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Informed consent: what is it and why is it important

Informed consent: what is it and why is it important

All healthcare providers in Ontario, including dietitians, are required by law to obtain informed consent from their clients before they can perform any non-emergency treatment. But what is informed consent and why is it important for your healthcare? Informed consent in healthcare means that you have all the information you need before you willingly agree […]

Surprising health challenges as we get older

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Surprising health challenges as we get older

As we get older we can begin to experience health problems as our bodies change. Not everyone will experience them. But some medical conditions become more common or more serious after we get a few decades under our belts. Here are some common issues that often accompany aging, and what you can do about them. Constipation. Almost half of us […]

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Ontario government taking immediate action to end hallway health care

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Ontario government taking immediate action to end hallway health care

Government of Ontario press release – Ontario’s Government for the People is delivering on its promise to end hallway health care by taking urgent action to expand access to long-term care, reduce the strain on the health care system in advance of the upcoming flu season and work with front line health care professionals and […]

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Three ways to help your kids sleep better

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Three ways to help your kids sleep better

Keeping your children focused during the school year is critical for success, especially for older students during exam time. There are many approaches parents can take to help set their kids up for success, but helping them get a good night’s sleep is one of the most important. Routine is king. Encouraging kids go to bed […]

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Concussion awareness campaign to reduce injuries

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Concussion awareness campaign to reduce injuries

Province taking action to help keep Ontario’s kids safe Government of Ontario press release – Ontario’s Government for the People is demonstrating its commitment to making sports safer for kids and marking Rowan’s Concussion Law Day by developing a multimedia campaign that will raise awareness about concussion safety. The campaign will get concussion safety information […]

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Learning by DESIGN: Niagara Health uses simulation as a training tool

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Learning by DESIGN: Niagara Health uses simulation as a training tool

Riley Denver, Niagara Health– In one simulation, a lethargic, fevered little girl is treated for septic shock with her treatment team consulting with specialists over video-conference. No one was at risk, as all the patients that day were mannequins, specifically designed for medical simulation training. At another station, learners were able to practice fundamental skills […]

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