How to Treat Stigma

Reading time: 8 minutes The Mental Health Commission of Canada has reported that many people with mental health problems experience some of the most deeply felt stigma from front-line health-care professionals. We take a closer look in our Doc Talk Column.

A Sensitive, Deliberate Approach to Draping

Reading time: 3 minutes A new video demonstrates proper draping and gowning techniques in order to minimize misunderstandings between physician and patient.

Giving Physicians the Tools They Need

Reading time: 5 minutes Several health system agencies have developed initiatives that give physicians the access to information they need in order to make informed, rational prescribing decisions. We profile several of the initiatives here.

Keeping Cool When Patients Get Hot

Reading time: 7 minutes Violent episodes are a big problem in healthcare settings. In a world where code whites are increasingly common, how do you crack the code to reduce or prevent incidents of aggressive or violent behaviour?

The Safe Administration of Medication is Critical

Reading time: 2 minutes Transmission of blood-borne pathogens can occur from unsafe and improper medication administration by injection and infusion. To ensure that physicians are using medications appropriately, Public Health Ontario has developed some FAQs about medication administration.