Mental Health and Wellness

Saying Goodbye on FaceTime

September 22, 2021

Participating in that call was “gut-wrenching,” Shaikh said, but she realized that to maintain the emotional stamina she would need to make it through the pandemic, she would “have to change (her) perspective.”

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Seniors with dementia in LTC homes are using virtual reality to relive their pasts

September 22, 2021

Caregivers and researchers hope that LTC residents who visit lifelike simulations of meaningful places from their pasts will recall old memories not yet motheaten by dementia, causing them to feel a sense of wistful joy, a swell of pride and to open up to others.

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‘You need not be alone anymore’: The doctor redefining palliative care

September 22, 2021

Palliative care physicians were no longer on-call consultants or experts brought in only when it became clear that a patient was forgoing curative or life-prolonging medical treatment. They became a fixture of the emergency department.

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How one ER partnered with a mental-health organization to care for youth in distress

September 22, 2021

First-hand knowledge of what it’s like to struggle with mental illness and substance use – and what it takes to recover – complements the clinical expertise of the ER team.

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Digital Interventions During COVID on Mental Health

August 31, 2021

Good Tech, Compassionate Care Podcast: Today’s conversation focuses on how digital interventions during COVID impacted the way we deliver compassionate care.

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Without Compassion, There is No Healthcare

February 3, 2021

28 outstanding Canadian healthcare leaders confront the challenges threatening our current and future healthcare system. Across a variety of domains, the authors ask, What is compassion?

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Resilience is a Journey, Not a Destination

March 28, 2019

AMS Phoenix Fellow Dr. Edward Spilg discusses his Fellowship work…

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The Costs of Caring, the Reward of Resilience: an Ecological Model of Sustainability in Healthcare

March 28, 2019

AMS Phoenix Fellow Dr. Andrea Frolic, discusses her work on…

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