It wasn’t a typical setting for this type of conversation, which was purposeful on the part of the Valley Palliative Care Team. “Death and dying are challenging subjects to approach, so it’s important to make people comfortable and to give permission to openly talk about our hopes and fears,” says Fern Brydon, manager of Hospice, Palliative Care and Continuing Care. “We want to help remove the stigma and taboo around death and make these conversations more common.”
Over the past two years, Primary Health Care and the Department of Family Practice have been identifying and implement activities to strengthen health care for the frail elderly with the intent to reduce the incidence of adverse events for patients.
This frailty portal created with two of the PATH clinic’s geriatricians is one example of an initiative that is underway, and that is part of the organization’s broader frailty strategy.
For the past nine years, Addiction and Mental Health services have teamed up with several community partners in the Amherst area to hold the Minds in Motion Walk as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.
Work by Nova Scotia Health Authority clinicians to develop a pair of web-based applications that improve efficiency and patient safety in the use of medications has been recognized as a National LEADing practice by Canada Health Infoway and Accreditation Canada.
If you are expecting to find a quiet sewing circle at the North Preston Seniors' Club, the burst of colour and energy that hit you when you walk through the doors is enough stop you in your tracks. The conversation is nothing short of boisterous as a dozen or so sets of nimble fingers dance across fabric and wool. Among them is an honorary member: nurse practitioner Carolyn Mitchell.
Nova Scotia Health Authority’s plan to complete surgeries that were postponed due to sterilizer malfunction at the QEII Health Sciences Centre will see most of the surgeries completed at the QEII, and the bulk of them completed this summer.
Since late 2013, music therapist Tom Curry has provided individual and group-based music therapy services at St. Martha’s Regional in Antigonish, arranged through the Arts Health Antigonish (AHA!) community collaboration.
At an awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 5th, the Human Resources Team from the former Cumberland Health Authority was pleased to receive a 2015 Mainstay Award in recognition of its outstanding return to work program. As the provincial 2015 “Employer Return to Work Champion”, the team was recognized for its program that was introduced in early 2014.
Some fidgeted, others held hands with friends, some lay down, and some just smiled all the way through. This was the scene at Acadia University during student vaccination clinics for serotype B meningococcal meningitis.