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How Third-Party Services Can Mitigate The Emergency Room Capacity Crisis

A recent open letter penned by nearly 200 emergency room doctors about the collapsing emergency rooms in Alberta has highlighted the urgent need to address the hospital capacity crisis in the province. As healthcare systems face increasing strain, innovative and collaborative solutions are required to alleviate the burden on hospitals and ensure the quality of patient care,...

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Precedent-Setting Changes for Internationally Trained Nurses in Alberta

Over the last two decades, there has been a global shortage of nurses both in practice and academia — an issue that can be observed both Canada-wide and across the province of Alberta. In 2022, post-pandemic concerns grew surrounding the retainment of Alberta’s health care workers and mitigating the shortage of frontline workers such as nurses by...

2023 Q1 Newsletter

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NEW YEAR, NEW DRINKING HABITS

The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) recently...

The Importance of Systemic Change and Workplace Improvements for Nurse Retention

Over the last two decades, there has been a global shortage of nurses both in practice and academia. The World Health Organization (WHO) is estimating a projected shortfall of 10 million health workers by 2030. In recent times, this has been attributed to COVID-19, which has exacerbated the problem, however causational factors long predate the pandemic, and this outlook...

2022 Q4 Newsletter

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NEW IN HINES HEALTH SERVICES

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Exciting news: The Hines Health Services office has had...

The Importance of Psychological Disconnect

Due to the restrictions and social distancing rules enforced by government bodies during the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations have had no choice but to function online, meaning employees have had to literally take their work home. This “new normal” of working from home, an option which has continued for many individuals post-pandemic, has blurred the boundaries between at work and not...

Debunking Myths Surrounding Solutions to Burnout

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the term “burnout” has been a buzzword that has increased in popularity given the myriad of unprecedented changes we have faced. Despite its recent rise in prevalence, ever since the original recognition and study of burnout, those in the healthcare industry have been at the forefront of concern and are deemed especially at risk. In fact,...

2022 Q3 Newsletter

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From Pandemic to Endemic

According to the Government of Alberta, COVID-19 is transitioning...