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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.

Keeping community health care workers safe

Organizations have a responsibility to ensure the safety of staff who provide care in the community. In a survey conducted within a regional health authority in Newfoundland, health care providers reported feeling unsafe while conducting home visits. Safe ...

AuthorHutchings D, Lundrigan E, Mathews M, Lynch A, Goosney J

Keeping healthy! Whose responsibility is it anyway? Vietnamese Canadian women and their healthcare providers' perspectives

Understanding how healthcare responsibility is distributed will give insight on how health-care is delivered and how members of a society are expected to practice health-care. The raising cost of health-care has resulted in restructuring of the existing C ...

AuthorDonnelly T T, McKellin W

Keeping the momentum going: A forum for Ontario First Nations health human resources

The current shortage of health care providers in Canada is well documented. While there is very little information regarding the numbers of Aboriginal health care professionals in Canada, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP) has confirmed tha ...

AuthorThe Wesley Group, Sheshequin L

Keeping the nursing shortage from becoming a nursing crisis

Healthcare organizations are experiencing an unprecedented shortage of qualified nurses. How can we increase our understanding of how the potential labor pool views the nursing profession and identify recruitment themes to encourage young people and adult ...

AuthorErickson J I, Holm L J, Chelminiak L

Keeping up appearances: Using qualitative research to enhance knowledge of dental practice

Current issues in dentistry including a focus on patients' wishes for outcomes and dentists' role in that process raise important questions that cannot be addressed by quantitative, statistical study alone. The intriguing complexities and ambiguities that ...

AuthorMeadows L M, Verdi A J, Crabtree B F

Key issues in human resource planning for home support workers in Canada

OBJECTIVE: This paper is a synthesis of research on recruitment and retention challenges for home support workers (HSWs) in Canada. Participants: Home support workers (HSWs) provide needed support with personal care and daily activities to older persons l ...

AuthorKeefe J M, Knight L, Martin-Matthews A, Légaré J

Kick-off event proceedings

Attached are meeting proceedings from the Canadian Health Human Resources Research Network Kickoff Event held on May 9, 2011 at the Delta Barrington Hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The purpose of the workshop was to develop a roadmap for the future of the ...

AuthorCanadian Health Human Resources Network (CHHRN)

Knowledge and potential impact of the WHO Global code of practice on the international recruitment of health personnel: Does it matter for source and destination country stakeholders?

The WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel was implemented in May 2010. The present commentary offers some insights into what is known about the Code five years on, as well as its potential impact, drawing from in ...

AuthorIvy Lynn Bourgeault, Ronald Labonté , Corinne Packer , Vivien Runnels and Gail Tomblin Murphy
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Knowledge gaps regarding APN roles: What hospital decision-makers tell us

The implementation of advanced practice nursing (APN) roles can yield improvements in patient and health system outcomes, and supportive leadership is integral in facilitating the implementation of such roles. The purpose of this study was to explore the ...

AuthorCarter N, Dobbins M, Ireland S, Hoxby H, Peachey G, DiCenso A
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Knowledge in action summary: Examining variation in access to post-acute home care services

More frequently, post-acute health care services are being provided in clients’ homes, with nurses providing the majority of this care. Previous Ontario-based research indicates that variation in access to post-acute home care services is present across r ...

AuthorPatterson E, Saari M, Tourangeau
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Knowledge of the professional role of others: A key interprofessional competency

In this paper, the authors present the results of a study which delineated six key competencies of interprofessional collaborative practice for patient-centred care: communication; strength in one's professional role; knowledge of professional role of oth ...

AuthorMacdonald M B, Bally J M, Ferguson L M, Lee Murray B, Fowler-Kerry S E, Anonson J M

Knowledge transfer & exchange in interprofessional education: Synthesizing the evidence to foster evidence-based decision-making

Interprofessional Education (IPE) is gaining credence throughout Canada, as one of the key strategies that may mitigate some of the health human resource challenges facing our healthcare system. In the past 40 years, many university institutions, educator ...

AuthorCanadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative (CIHC)

Knowledge translation and interprofessional collaboration: Where the rubber of evidence-based care hits the road of teamwork

Knowledge-translation interventions and interprofessional education and collaboration interventions all aim at improving health care processes and outcomes. Knowledge-translation interventions attempt to increase evidence-based practice by a single profes ...

AuthorZwarenstein M, Reeves S

Knowledge translation and its application to refractory symptom and palliative sedation therapy guidelines

Knowledge translation (KT) is being used to apply evidence-based knowledge and research to clinical practice in health care. The goal of KT approaches is to inform the provision of high quality and competent care to patients and families. This project des ...

AuthorWang B H Y

Knowledge translation in audiology: Promoting the clinical application of best evidence

The impetus for evidence-based practice (EBP) has grown out of widespread concern with the quality, effectiveness (including cost-effectiveness), and efficiency of medical care received by the public. Although initially focused on medicine, EBP principles ...

AuthorMoodie S T, Kothari A, Bagatto M P, Seewald R, Miller L T, Scollie S D