World Alzheimer’s Day #WorldAlzheimersDay

September 21st is World Alzheimer’s Day, a day to raise awareness and challenge stigma about the most common form of dementia. If you are looking for information about Alzheimer’s, 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:

[1] Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias: a practical guide [e-book]

[2] Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders [e-journal]

[3] PsychiatryOnline [e-resource]

[4] PsycINFO [e-resource]

Information for Your Patients:

[1] Alzheimer’s Society Canada [e-resource]

[2] Fisher Centre for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation [e-resource]

[3] Medline Plus – Alzheimer’s Disease [e-resource]

[4] Dementia Support Groups [e-resource]

[5] Toronto Dementia Network [e-resource]

[6] Dementia Resources from Around the World [e-resource]

Walk in Webinar: Community Engagement in Public Health Interventions for Disadvantaged Groups

Webinar: Community engagement in public health interventions for disadvantaged groups: What’s the evidence?
Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 11AM to 12PM  (60 min)

LKSKI 353, the HSL computer lab

Join Alison O’Mara-Eves, Senior Researcher, University College London, EPPI-Centre and Ginny Brunton, Senior Health Researcher, University College London, EPPI-Centre for an overview of findings from their systematic review examining the effectiveness of community engagement in public health interventions for disadvantaged groups:

 

 

World Suicide Prevention Day

September 10, 2016 is World Suicide Prevention Day, an event to raise awareness that suicide can be prevented. This year’s theme is “connect, communicate, care”. If you are looking for information about suicide, 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:

[1] Behavioral emergencies : an evidence-based resource for evaluating and managing risk of suicide, violence, and victimization / edited by Phillip M. Kleespies.Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, c2009. 1st ed. [e-book]

[2] Cognitive therapy for suicidal patients : scientific and clinical applications / Amy Wenzel, Gregory K. Brown, and Aaron T. Beck. Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, c2009. 1st ed. [e-book]

[3] PILOTS Database: An Electronic Index to Traumatic Stress Literature [e-resource]

[4] PsychiatryOnline [e-resource]

[5] PsycINFO [e-resource]

Information for Your Patients:

[1] International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) Resources [e-resource]

[2] Centre for Addition and Mental Health: Let’s talk about suicide prevention [e-resource]

[3] Toronto Distress Centre: Resource Library [e-resource]

[4] Ontario Association for Suicide Prevention see also helpful links [e-resource]

[5] CAMH Suicide Prevention and Assessment Handbook [PDF]

 

Encouraging First Nations children to pursue the health professions, one book at a time #NationalAboriginalDay

Our own Sandy Iverson, manager of the Health Information and Knowledge Mobilization Program is project coordinator of this year’s Mosaic 2016 conference community service project, which will send hundreds of books to children in First Nations communities in Ontario. The goal is to encourage First Nations children to dream of careers in the health professions.  In partnership with Club Amick and the Southern Ontario Library Service approximately 225 titles have been identified to develop special collections that will be sent to up to 5 schools, primarily in Northern Ontario.

Aboriginal Canadians are 4.3% of the Canadian population, but less than 1% are doctors, and the Aboriginal community faces serious health challenges.  This project is based on work conducted by the Université de Montréal. Find more information on that project here.

How to donate:

You can purchase one or more of the selected books by visiting the project’s Amazon book list  or you can donate cash  via PayPal. Donors from other countries may find this amazon.com list more helpful.  In either case, be sure to select the ship to address listed for Mosaic 2016 Children’s Book Project.

If you have questions about this project please feel free to contact the project coordinator, Sandy Iverson at sandy@sandyiverson.info.

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June is #StrokeMonth. Check out these resources for you and your patients

June 1st marked the beginning of Stroke Awareness Month. If you are looking for information about stroke, here are a few places you can start. For other resources, stop by the Health Sciences Library on the 3rd floor of the Li Ka Shing building (ext. 5059), or visit the Patient and Family Learning Centre across from the Marketeria, 6th floor Cardinal Carter Wing (ext. 2522).

Information for You:

 

Information for Your Patients (at the Patient and Family Learning Centre):

Pamphlets:

Book:  My Stroke of  Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey, by Jill Bolte Taylor

Website: Understanding Stroke from The Heart & Stroke Foundation

 

Open House for new archives space!

The St. Michael’s Hospital Archives has officially moved to its new location on the second floor of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute.  You are invited to help us celebrate with an Open House tomorrow, on International Archives Day!  We will offer tours of our new space, with posters, slides and archival artifacts on display.  Please join us for a light lunch on:

Thursday, June 9, 2016

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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Click here for the PDF: SMH Archives Open House Invite Flyer

The St. Michael’s Hospital Archives opened on December 1, 1974, holding records compiled by Grace Murphy, a retired director of nursing at St. Michael’s.  Sister Camilla Young served as archivist for the first 14 years, and is responsible for organizing and describing all the documents in our general collection.  The archives collects and preserves a permanent record of the functions and activities of St. Michael’s; this includes corporate and historical material dating from the hospital’s founding in 1892, to present.  Come see for yourself what the Archives is all about!

Miss Grace Murphy, RN, 1964

Miss Grace Murphy, RN, in 1964, is responsible for founding the St. Michael’s Hospital Archives.