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Cardiac Rehabilitation Wait Times: Effect on Enrollment
Purpose Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is a proven effective means for secondary prevention of coronary heart disease. Timely access to CR services is key to promoting patient participation and ensuring optimal patient ...
Epidural Analgesia Provides Better Pain Management After Live Liver Donation: A Retrospective Study
Despite the increase in surgical volumes of live liver donation, there has been very little documentation of the postoperative pain experience. The primary aim of this study was to examine the difference in acute postoperative ...
Child maltreatment, adolescent attachment style, and dating violence: Considerations in youths with borderline-to-mild intellectual disability
One of the most salient developmental tasks of adolescence is the entry into romantic relationship, which often involves developing attachments to partners. Adolescents with a history of maltreatment have been found to ...
Individuals with intellectual disabilities who live with family and experience psychiatric crisis: Who uses the emergency department and who stays home?
(Taylor & Francis, 2011)
Many individuals with intellectual disabilities who live with their families experience mental health problems and ensuing psychiatric emergencies. During periods of crisis, families may require additional services, including ...
The Brief Family Distress Scale: A Measure of Crisis in Caregivers of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Parents of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) often experience stressors associated with caring for their child. These stressors can cause considerable distress for families, which at times can develop into ...
Biomedical and Psychosocial Factors Associated with Disability After Peripheral Nerve Injury
(Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc, 2011-05)
Background: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the biomedical and psychosocial factors associated with disability at a minimum of six months following upper-extremity nerve injury. Methods: This cross-sectional study ...
Cultural Continuity Reduces Suicide Risk Among Aboriginal Peoples
Aboriginal communities that give their citizens a sense of a shared past and a promising future are less vulnerable to suicide. People who see their identity as something that persists over time are less inclined to take ...
How Can You Attract Angel Investors to Your Business?
Today, business angels use a shortcut method to cut down the new business ventures eligible for funding. Entrepreneurs should consider how these decisions are made when they seek financing.
Sweden Tops Canada in Care for the Aged
Because of their resources and the way their work is organized, Swedish care workers can provide better care than their Canadian counterparts. They are better placed to improve living conditions for their residents and themselves.
Research and Development of Drugs for Developing Countries Faces Many Barriers
R&D for neglected diseases faces a number of barriers. In order to expand R&D, all of the actors – governments, companies, and NGOs, among others – need to work together on solutions. The limitations of the prize fund model ...
Clinical Trials Are Heavily Influenced by Drug Companies
Despite its stated interest in openness and transparency, Health Canada continues to deny the public access to information about clinical trials. It is also moving at a snail’s pace in developing a policy on clinical trials ...
Community-Based Discharge Planning Improves Health Services
Basing discharge services in the community has improved services for people transitioning out of an acute care mental healthcare facility. It has also reduced readmissions rates, curbing the demand for inpatient services ...
Changes to Housing and Income Policies Threaten Women's Health
Public policy changes with regards to housing and income can have serious effects on a person’s health. The most vulnerable to these effects include lone parent families. Lone parent families led by men are just as vulnerable ...
Men Are More Likely to Be Homeless Than Women
Gender has an impact on people with mental illnesses. Men are more likely to be homeless than women. More social support needs to be provided to members of both genders
Single Mothers' Depression Is Affected by Employment Status and Stress Rather Than the Ways in Which They Cope
Coping is an important tool for single mothers who work or who rely on social assistance. However, it does not always help these women deal with their feelings of depression. The type of coping strategy used also influences ...
Canada's "Healthy Living Strategy"
While the economic market offers us the opportunity to earn income and allocate spending towards health, not everyone has the equal amount of resources to access these opportunities. Thus, just distribution of resources ...
Ontario Needs to Do More to Improve on Sustainability in Its Energy Policy Plans
The Integrated Power System Plan proposed by the Ontario Power Authority failed to maximize its potential contributions to the province’s economic, social and environmental sustainability.
Shared Housing Programs Can Lead People Back into Homelessness
Shared housing does not meet the needs of people who have already been homeless. Many of these people wind up returning to homelessness. Subsidized individual apartments would better meet the needs of those trying to get ...
People That Are Abused by Their Family Members Need Specialized Treatments to Cope with Their Trauma
People who have experienced abuse by a family member have a hard time confronting these experiences in the future. Effective therapy requires the patient to bring up their painful experiences and also recognize that it was ...
Social Work Is a Form of Professional Imperialism between the Global North and Global South
Students in the field of social work have the opportunity to gain international experience. However, their encounters with the global South can re-enforce global inequalities. While the intent is to support human rights, ...