By Dr. Catherine Zahn, President and CEO of CAMH
Originally published on Healthy Debate.
Mental health leaders have the opportunity for courageous change as they assemble in Toronto this week. Psychiatrists from around the world will be attending the American Psychiatric Association’s Annual Meeting, and I hope that there will be serious and thought provoking conversation on the future of the specialty. As a neurologist, new to the mental health sector, I have developed some strong opinions on the topic, and I see an opportunity for psychiatrists to transform their specialty towards better patient care, a more robust mental healthcare system and a more equitable society. Read more
By Dr. Stephen Kish, Senior Scientist and Head of the Human Brain Laboratory in the Research Imaging Centre
Addiction to tobacco (presently a legal substance for adults in Canada) is a leading cause of death worldwide — but it is a challenge to deliver effective smoking cessation services at a time of scarce health care dollars. Many who wish to quit will first contact a health care professional such as a family doctor, nurse or pharmacist for a plan, but few are actually trained in treating tobacco addiction. Read more
By Christine Butler, Nurse Educator, Professional Practice Office
As I was reflecting about what to write in this blog I was thinking about my nursing career. The theme of Nursing week 2015 is Nurses: With you every step of the way. I began to think about my journey in nursing, and how CAMH has been with me throughout my nursing career. Read more