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[Making health care decisions for someone else : acting as a substitute decision-maker (SDM)]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2350
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This is a Simplified Chinese translation of the English pamphlet 2327. Sometimes a patient is not able to make decisions about their own health care. This may be because they are very sick or have been seriously injured. When this happens, another person is asked to make health care decisions for them. This person is called a substitute decision-maker. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you are asked to act as a substitute-decision-maker. A list of definitions is also provided. ; The Fr…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Simplified Chinese
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Advance Care Planning
Subjects (LCSH)
Advance directives (Medical care)
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
This is a Simplified Chinese translation of the English pamphlet 2327. Sometimes a patient is not able to make decisions about their own health care. This may be because they are very sick or have been seriously injured. When this happens, another person is asked to make health care decisions for them. This person is called a substitute decision-maker. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you are asked to act as a substitute-decision-maker. A list of definitions is also provided.
The French version of this pamphlet 2359, "Prendre des décisions concernant les soins de santé d’une personne : Agir à titre de mandataire spécial (MS)", is also available.
The Arabic version of this pamphlet 2349 is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Ethics Nova Scotia Health
Pamphlet Number
2350
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Medical Surgical Day Clinic : Cobequid Community Health Centre

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cobequid Community Health Centre. Medical Surgical Day Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1413
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The Medical Surgical Day Clinic (MSDC) is for patients that need followup care after a visit to the Emergency Department at Cobequid Community Health Centre (CCHC). This pamphlet gives specific instructions for what to expect if you are having certain procedures done (e.g., CT scans, ultrasounds, etc.). Instructions for getting ready for certain procedures are given. If you are not able to keep your appointment, please call 902-869-6510.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cobequid Community Health Centre. Medical Surgical Day Clinic
Alternate Title
MSDC
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Aftercare
Emergency Outpatient Unit
Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospitals--After care
Hospitals--Diagnostic services
Abstract
The Medical Surgical Day Clinic (MSDC) is for patients that need followup care after a visit to the Emergency Department at Cobequid Community Health Centre (CCHC). This pamphlet gives specific instructions for what to expect if you are having certain procedures done (e.g., CT scans, ultrasounds, etc.). Instructions for getting ready for certain procedures are given. If you are not able to keep your appointment, please call 902-869-6510.
Notes
Previous title: Medical Surgical Day Clinic
Responsibility
Prepared by: CCHC Staff
Pamphlet Number
1413
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My home parenteral nutrition emergency plan

