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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.

Magnet hospital characteristics and northern Canadian nurses' job satisfaction

Retention of health professionals is a serious problem in northern and rural Canada. Magnet hospital factors are known to increase job satisfaction, which contributes to retention. The purpose of this paper is to examine the extent to which magnet hospita ...

AuthorSmith H, Tallman R, Kelly K

Magnet hospitals: Characteristics of magnet hospitals - Fact sheet I of II

These summaries highlight the findings from the research study entitled “Nurse-Physician Relationships – Solutions and Recommendations for Change.” This fact sheet provides a review of the magnet hospital literature for the purpose of highlighting the var ...

AuthorCook A, Hiroz J, Mildon B

Maintaining Ontario's nursing workforce: Evaluating the impact of Ontario's late career nurse initiative - Interim report

In an effort to stem the loss of Ontario’s late career nurses, in 2005 the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) introduced the Late Career Nursing Initiative (LCNI). This initiative involved providing funding to hospitals and long-term c ...

AuthorDoran D, Chilcote A, Rizk P, Bai Y Q, Laporte D

Making a better living from caregiving: Comparing strategies to improve wages for care providers

Several strategies have been employed either implicitly or explicitly to improve the remuneration levels of largely female care providers; these tactics include increasing entry-to-practice credentials; organizing and unionizing; seeking pay equity consid ...

AuthorBourgeault I L, Khokher P

Making a measurable difference: Evaluating quality of work life interventions

Across the country, nurses and other front-line health system workers are taking actions to improve the quality of their work environment. A high quality work environment is being accepted, albeit slowly, as a prerequisite for building the human resource ...

AuthorLowe G S

Making health spending work (Executive summary)

Medical Savings Accounts (MSAs) are usually promoted as a demand-management tool that gives consumers incentives to economize on medical expenses. "Making Health Spending Work" takes the concept one step further and shows how MSAs can be used to design a ...

AuthorMcMahon F, Zelder M

Making meaning in medicine, the role of narrative and storytelling in Clinical Ethics

The project of the Clinical Ethics enterprise ought to be to pay attention to the moral quality of the life lived in the health care community. In the thirty or so years that the Clinical Ethics enterprise has been around (in this incarnation), it has ...

AuthorClarke L E

Making sense of medical education: An examination of contraception counselling, unplanned pregnancy counselling, and abortion services curricula in Ontario medical schools

Background: To date, little information exists about contraception counselling, unplanned pregnancy counselling, and abortion services curricula in Ontario medical schools. Identifying existing curricula, including influences on whether and how curricula ...

AuthorPerkins-Ceccato N

Making sense of Ontario's fee codes

Most of Ontario’s doctors bill the Ontario Health Insurance Plan for their services on a “fee for service” basis. The amount doctors are paid for each service is established through negotiations between the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care ...

AuthorLaupacis A, Born K

Making the case for rural and remote dental practices in Canada

As a dental practice appraiser and broker, my goal has always been to do the best I can for the vendor dentist whose practice I represent. Doing one’s best usually means undertaking measures to get an offer to purchase that includes the best price for the ...

AuthorWilliams J

Making tradeoffs between the reasons to leave and reasons to stay employed in long-term care homes: Perspectives of licensed nursing staff New!

BACKGROUND: Turnover of licensed nursing staff in long-term care (LTC) settings (e.g., nursing homes) is a mounting concern and is associated with poor quality of care and low staff morale. Retention and turnover research in LTC have focused primarily on ...

AuthorMcGilton K S, Boscart V M, Brown M, Bowers B
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Making visible the contributions of the clinical nurse specialist

This paper reviews the knowledge gap regarding the contributions of the clinical nurse specialist (CNS) in Canada. As a first step to deal with this gap, we address how the CNS role has been conceptualized and studied in Canada. Because the CNS is a clini ...

AuthorMacNeil J, MacKinnon K
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Making your office accessible for patients with mobility impairments New!

Patients with mobility impairments often face challenges in visiting their family physicians owing to the physical barriers within medical buildings and offices, including the lack of ramps, grab bars, height-adjustable examination and imaging tables, and ...

AuthorPritchard S, Milligan J, Lee J

Maldistribution of physicians in BC: What we are trying to do about it

Expanding the medical school in British Columbia provides an opportunity to explore issues of physician shortages and poor distribution, particularly in rural areas. The programs in the north and on Vancouver Island were conceived on the understanding tha ...

AuthorSnadden D

Male registered nurses, 1995 | Infirmiers autorisés, 1995

Men constitute a small minority of registered nurses (RNs) in Canada, but their numbers have risen sharply in the last decade. In 1995, almost 4% of RNs were men, up from just over 2% in 1985. The pr oportion of male nurses is particularly high in Quebec, ...

AuthorTrudeau R

Management and delivery of community nursing services in Ontario: Impact on the quality of care and the quality of worklife of community-based nurses

The study was conducted over two phases. Phase One described the competitive bidding process, and Phase Two examined its impact on the quality of care, client outcomes, costs for home care nursing services and nurse outcomes. Phase 1 included data from 1 ...

AuthorDoran D, Pickard J, Harris J, Coyte P C, MacRae A, Laschinger H, Darlington G, Carryer J

Managing and sustaining an ageing nursing workforce: identifying opportunities and best practices within collective agreements in Canada

John Wiley & Sons Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey, United States

Aim This paper seeks to identify gaps within nursing collective agreements for opportunities to implement practices to sustain the nursing workforce. Background Since the majority of nurses in Canada are unionised, some of the strategies recommended ...

AuthorKwok C, Bates KA, NG ES.
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Managing care the Canadian way

Biomedical Ethics: A Canadian Focus offers a detailed, engaging examination of issues and debates encompassing biomedical ethics. Using many Canadian cases and examples, ethical issues are explored in the context of our health care system. Debates include ...

AuthorArmstrong P

Managing continuity of care through case co-ordination

Community case co-ordination assists elderly clients requiring community-based healthcare to receive services and reduce or delay the use of acute care and long-term care. Case co-ordination typically involves assessment of client needs, care plan develop ...

AuthorHadjistavropoulos H, Bierlein C, Neville S, McNeil D, Bremner C, Ell G L, Jacobs T, Sagan M, Quine A, White T, Bourgault M