Michener Blog: Interprofessional Collaboration and Caring Safely – Let’s preach how we practice

Since 2010, a number of Michener radiation therapy alumni have been meaningfully engaged in the Canadian Partnership for Quality Radiotherapy (CPQR) initiative. As radiation therapists, working in partnership is integral to our ability to provide safe and high quality clinical care to patients. By finding the means to integrate an appreciation for interprofessional collaboration into…

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Michener Blog: Open Access – Publish or Perish?

Open access publishing is an interesting and relatively new business model that’s received a lot of attention lately in academia. As defined by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, it’s “the free, immediate, online availability of scholarly research articles coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment.” Generally speaking,…

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Michener Blog: Reflections on compassion, teamwork and integrity

I have thought much, read much and struggled much with what to say in this blog. In the moving words of my colleagues, Dr. Susan Rappolt, Chair of the Department of Occupation Science and Occupational Therapy at University of Toronto, “Much has been going on in the world around us over the past few months…

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Michener Blog: Turf (Toe) Wars

In the latest post on the Michener blog, Antonietta Galati, Clinical Coordinator and Manager of the Chiropody Student Teaching Clinic at the Michener Institute of Education at UHN asks: could a toe injury possibly have spelled the Toronto Blue Jays’ postseason downfall? As the Chicago Cubs celebrate their World Series win a few weeks ago,…

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Michener Blog: See Something, Say Something – Canadian Patient Safety Week

In the latest post on the Michener blog, UHN President & CEO Dr. Peter Pisters encourages Michener students and other health care professionals to speak up for safety. This past month the spotlight has truly been on safety – last week was Canadian Patient Safety Week, and here at UHN we made October Caring Safely month….

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A bird’s-eye view of the Sonography Canada Conference and Board Meetings 2015

Michener Ultrasound professor Sheena Bhimji-Hewitt recently attended the 33rd national Sonography Canada conference in Moncton, New Brunswick. As her final duty as outgoing Chair of the Sonography Canada Board of Directors, Sheena reflects on the conference and her time as Chair. Moncton, New Brunswick was the go-to place for the 33rd National Conference and Annual General…

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