Tag: health promotion

Graduate students break taboos around mental health in South Asian communities.

When Maneet Chahal and Jasmeet Chagger started holding free mental health workshops in Brampton three years ago, they both knew they were breaking longstanding community taboos. “Of course there’s stigma around the subject in mainstream society as well, but in the South Asian community, nobody talks about mental health,” says Chagger. Since then, that conversation […]

Delirium, Dementia, and Depression in Older Adults: Assessment and Care

One of the things I am most proud of in being a McMaster student is being taught in an evidence based manner. All the course work we are given, lectures, and clinical case studies are all based off of current evidence. Therefore, one of the new goals I have in advocating for mental health issues […]

Hospitals as a Safe Space for Opioid Injections?

Interesting opinion piece I came across in the NY Times regarding the promotion of safe injection sites in hospitals. In all honesty, I have the agree with the rationale behind this thought. As healthcare providers we can’t tell our patients to do something and expect them to follow through, particularly when battling addiction. What we […]

Revitalizing our Blood Donation System.

The Canadian Blood Services (CBS) is a national, not for profit, charitable organization that oversees and manages the collection of blood for all the provinces and territories of Canada, outside of Quebec.  Donors are the heart of our blood supply system and the vital lifeline to thousands of people across the country who, each year, […]

Random Acts of Kindness Day.

Tomorrow is the ‘official’ RAK day, we should all take a moment to do something kind for the people around us, whether we know them personally or not on a regular basis. What a good start though. Being kind doesn’t mean you have to spend ‘money’ on someone, it could be as simple as waiting to hold […]