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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.

A 20th century pediatrician and the emergence of modern day pediatrics

In 1922, in the midst of increasing infant mortality and the rampant spread of infectious disease, a small, but dedicated group of physicians founded the Canadian Pediatric Society in Toronto. Surprisingly, there was tremendous reluctance on the part of t ...

Language:English
AuthorBerger M
Year2007

A background note on benchmarks for wait times │ Notes d'information : Points de repère pour les temps d'attente

Consistently, Canadians have identified long wait times as the number one barrier in accessing health services. In response to this public concern, the First Ministers made wait times central to their agreement on health care in September 2004. We prepare ...

Language:English/French
AuthorHealth Council of Canada │ Conseil canadien de la santé
Year2005

A balanced scorecard approach for nursing report card development

In this article we describe the process used to introduce and structure a nursing perspective as part of a balanced scorecard framework within a provincial hospital performance report. Results of a critical literature review and consultative process with ...

Language:English
AuthorHall L M, Doran D, Laschinger H S, Mallette C, Pedersen C, O'Brien-Pallas L L
Year2003

A best practices review of simulated education approaches to enhance collaborative heathcare

Interprofessional simulation can provide health professional program educators with an effective means to prepare future practitioners to engage in meaningful collaboration. This systematic literature review was conducted to identify best practices recomm ...

Language:English
AuthorMurdoch N L
Year2012

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 in knowledge translation: Developing a conceptual framework to evaluate the role of information and communication technology on linkage and exchange processes in distant drug policy groups

Background Linkage and exchange refers to processes by which researchers and decisionmakers are engaged in ongoing interaction, collaboration, and the transfer of ideas and are a critical aspect of collaborative research partnerships (CHSRF, 2008). As h ...

Language:English
AuthorHouseh M S
Year2008

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

A case study of healthcare providers’ goals during interprofessional rounds

Daily interprofessional rounds enhance collaboration among healthcare providers and improve hospital performance measures. However, it is unclear how healthcare providers’ goals influence the processes and outcomes of interprofessional rounds. The purpose ...

Language:English
AuthorPrystajecky M, Lee T, Abonyi S, Perry R, Ward H
Type of Data Source

A case study of nurse practitioner role implementation in primary care: What happens when new roles are introduced?

Abstract Background: At the time of this study (2009) the role of the nurse practitioner was new to the province of British Columbia. The provincial government gave the responsibility for implementing the role to health authorities. Managers of health ...

Language:English
AuthorSangster-Gormley E, Martin-Misener R, Burge F
Type of Data Source

A case study of the decision making process that led to the closing of the medical laboratory science program at BCIT in 1996 and its reopening in 1999

For years, the supply of health professionals has been characterized by "boom and bust" cycles. At times, planners have perceived an oversupply of healthcare providers and, at other times, a shortage. This case study of the medical laboratory technologist ...

Language:English
AuthorBasi H S
Year2010

A Case Study of the Implementation of Regulated Midwifery in Manitoba/Une e tude de cas de la mise en oeuvre des sages-femmes re glemente es au Manitoba

In 2000, midwifery was regulated in the Canadian province of Manitoba. Since the inception of the midwifery program, little research has been done to analyze the utilization of regulated midwifery services. Currently, many women are denied access to midwi ...

Language:English/French
AuthorKellie Thiessen, Maureen Heaman, Patricia Martens, Javier Mignone, Kris Robinson
Year2014

A case study of the Irnisuksiiniq – Inuit Midwifery Network

The NAHO evaluation framework required a case study as a research element to provide a better understanding of NAHO projects. The NAHO Evaluation Working Group (EWG) suggested the Inuit Tuttarvingat104 midwifery project, – the Irnisuksiiniq Inuit Midwifer ...

Language:English
AuthorIrnisuksiiniq
Year2009

A century of research in nursing human resources

Florence Nightingale was one of the first researchers in health services to identify a system for the arrangement of nursing units in a way that controlled infections and ensured vigilant observation of the sickest patients and documentation of best pract ...

Language:English
AuthorO'Brien-Pallas L, Meyer R M,
Year2008

A certain art of uncertainty: Case presentation and the development of professional identity

Healthcare professionals use the genre of case presentation to communicate among themselves the salient patient information during treatment and management. In case presentation, many uncertainties surface, regarding, e.g., the reliability of patient repo ...

Language:English
AuthorLingard L, Garwood K, Schryer C F, Spafford M M
Year2003

A challenge to dentists to take a leading role in the evolution of Canadian health care

The time has come for health care professionals to stop being passive observers of a health support network that is losing touch with an increasingly well-informed and empowered population. Dentists may be providers of care, but they are also among the mo ...

Language:English
AuthorGlover V
Year2005

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 cluster randomized controlled trial to evaluate an ambulatory primary care management program for patients with dyslipidemia: the TEAM study

BACKGROUND: Few studies have reported the efficacy of collaborative care involving family physicians and community pharmacists for patients with dyslipidemia. METHODS: We randomly assigned clusters consisting of at least two physicians and at least fo ...

Language:English
AuthorVilleneuve J, Genest J, Blais L, Vanier M C, Lamarre D, Fredette M, Lussier M T, Perreault S, Hudon E, Berbiche D, Lalonde L
Year2010