Variations in home care programs across Canada demonstrate need for national standards and pan-Canadian program
- Occupational therapy and health care: An interview with Her Excellency, Mrs. Sharon Johnston. Wiley, Brittney; Hogg, Alison // Occupational Therapy Now;May/Jun2012, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p28
This article presents an interview with Sharon Johnston, wife of David Lloyd Johnston, the 28th Governor General of Canada, related to occupational therapy and medical care. When asked about her experience as an occupational therapist, Johnston informs that she started working as an occupational...
- Cover photo. // Bulletin of the World Health Organization;Nov2013, Vol. 91 Issue 11, p803
A photograph of a community health worker visiting a patient in Nepal which appears on the cover of the issue is presented.
- ADRs. // Homecare Q&A;3/17/2014, Vol. 17 Issue 6, p3
The article provides an answer to a question on how to properly respond to an Additional Development Request (ADR) request for home health service.
- The continuing challenge of surgical access. Warnock, Garth L. // Canadian Journal of Surgery;Apr2011, Vol. 54 Issue 2, p76
The author reflects on the strategy, described by Wright and colleagues, which is used to develop standardized comprehensive access targets for surgical care. The author states that the strategy provides an opportunity to reflect on access to pediatric and adult surgical care in Canada....
- Facilitating interprofessional education and practice. Kearney, Anne // Canadian Nurse;Mar2008, Vol. 104 Issue 3, p22
Collaborative patient-centred care has the potential to address serious issues in the Canadian health-care system such as those related to increasing complexity of care; patient safety and access; and recruitment and retention of health human resources. This approach involves teams of health...
- Ageing population needs home assistance. Hersch, Manuela Gruber // Filipino Post;11/7/2013, p4
The article discusses the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP), under which medical care and home care services are provided to elderly population in Canada.
- Uncle Sam Has Small Home-Care Providers Worried. Gaudio, Thomas // njbiz;10/15/2007, Vol. 20 Issue 43, p23
The article deals with the implications of the Medicare cuts to be implemented from fiscal 2008 through fiscal 2011 on the home health care industry in the U.S. Medicare would face about $6 billion in cuts through the period. Home care services would also face a potential freeze on a three...
- Call to cut deaths in hospital by providing better home services. // Cancer Nursing Practice;Sep2011, Vol. 10 Issue 7, p4
The article discusses a government-ordered review led by Marie Curie Cancer Care chief executive Tom Hughes-Hallett, which concluded that providing round-the-clock palliative care services can reduce deaths by 60,000 a year by 2021 and reduce annual NHS expenditure.
- Evaluation of the optimal recall period for disease symptoms in home-based morbidity surveillance in rural and urban Kenya. Feikin, Daniel R.; Audi, Allan; Olack, Beatrice; Bigogo, Godfrey M.; Polyak, Christina; Burke, Heather; Williamson, John; Breiman, Robert F. // International Journal of Epidemiology;Apr2010, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p450
Background In African settings with poor access to health care, surveillance and surveys of disease burden are often done through home visits. The optimal recall period to capture data on symptoms and health utilization is unknown.