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How videoconferencing impacts new moms ‑ Dal Health researchers awarded grant to explore ‘the virtual village’
Friday, October 8, 2021
The often-quoted African proverb "It takes a village to raise a child" refers to a community of people interacting positively with children to help them grow in a safe and healthy environment. This of course refers to ‘in-person’ interaction — but can a virtual village be equally beneficial to new parents and their children?
Study finds temporary foreign workers (TFWs) in PEI face overcrowding, inadequate housing during COVID‑19
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
A Dal Health researcher is helping to address important issues affecting Temporary Foreign Workers (TFWs) who travelled to Canada for work during the pandemic. Dr. Raluca Bejan, an assistant professor of Social Work at Dalhousie, is leading the team that is researching the workers’ experiences in the agri-food sector in the Maritimes, and how the pandemic has affected them.
Dalmazing Indeed! Over 1100 students, 100 faculty and 20 professions take part in one annual online interprofessional education event
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted life and learning at Dalhousie. There has been a pedagogical shift in how we educate given that the world has swiftly evolved from in-person to online interactions. Despite pandemic restrictions, education must continue and an essential component of health professional training is interprofessional education (IPE). IPE is when two or more health professions learn with, from and about one another to enable collaboration and enhance health outcomes (CIHC, 2010).
Dal Health researcher receives funding for developing rehab program for long term care residents with dementia
Monday, September 27, 2021
A research project based in the School of Physiotherapy aims to greatly improve the health and wellbeing of long-term care residents with dementia.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
The Nursing Homes of Nova Scotia Association (NHNSA) and the School of Health Administration in the Faculty of Health at Dalhousie University are pleased to announce the launch of a six-day certificate program, Leadership in Continuing Care Administration for new administrators and senior leaders in the Continuing Care sector.
Redesigning health care: Dal Health professor creating blueprint for integrated inpatient and outpatient systems
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted many areas for improvement in the health care sector, one of which was how health care workers tend to work in silos across the hospital setting in inpatient and outpatient care. Dr. Christine Cassidy, School of Nursing, is working on the blueprint for a more flexible, collaborative hospital and how it would help health care providers and their patients.
Avoiding the services ‘cliff’: New research looks at improving the transition to adulthood for people with developmental disabilities
Monday, September 13, 2021
According to the Canadian census on disability, one in five Canadians aged 15 years and older have one or more disabilities. Individuals with disabilities usually face barriers to access resources and services. Among those with disabilities (e.g., autism, cerebral palsy, intellectual problems, developmental delays), youth are often at higher risk of additional health conditions that limit their full participation. The transition to adulthood is a vulnerable time, as the access to children’s health services ends and not every service is replaced with an adult version, leading to abrupt and unplanned transitions.
Friday, August 27, 2021
When students, faculty and staff return to the Dal campus in the coming days, it’ll be hard to miss a large, new addition to the Carleton Quad. The Faculties of Health and Medicine have created an innovative, temporary solution to reduced gathering spaces on Carleton — a large, wedding-style tent open to anyone in the Dal Health and Med communities.
'Making lives better': Dal Health receives large donation of medical equipment including wheelchairs, walkers and more
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
There was an air of excitement among School of Occupational Therapy (SOT) students, faculty, and staff as a Harding Medical van rolled up to the Forrest Building loading bay last month. The students were eager to help unload the van’s full cargo of new wheelchairs, walkers, transfer belts, braces, weights, and assistance devices. The equipment donation totalled 114 items and was worth approximately $32,000.
Thursday, August 5, 2021
The Healthy Populations Institute (HPI) at Dalhousie University is delighted to congratulate the Sustainable Health Systems team on the publication of their research that provides much needed insight into the climate and environmental impacts of surgical and anesthetic care.