Coastal hospitals are still at high risk, nearly two decades after Hurricane Katrina’s flood disaster at Memorial Medical Center shocked the world.
The future of our health system depends on recruiting and retaining passionate and highly skilled health-care workers. It’s essential to build work environments where they feel supported and safe.
Ghana’s northern region would be more developed now had it received a fairer share of colonial investments.
Innovation in primary care for COPD patients has the potential to alleviate a significant strain on the health system by reducing emergency department visits and hospitalizations.
A strong primary care system keeps patients away from emergency departments and helps patients self-manage illnesses. But Ontario’s plan to ease pressure on emergency rooms ignores family medicine.
Hospitals are struggling, with ambulances ramping outside emergency departments and patients facing long waits for care. But doing more of the same won’t fix the problem.
Many people do not realize they are delivering at a Catholic hospital, and others may not have a choice. But where one receives care has a profound impact on the birth control options they’re offered.
It would be a wasted opportunity if our political leaders came back again in six months without a long-term plan about how to fund and improve the system.
Chaplaincy emerged as a professional field in the mid-20th century. In the years since, their roles have evolved and they have also come to include many diverse religious traditions.
The theory of supportive design considers
positive distraction, perceptions of control and social support.
Palliative care, often misunderstood, is not synonymous with hospice care.
Chinese novelist Murong Xuecun infiltrated Wuhan in April 2020 to gather its citizens’ stories from the first days of coronavirus: from the doctor who first warned of a new disease, to a taxi driver.
We need to document and investigate these attacks, including testimonies from health workers, if we are ever to see these war crimes prosecuted.
Hospitals will have to plan for larger floods - and find ways to safely evacuate staff and patients.
A public health expert explains emergency measures recently brought in to manage the impact of Omicron on our stressed health system.
Given many departments fall short of the target, it’s time to re-think how A&E departments deliver care.
Mistakes at the hands of health care providers are a major cause of death in the US. And many of the blunders are a byproduct of the system.
Long lines of ambulances have hit the headlines in recent weeks. But ‘ramping’ isn’t a new problem for patients or paramedics. COVID means we must fix it now.
Some older patients forego the food provided at their health care facility because it isn’t aligned with their religious and cultural preferences.
Scott Morrison has slammed the Queensland government, as the states press for extra funding to support their hospitals as the nation reopens