CHHRN webBanner-En01am

Welcome to the CHHRN-CIHI Library

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.

Advanced Search Results

"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

"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

"I'm a different kind of nurse": Advice from nurses in rural and remote Canada

The sustainability of the rural and remote nursing workforce in Canada is increasingly at issue as the country becomes more urbanized and the nursing workforce ages. In order to support the retention of nurses in rural and remote communities and the recru ...

Language:English
AuthorMacLeod M L, Martin Misener R, Banks K, Morton A M, Vogt C, Bentham D
Year2008

"There's rural, and then there's rural": Advice from nurses providing primary healthcare in northern remote communities

Nursing practice in remote northern communities is highly complex, with unique challenges created by isolation, geography and cultural dynamics. This paper, the second of two focusing on the advice offered by nurses interviewed in the national study, The ...

Language:English
AuthorMartin Misener R, MacLeod M L, Banks K, Morton A M, Vogt C, Bentham D
Year2008

'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

100 nouveaux médecins pour les régions rurales

OTTAWA - Le gouvernement Harper annoncera mercredi un programme visant à financer l'embauche de 100 médecins pour les régions rurales du Canada. Le Québec ne semble toutefois pas en faire partie.

Language:French
AuthorRoussakis C
Year2011

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 closer look at Ontario's northern and southern rural physician demographics

INTRODUCTION: In Ontario, Canada, there is a tendency to conflate rural and northern issues and although much of northern Ontario is rural, this is not exclusively the case. In this study, data were utilized from the licensing and regulatory body of physi ...

Language:English
AuthorWenghofer E F, Timony P E, Pong R W
Year2011

A comparative analysis of policies addressing rural oral health in eight English-speaking OECD countries

INTRODUCTON: Oral health is fundamental to overall health. Poor oral health is largely preventable but unacceptable inequalities exist, particularly for people in rural areas. The issues are complex. Rural populations are characterised by lower rates of ...

Language:English
AuthorCrocombe L A , Goldberg L R, Bell E, Seidel B
Type of Data Source

A competency-based curriculum for training rural family physicians in operative delivery

In rural western and northern Canada, including northern Ontario, a large portion of the operative delivery services are provided by rural family physicians with enhanced surgical skills. There is strong evidence that outcomes are good and that enhanc ...

Language:English
AuthorBurnett M et al.
Type of Data Source

A framework for enhancing continuing medical education for rural physicians: A summary of the literature

BACKGROUND:Recruitment and retention of rural physicians is vital for rural health care. A key deterrent to rural practice has been identified as professional isolation and access to continuing medical education/continuing professional development (CME/CP ...

Language:English
AuthorCurran V, Rourke L, Snow P
Year2010

A grounded theory study, nursing aides learning to care for nursing home residents with dementia

The purpose of the study was to investigate Nursing Aides' (NAs') experiences caring for nursing home residents with dementia. Grounded theory methodology was used to gather data fkom eight English-speaking NAs, who had worked a minimum of two years in tw ...

Language:English
AuthorHenderson J
Year2000

A profile of registered nurses in rural and remote Canada

Research on nursing practice issues in rural and remote areas of Canada is very limited. This report describes the method and initial results of a comprehensive survey of registered nurses (RNs) practising outside the commuting zones of large urban centre ...

Language:English
AuthorStewart N J, D'Arcy C, Pitblado J R, Morgan D G, Forbes D, Remus G, Smith B, Andrews M E, Kosteniuk J, Kulig J C, MacLeod M L
Year2005

A profile of rural family physician practices

This bulletin primarily analyzes information from the National Physician Survey1 , using for the most part results of the 2010 iteration but also tracking trends from 2004 and 2007. For the purposes of this analysis, rural is based on populations the p ...

Language:English
AuthorLynda Buske
Type of Data Source

A proposed framework for analyzing the potential replacement of international medical graduates

There has been sentiment against international medical graduates (IMGs) that could lead to a reduction in their future supply within the US. In this study, an analytical framework is proposed to illustrate the many issues that need to be considered in rep ...

Language:English
AuthorBaer L D
Year2003

A qualitative study of the international medical graduate and the orientation process

INTRODUCTION: International medical graduates (IMGs) play an important role in physician resource planning in many countries and are heavily relied on to fill vacancies in underserved communities. New IMGs may experience difficulty with understanding how ...

Language:English
AuthorCurran V, Hollett A, Hann S, Bradbury C
Year2008

A readiness model for telehealth is it possible to pre-determine how prepared communities are to implement telehealth?

Telehealth "readiness" can be defined as the degree to which users, health care organizations, and the health system itself are prepared to participate and succeed in its application. This project developed a readiness model for rural/remote locations in ...

Language:English
AuthorJennett P, Bates J, Healy T, Ho K, Kazanjian A, Woollard R, Jackson A, Haydt S
Year2003

A renewed call for action: A synthesis report on the nursing shortage in Canada | Nouvel appel à l’action : Rapport de synthèse sur la pénurie de personnel infirmier au Canada

The nursing labour market, once characterized by cyclical periods of shortage and surplus, has progressed to a stage where there now exists a pervasive shortage of nursing human resources. In many jurisdictions and health service delivery areas the demand ...

Language:English/French
AuthorMaddalena V, Crupi A
Year2008

A report on best practices for returning birth to rural and remote aboriginal communities

Background: During the last four decades, policies and practices based on modern obstetrical techniques and knowledge have replaced traditional practices in many rural and remote Aboriginal communities. As most of these communities do not have obstetrical ...

Language:English
AuthorCouchie C, Sanderson S
Year2006

A review and synthesis of strategies and policy recommendations on the rural health workforce

The present study is part of a much larger project titled “Toward a Comprehensive Rural Health Human Resources Management Strategy for Ontario,” coordinated by TORC and funded by Human Resources Development Canada. The objective of the entire project is ...

Language:English
AuthorPong R W, Russell N
Year2003