examine and articulate the nature of working relationships of public health nurses and high-priority families in small communities in northern Canada. Public health nurses working in northern, rural, and remote communities face ...

Language:English
AuthorMoules N J, MacLeod M L, Thirsk L M, Hanlon N
Year2010

"Brain drain" and "brain waste": Experiences of international medical graduates in Ontario

BACKGROUND: "Brain drain" is a colloquial term used to describe the migration of health care workers from low-income and middle-income countries to higher-income countries. The consequences of this migration can be significant for donor countries where p ...

Language:English
AuthorLofters A, Slater M, Fumakia N, Thulien N
Type of Data Source

"Green Acres" or "Gotham"?: Rural job selection by UBC pharmacy graduates

There is a pharmacist shortage in British Columbia that is considered particularly acute in rural and remote locations. As a result, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia has increased enrolment from certain geograph ...

Language:English
AuthorPearson M L
Year2008

"If you’re not healthy...": Informal caregivers and the ideological imperative to be healthy

The care provided by informal caregivers is an important part of the support needed by older adults with chronic health concerns. As the demand for caregivers grows, so does an interest in helping caregivers be healthy in order to fulfill this role. As of ...

Language:English
AuthorPridham E A
Year2012

"Just say 'yes'!": Mary Ferguson-Paré and the art of influential leadership.

In December 2010, Mary Ferguson-Paré, RN, PhD, CHE, officially retired from a distinguished nursing and healthcare administration career that spanned over 40 years. As many readers will know, Ferguson-Paré played instrumental roles at several of the count ...

Language:English
AuthorHolmes M
Year2011

"Proving yourself" in the Canadian medical profession: Gender and the experiences of foreign-trained doctors in medical practices

In recent years the medical profession has become feminized. Additionally, there has been an increased representation of foreign-trained professionals in the Canadian medical profession; many of which are women. Thus, there is a significant number of fema ...

Language:English
AuthorDolishny V N
Year2012

"Young carers" of parents with mental health issues

It is estimated that twenty percent of the Canadian population experiences a serious mental illness at some point in their lifetime. A portion of those that do so will be parents. Research indicates that in some circumstances, when a parent with a serious ...

Language:English
AuthorSchleicher K L
Year2011

'Is that normal?' Pre-clerkship students' approaches to professional dilemmas

OBJECTIVES: Context has been recognised as a key variable in studies of medical student professionalism, yet the effect of students' stage of training has not been well explored, despite growing recognition that medical students begin to form their profes ...

Language:English
AuthorGinsburg S, Lingard L
Year2011

'Rural' doesn’t mean 'uniform': Northern vs southern rural family physicians' workload and practice structures in Ontario

INTRODUCTION: There is a tendency in health policy in Ontario, Canada, to conflate 'northern' with 'rural' and to equate northern rural settings with southern ones. Although previous research has identified some differences between rural and urban practi ...

Language:English
AuthorWenghofer E F, Timony P E, Gauthier N J
Type of Data Source

...And still waiting. Exploring primary care wait times in Canada

Access to care is one of the most discussed issues facing the Canadian health care system. To provide more timely access to care, a succession of federal governments – followed by their provincial / territorial counterparts – have committed to wait time s ...

Language:English
AuthorThe College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)
Year2008

127 715 $ en temps supplémentaire

Si le temps supplémentaire déplaît à bien des infirmières, il permet à d'autres d'accumuler une vraie fortune. En raison de la pénurie, certaines réussissent à doubler et même tripler leur salaire en faisant des centaines d'heures supplémentaires par anné ...

Language:French
AuthorLemay Y E
Year2010

2005 national survey of the work and health of nurses (NSWHN)

The main objective of the 2005 National Survey of the Work and Health of Nurses is to provide an overall picture of the health and working conditions of regulated nurses in Canada. A total of 18,676 nurses were interviewed, representing registered nurses ...

Language:English/French
AuthorStatistics Canada
Year2005

2007 national physician survey

Powerpoint Presentation (pdf format) outlining initial findings of the 2007 National Physicians Survey. Findings examined: - Practice setting - Methods of payment - Workload - Access - Use of technology - Collaborative care - Satisfaction ...

Language:English
AuthorBuske L
Year2008

36 heures sur 72 à l'hôpital

Alors que la direction assure que la situation s'améliore, une infirmière a effectué 36 heures de travail en fin de semaine et une autre a passé 16 heures à l'hôpital le jour de la fête des Mères.

Language:French
AuthorLemay E Y
Year2010

8 steps toward addressing indigenous health inequities

The health inequities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians have long been shamefully apparent – the various studies finding infant mortality rates in Indigenous populations to be 1.7 to four times that of non-Indigenous populations; the diabete ...

Language:English
AuthorGlauser W, Tepper J, Konkin J
Year2016
Type of Data Source

A call to occupationology

From time to time I listen to TED talks1—I hope you do too! While I always find them interesting, I heard three recently, in relative proximity to each other, that had special import for those of us interested in improving occupational lives; they contain ...

Language:English
AuthorPolatajko H J

A Canada-Bangladesh partnership for nurse education: Case study

AIM: To describe the lessons learned from a partnership in nurse education between a Bangladesh university and a group of Canadian volunteers. BACKGROUND: In the host country, nursing enjoys low status and pay, which adversely affect professional stan ...

Language:English
AuthorBerland A, Richards J, Lund K D
Year2010

A care-based model of the physician-patient relationship

The aim of this dissertation is to offer a new way of characterizing the ideal physician-patient relationship. Although several models of the physician-patient relationship have been put forth in the literature in recent years, they have all fallen short ...

Language:English
AuthorBreslin J M
Year2003

A case analysis of nurse voice in the context of paediatric acute illness

Nurses who have cared for a hospitalized child suffering the rapid deterioration of an acute illness speak of challenges in having their voices heard in clinical care arenas. The case that is analyzed in this paper is a composite of stories told by bedsid ...

Language:English
AuthorDryden-Palmer K
Year2009

A case study of a Chinese-Canadian daughter caregiving for her mother who has Alzheimer’s type Dementia (AD)

The prevalence of Alzheimer's disease (AD) increases with advancing age. Persons with AD are often being cared for by family caregivers. Spouses, mostly the wives, are the largest group of family caregivers and daughters are the second largest group. With ...

Language:English
AuthorChan M S M
Year2005