Although stigma surrounding physician burnout is still prominent, discussion on this topic has increased as hospitals have recognized its negative effects on patient care and physician wellness. Initiatives in the form of committees and counselling sessions have been put in place to promote wellness among staff. Yet despite efforts to support doctors with burnout, these programs are not as accessible as hospitals would hope.
Blood donations tend to spike after a community tragedy such as the OC Transpo bus crash.
The stress faced by first responders can lead to mental health concerns. Meet the groups who are trying to help.
A Capital Current analysis of food safety data revealed food contamination, food temperatures and poorly equipped premises are the most common violations in the city.
Ottawa police have issued a public health alert following a spike in overdose-related deaths in the city. Over a 14 hour period, first responders treated six people for suspected opioid overdoses across Ottawa. Early testing suggests the overdoses were a result of cocaine laced with fentanyl, police say. Three men…
People who work in the funeral industry in Ottawa have formed a peer support group to cope with the stress of the job.
Rain or shine, there are different challenges to maintaining a national blood supply throughout the year. Organizations like Canadian Blood Services and blood distribution organizations are central to ensuring its availability to those in need.
An Ottawa woman has started an initiative to give out socks to raise awareness of autoimmune diseases.
Recent data shows no increase in emergency department visits for suspected overdoses for 2018, but experts warn the opioid crisis continues.
Ottawa vaccination rates for elementary and high school students remain above average according to Ottawa Public Health.