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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 chance to show yourself" - How do applicants approach medical school admission essays?

Background: Although essay questions are used in the admissions process in many medical schools, there has been little research on how applicants respond to essay questions. Aims: The purpose of this study was to explore how applicants to medical scho ...

AuthorWhite J S, Lemay J F, Brownell K, Lockyer J

"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 ...

AuthorMoules N J, MacLeod M L, Thirsk L M, Hanlon N

"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 ...

AuthorLofters A, Slater M, Fumakia N, Thulien N
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"Eye-T": Information technology adoption and use in Canada's optometry practices

BACKGROUND: While information technology (IT) is playing an increasing role in the delivery of optometric services, little specific information is available about how IT is changing the practice of optometry in Canada or whether optometry schools are adeq ...

AuthorStolee P, McKillop I, McMurray J, Strong J G, Jones D A, Hildebrand J M

"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 ...

AuthorPearson M L

"I can't just follow any particular textbook": Immigrants in cardiac rehabilitation

Aim.  The study purpose was to examine how and under what circumstances immigrants combine diabetes self-care with cardiac rehabilitation recommendations. Background.  Cardiac rehabilitation can improve and lengthen life in people with coronary heart dise ...

AuthorNielsen L S, Angus J E, Lapum J, Dale C, Kramer-Kile M, Abramson B, Marzolini S, Oh P, Price J, Clark A

"I just don't know what I'm supposed to know": Evaluating self-assessment skills of international pharmacy graduates in Canada

BACKGROUND: Self-assessment skills are an integral part of pharmacy education and practice, yet there is very little empirical evidence in health professions to indicate that students and practitioners possess adequate and appropriate self-assessment skil ...

AuthorAustin Z, Gregory P A, Galli M

"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 ...

AuthorMacLeod M L, Martin Misener R, Banks K, Morton A M, Vogt C, Bentham D

"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 ...

AuthorPridham E A

"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 ...

AuthorHolmes M

"My home is not my home anymore:" Improving continuity of care in homecare

The management of homecare services changed following the 1995 election of a new provincial government in Ontario. Forty-three not-for-profit transfer agencies called Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) were created to manage homecare and act as purchas ...

AuthorWoodward C A, Abelson J, Hutchison B

"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 ...

AuthorDolishny V N

"Support for everyone": Experiences of occupational therapists delivering a new model of school-based service

BACKGROUND: Occupational therapists working in school health have recognized the need to move away from a one-to-one direct service delivery model towards a more collaborative, classroom-based approach. Partnering for Change (P4C) is an innovative service ...

AuthorCampbell W N, Missiuna C A, Rivard L M, Pollock N A

"Testwiseness" among international pharmacy graduates and Canadian senior pharmacy students

OBJECTIVE: To compare the test-taking skills and abilities (testwiseness) of Canadian senior-level pharmacy students with those of international pharmacy graduates. METHODS: A 20-item testwiseness questionnaire was developed and administered to 102 par ...

AuthorMahamed A, Gregory P A, Austin Z

"The potential is unlimited!" Nurse leader perspectives on the integration of HOBIC in Ontario

Nurse leaders from a sample of acute care and long-term care sites participating in the Health Outcomes for Better Information and Care program in Ontario provided information on their experiences with HOBIC implementation. In addition, they described str ...

AuthorMcGillis Hall L, Johnson S, Hemingway A, Pringle D, White P, Wodchis W
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"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 ...

AuthorMartin Misener R, MacLeod M L, Banks K, Morton A M, Vogt C, Bentham D

"Towering genius disdains a beaten path" Abraham Lincoln

We see nursing leadership existing at all levels in nursing...all nurses leading. Nurse executives within academic health environments across Canada will be influencing health policy directions and dialogue within the profession nationally. They will be c ...

AuthorFerguson-Paré M, Mitchell GJ, Perkin K, Stevenson L

"Who is that nurse?": What it means to be and act as a registered nurse: The client’s perspective

What does it mean to be and act as a registered nurse? This qualitative study examined the professional identity of the nurse from a client's perspective. Using interpretive description methodology and purposeful theoretical sampling, 10 informants partic ...

AuthorLeifso G M C

"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 ...

AuthorSchleicher K L

'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 ...

AuthorGinsburg S, Lingard L