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Welcome to Caring Support's news feed. We've compiled some interesting news articles relating to healthcare and written our own abstracts for your enjoyment!

Please note: The views and opinions expressed in these article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the position of Caring Support.

PSW working in a hospital

The Perks of Working as a PSW in a Hospital

ABSTRACT WRITTEN BY:
Laura Woodman

Not many personal support workers (PSW) work in hospitals, at least not in Ontario. In fact, only 7% of them do, according to some sources. However, this is changing. More PSW jobs are being opened in hospitals than ever before, especially in areas like rehabilitation, critical care, and palliative care areas.

June 2, 2021
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COVID Study Finds Health Workers May Be at Less Risk than Others

ABSTRACT WRITTEN BY:
Laura Woodman

Researchers concluded that even unvaccinated health workers had a lower rate of lab-confirmed cases than the overall community: 1.33 per 10,000 person-days versus 1.96. The paper was written by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health.

May 28, 2021
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healthcare worker wearing ppe

Local Healthcare Workers Share Lessons Learned During the Pandemic

ABSTRACT WRITTEN BY:
Laura Woodman

COVID-19 has taught many lessons to all of us, especially those who work in the healthcare sector, one of the most affected by this crisis. In this article, four local front-line workers share the biggest lessons they have learned during the pandemic, and provide some advice for other healthcare workers and the general public.

May 27, 2021
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Frontline Workers Eligible for Second Dose Say They Can't Access Vaccine

ABSTRACT WRITTEN BY:
Laura Woodman

The Ontario government announced on May 10 that high-risk health care workers, including patient-facing staff working in homes and the community, had been added to the list of people eligible to receive their second dose of vaccine sooner than the province’s standard four-month interval. However, they can’t access their second shots because none of the hospitals, vaccine clinics, or services are updating to reflect that policy.

May 27, 2021
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Experts explain how to spot an adverse reaction following a COVID-19 vaccine

ABSTRACT WRITTEN BY:
Laura Woodman

According to immunology experts, there are two most common types of side effects that people should expect, and not be alarmed by, following the COVID-19 vaccine.

May 21, 2021
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What's It's Like Being A Healthcare Worker During A Pandemic

ABSTRACT WRITTEN BY:
Laura Woodman

The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on everybody, but apart from the families that have lost loved ones in this global health crisis, nobody has suffered more than healthcare workers around the world. In this special article, we have gathered the testimonies of six local healthcare workers, who told us what it is really like to be a part of the medical field in Canada in the midst of a pandemic.

May 20, 2021
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