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.
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Mike Doyle’s (BSCPT ’94) education and career have taken him down some unexpected roads. Originally drawn to physiotherapy because of his experiences as a student athlete, the trajectory of his career has since taken him from being a physical therapist to growing and managing hundreds of health care facilities and starting his own investment firm.
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
The Faculty of Health grieves with Indigenous communities on the discovery of children’s remains on or near residential school properties. In May 2021, the unmarked graves of 215 children were located on the site of the former Kamloops Residential School.
Monday, July 12, 2021
Dr. Jeanna Parsons Leigh, assistant professor in the School of Health Administration, is among researchers from the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, Engineering, Science, and Health, that have been named as Dalhousie’s newest Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Chairs. The Killam Chairs are awarded to academics of the highest distinction at Dalhousie with appointments of up to five years.
Friday, July 2, 2021
The Rankin government announced today, July 2, it is investing $49,400 annually in the permanent addition of eight first-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing seats at Dalhousie University’s Yarmouth campus.
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Pharmacy school has been a challenging but rewarding journey. The last few years have required a lot of time and hard work, so receiving this degree is an achievement I am very proud of! The field of pharmacy is constantly evolving and has a wide range of roles that pharmacists can hold, so receiving this degree gives me the opportunity to pursue a variety of careers in the field.