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Exploring better way back for mental-health patients

Exploring better way back for mental-health patients

A new model for individuals facing mental-health challenges offers smoother transitions back into the community following hospitalization – all while saving the health-care system millions of dollars annually, according to a Western researcher. “Tak …

Clearing off some wall space

Clearing off some wall space

If you never anticipated wanting a poster of a U.S. Supreme Court justice for your office, then prepare yourself as Nursing professor Abe Oudshoorn takes his turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Homelessness stemmed by transition ‘helping hand’

Homelessness stemmed by transition ‘helping hand’

Tackling homelessness following a hospitalization is possible, but it will take a concerted community effort to lessen the ongoing burden to the health-care system and local emergency shelters, according to the findings of a Western-led study.

Tech brings home insight into mental health

Tech brings home insight into mental health

From tablets and smartphones, to glucose monitors and medicine dispensers, a new Western-led research project anticipates these and other smart technologies will be make a huge difference in the health – and lives – of those dealing with severe mental illness.

Western embracing ‘Change’ in the classroom

Western embracing ‘Change’ in the classroom

In celebration of the Times Higher Education (THE) Teaching Excellence Summit, Western News presents the following series of stories highlighting teaching excellence at Western.

Change allows for fuller picture of Nursing applicants

Change allows for fuller picture of Nursing applicants

Applicants to the Labatt Family School of Nursing will be able to present a fuller picture of themselves to reviewers thanks to the addition of a cutting-edged personality assessment to standard entry criteria.

Study: Leader style can stem workplace bullying

Study: Leader style can stem workplace bullying

When it comes to addressing workplace bullying, the solution might rest in training bosses to be more in tune with how their management styles impact colleagues, according to a recent study by Western PhD Nursing student Edmund Walsh.

Sinclair honoured for simulation innovation

Sinclair honoured for simulation innovation

When Barbara Sinclair started teaching at Western nearly 20 years ago, the old clinical nursing skills laboratory was in “a bad state of disrepair, with not much of a budget, a few body parts and old equipment.”

Project helps divert families from homelessness

Project helps divert families from homelessness

A pilot project aimed at keeping families at risk of homelessness off of the streets is showing promising results thanks to diversion efforts that appear to be an effective measure at combatting the issue long-term, according to one Western researcher.

Clearing off some wall space

Clearing off some wall space

If you never anticipated wanting a poster of a U.S. Supreme Court justice for your office, then prepare yourself as Nursing professor Abe Oudshoorn takes his turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Homelessness stemmed by transition ‘helping hand’

Homelessness stemmed by transition ‘helping hand’

Tackling homelessness following a hospitalization is possible, but it will take a concerted community effort to lessen the ongoing burden to the health-care system and local emergency shelters, according to the findings of a Western-led study.

Tech brings home insight into mental health

Tech brings home insight into mental health

From tablets and smartphones, to glucose monitors and medicine dispensers, a new Western-led research project anticipates these and other smart technologies will be make a huge difference in the health – and lives – of those dealing with severe mental illness.

Western embracing ‘Change’ in the classroom

Western embracing ‘Change’ in the classroom

In celebration of the Times Higher Education (THE) Teaching Excellence Summit, Western News presents the following series of stories highlighting teaching excellence at Western.

Change allows for fuller picture of Nursing applicants

Change allows for fuller picture of Nursing applicants

Applicants to the Labatt Family School of Nursing will be able to present a fuller picture of themselves to reviewers thanks to the addition of a cutting-edged personality assessment to standard entry criteria.

Study: Leader style can stem workplace bullying

Study: Leader style can stem workplace bullying

When it comes to addressing workplace bullying, the solution might rest in training bosses to be more in tune with how their management styles impact colleagues, according to a recent study by Western PhD Nursing student Edmund Walsh.

Sinclair honoured for simulation innovation

Sinclair honoured for simulation innovation

When Barbara Sinclair started teaching at Western nearly 20 years ago, the old clinical nursing skills laboratory was in “a bad state of disrepair, with not much of a budget, a few body parts and old equipment.”

Project helps divert families from homelessness

Project helps divert families from homelessness

A pilot project aimed at keeping families at risk of homelessness off of the streets is showing promising results thanks to diversion efforts that appear to be an effective measure at combatting the issue long-term, according to one Western researcher.