One of the key indicators of where a physician will choose to practise is where they train. This is why, in Nova Scotia, a province like many others in Canada experiencing a need for doctors, programs like the Dalhousie Medical School’s Rural Medicine Week is so important.
This past April, 14 community members who had not previously met came together with a common purpose - to learn how to do research, and to dream up a community based research question that they would tackle as a team.
The three Community Health Boards (CHBs) in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) - Central Cape Breton County, East Cape Breton County and Northside the Lakes CHBs - are asking the public to share their thoughts on what issues and challenges affect the overall health of their communities either through an online survey or through community meetings that begin this week.
An event to showcase how the arts can be used to enhance patient care and well-being will be held later this month. The Art of Medicine takes place Monday, May 28 at the New Dawn Center for Social Innovation in Sydney. It runs from 7-9 p.m. and is organized by the Cape Breton Cancer Centre.
Visitor restrictions are being lifted on the Maternal Child units at Cape Breton Regional Hospital in Sydney. These restrictions were in place on the Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU), Obstetrics (including Labour/Delivery), the Mother/Baby and Pediatric Units at the Regional Hospital due to cases of general respiratory illnesses among patients.
Every donation is put to good use at The Daisy.
For all those thrifty shoppers out there, The Daisy, operated by South Shore Regional Hospital Auxiliary, sells gently-used clothing, jewelry, books and small household items, such as dishes and lamps, at great prices. Proceeds from The Daisy, which totalled $315,000 in 2017 alone, support the hospital and other health initiatives in the community.
At a time when more and more people in Nova Scotia are searching for a family doctor, nurse practitioners (NPs) are proving their ability not only to help fill the gap, but to bring new value to patients.
In addition to her work as a nurse practitioner in primary health care, Kim Lamarche is an educator and a researcher. The DNP (Doctorate in Nursing Practice) spends a third of her time as tenured associate faculty member with Athabasca University – touted as a leader in undergraduate and graduate education in Canada—teaching NPs via online courses.