Happy National Nursing Week! #NNW2016

May 9-15 is National Nursing Week 2016! The Canadian Nurses Association theme, Nurses: With you every step of the way, emphasizes how important nurses are in our lives — at every age, in all health situations, for all Canadians. Thanks to all SMH nurses for their commitment and hard work!

The library has a variety of information resources for nurses, many of which can be accessed online. See our nursing resource guide for some examples, or call us at x5059 to find out more.

It’s Mental Health Week! Check out our resources & #GETLOUD

From the Canadian Mental Health Association, http://mentalhealthweek.cmha.ca

“Canadians are hearing CMHA’s call to GET LOUD for mental health and they are raising their voices to end discrimination, stigma and shame, for someone at work, for someone at home, and for themselves. This Mental Health Week, they are going to be heard.”

The Health Sciences Library and Patient and Family Learning Centre at St. Michael’s Hospital has information to help you and your patients learn more about mental health.

Information for You:

Mental Health & Addictions Service Research Guide featuring books, ebooks, journals and databases

Information for Your Patients:

To find St. Michael’s pamphlets, books and more on mental health, visit our Health Search page and click on > Mental Health under Health Topics A to Z

Let’s Talk About Hospice Palliative Care – National Hospice Palliative Care Week @CanadianHPCAssn

One-third of Canadians (34%) are not sure to whom hospice palliative care services are available (Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association). From May 1-7, the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association invites everyone to start a conversation about hospice palliative care as part of National Hospice Palliative Care Week. If you are looking for information about end of life care, here are a few places you can start. For other resources, stop by the Health Sciences Library on the third floor of the Li Ka Shing building (ext. 5059), or visit the Patient and Family Learning Centre across from the Marketeria (ext. 2522).

 

Information for You:

  • Safe passage : a global spiritual sourcebook for care at the end of life (available at the library, WB310 .S128 2014)
  • End of life care : a practical guide (available at the library, WB310 .K56e 2011)
  • Communication in palliative care : clear practical advice, based on a series of real case studies (available at the library, WB310 .D925 2011)
  • Evidence-Based Palliative Care : Across the Lifespan
  • Canadian Virtual Hospice (website)

 

Information for Your Patients:

  •  Faces Of Palliative Care (45 minute video)
  • Handbook for Mortals: Guidance for People Facing Serious Illness (available at the PFLC)
  • I Don’t Know What to Say… How to help and support someone who is dying (available at the PFLC)
  • Our Greatest Gift: A Meditation on Dying and Caring (available at the PFLC)
  •  Canadian Virtual Hospice (website)

World Hemophilia Day is coming! #WHD2016

Sunday April 17th is World Hemophilia day, an event to raise awareness about bleeding disorders. If you are looking for information about hemophilia, here are a few places you can start. For other resources, stop by the Health Sciences Library on the third floor of the Li Ka Shing building (ext. 5059), or visit the Patient and Family Learning Centre across from the Marketeria (ext. 2522).

 

Information for You:

 

Information for Your Patients:

  • All About Hemophilia: A Guide for Families, by the Canadian Hemophilia Society (available at the PFLC)
  • PAIN: The Fifth Vital Sign: A resource on managing pain for people with bleeding disorders, by the Canadian Hemophilia Society (available at the PFLC)
  • Website: The Canadian Hemophilia Society