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New Data Shows Canadians Are Unhappy with How Provinces Are Handling Health Care

ABSTRACT WRITTEN BY:
Laura Woodman

According to new data from the Angus Reid Institute, most Canadians are deeply unhappy with how their provinces are handling health care in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the eight years since the non-profit institute has been measuring public attitudes toward health care management, the percentage of Canadians who give their provinces a failing grade on health has never been so high.

June 24, 2022
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Solutions to Ontario ER Waits Are Found Beyond Hospitals

ABSTRACT WRITTEN BY:
Laura Woodman

The record-high wait times in emergency departments in Ontario are in large part symptoms of problems elsewhere in the health-care system, well beyond the emergency room doors. Experts say the key long-term solutions to this involve significant increases in capacity at long-term care homes and a greater supply of home care, both of which are a long way down the healthcare line from the ER, and both of which will take time. 

June 23, 2022
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Terri Evans Podcast Interview

The Nurse Informant Reveals How To Succeed In Nursing - A Conversation with RN Terri Evans

ABSTRACT WRITTEN BY:
Laura Woodman

Nursing is constantly evolving, and what nurses need to know to succeed today is not what it was a decade ago. So, we recently sat down with The Nurse Informant, RN Nurse Terri, to talk about all the things that many nurses don't talk about, but are so important for everyone in the field to overcome current issues, move forward in their careers and become successful.

June 22, 2022
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Pandemic Pushed Demand for Telehealth Platforms to New Heights

ABSTRACT WRITTEN BY:
Laura Woodman

Virtual health care certainly existed prior to the pandemic, but overburdened hospitals through the COVID-19 pandemic popularized it. The main goal for virtual care, or “telehealth,” services is to provide faster and more efficient medical consultations for those who want to cut down on wait times for simple services, such as sick notes or prescription refills — or parents looking to see a pediatrician over small concerns.

June 16, 2022
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Anneka Burghout Podcast Episode

How Good Graphic Design Can Benefit Job Seekers - A conversation with Graphic Designer Anneka Burghout

ABSTRACT WRITTEN BY:
Laura Woodman

We live in a visual world where graphics sometimes say more than words and first impressions matter. With that in mind, on our most recent episode of the Caring Support Podcast, we had an interesting conversation with graphic designer Anneka Burghout about how good design can benefit job seekers regardless of their industry and stage in their careers. 

June 16, 2022
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Canada To Update "Fully-Vaccinated" Definition

ABSTRACT WRITTEN BY:
Laura Woodman

The federal government plans to change its definition of what it means to be fully protected against COVID-19 to reflect advice that a number of health experts have been recommending for months, including Canada’s top doctors. “Although two doses still protect significantly well against severe disease and death, two doses are not enough now to protect against infection and transmission,” Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos said.

June 15, 2022
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