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Home PEN Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2049
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If you use home parenteral nutrition (HPN), it is very important to be prepared for an emergency (like a weather-related emergency or a natural disaster). It is important to plan before an emergency to make sure you will be able to keep doing your therapy without any interruptions. This pamphlet explains what an HPN emergency plan is, what emergency supplies you should have ready, HPN during a power outage, how to clean your hands with sanitizer, how to run your HPN when your pump battery has r…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Home PEN Program
Alternate Title
My home PN emergency plan
My home PEN emergency plan
My HPN emergency plan
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Parenteral Nutrition - methods
Emergencies
Subjects (LCSH)
Parenteral feeding
Emergency management--Planning
Abstract
If you use home parenteral nutrition (HPN), it is very important to be prepared for an emergency (like a weather-related emergency or a natural disaster). It is important to plan before an emergency to make sure you will be able to keep doing your therapy without any interruptions. This pamphlet explains what an HPN emergency plan is, what emergency supplies you should have ready, HPN during a power outage, how to clean your hands with sanitizer, how to run your HPN when your pump battery has run out (the gravity method), and HPN during an evacuation. The pamphlet also includes a Health Emergency Card, where you can write down your medical information, emergency contacts, type of vascular access and location, and your HPN order. Keep a copy of your Emergency Health Card in your HPN emergency pack at all times. Space to write down your individual flow rates for pump tubing via gravity is also included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Home PEN Program
Pamphlet Number
2049
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Nutrition guidelines after stomach surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0531
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After having surgery, you will need to change the way you eat. You may find that you feel full quickly and are only able to eat small amounts at a time. Some people experience dumping syndrome. This happens when food enters the intestine too quickly. This can cause cramping, diarrhea (loose, watery poop), and other symptoms. This pamphlet offers guidelines to help prevent or lessen dumping syndrome and stay healthy after surgery. Topics include what you should do if you are losing weight and wh…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nutrition and Food Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Stomach - surgery
Dumping Syndrome - diet therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Stomach--Surgery--Complications
Dumping syndrome
Nutrition
Specialty
Food and Nutrition
Abstract
After having surgery, you will need to change the way you eat. You may find that you feel full quickly and are only able to eat small amounts at a time. Some people experience dumping syndrome. This happens when food enters the intestine too quickly. This can cause cramping, diarrhea (loose, watery poop), and other symptoms. This pamphlet offers guidelines to help prevent or lessen dumping syndrome and stay healthy after surgery. Topics include what you should do if you are losing weight and whether you need to take a vitamin and mineral supplement. A sample meal plan is included.
Notes
Previous title: Eating after stomach surgery
Previous title: What to eat after stomach surgery
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nutrition and Food Services
Pamphlet Number
0531
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Prendre des décisions concernant les soins de santé d’une personne : Agir à titre de mandataire spécial (MS)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legal Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2359
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Il arrive qu’un patient ne puisse pas prendre de décisions en lien avec ses propres soins de santé, parce qu’il est très malade ou gravement blessé. Dans une telle situation, on demande à une autre personne de prendre ces décisions pour lui. On utilise alors le terme mandataire spécial. Cette brochure explique à quoi s'attendre lorsqu'on vous demande d'agir à titre de mandataire spécial. Une liste de définitions est également fournie. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamph…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legal Services
Alternate Title
Making health care decisions for someone else: acting as a substitute decision-maker (SDM)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Advance Care Planning
Subjects (LCSH)
Advance directives (Medical care)
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
Il arrive qu’un patient ne puisse pas prendre de décisions en lien avec ses propres soins de santé, parce qu’il est très malade ou gravement blessé. Dans une telle situation, on demande à une autre personne de prendre ces décisions pour lui. On utilise alors le terme mandataire spécial. Cette brochure explique à quoi s'attendre lorsqu'on vous demande d'agir à titre de mandataire spécial. Une liste de définitions est également fournie.
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 2327, "Making Health Care Decisions for Someone Else: Acting as a Substitute Decision Maker (SDM)". Sometimes a patient is not able to make decisions about their own health care. This may be because they are very sick or have been seriously injured. When this happens, another person is asked to make health care decisions for them. This person is called a substitute decision-maker. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you are asked to act as a substitute-decision-maker. A list of definitions is also provided.
The Arabic version of this pamphlet 2349, is also available.
The Simplified Chinese version of this pamphlet 2350, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Ethics Nova Scotia Health
Approved by: Legal Services
Pamphlet Number
2359
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Preventing and managing diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in adults

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Medicine. Division of Endocrinology, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Diabetes Management Centre, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2287
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When you are sick and have diabetes, your body can make hormones that break down fat for energy. This can make ketones. Ketones raise the acid levels in your blood. This can cause you to get very sick with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). Usually when you have ketones, your blood glucose is high. You may also have ketones when your blood glucose is not high. DKA can happen in a person with diabetes who is sick or does not take enough insulin. It is important to check both your glucose and your keto…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Medicine. Division of Endocrinology
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Diabetes Management Centre
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia
Alternate Title
Preventing and managing diabetic acidosis in adults
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Diabetic acidosis
Specialty
Endocrine System
Abstract
When you are sick and have diabetes, your body can make hormones that break down fat for energy. This can make ketones. Ketones raise the acid levels in your blood. This can cause you to get very sick with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). Usually when you have ketones, your blood glucose is high. You may also have ketones when your blood glucose is not high. DKA can happen in a person with diabetes who is sick or does not take enough insulin. It is important to check both your glucose and your ketones when you are sick. If you catch DKA early, you may be able to treat it successfully at home. DKA can become severe (very bad) or even life-threatening. If this happens, go to the Emergency Department right away. This pamphlet gives tips on how to check for ketones, what to do if you are sick, getting enough fluids, and preventing hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Insulin adjustment guidelines for sick days, and when to go to the nearest Emergency Department are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, QEII; Diabetes Management Centre (Central Zone); Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia
Pamphlet Number
2287
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Retinal detachment (RD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2316
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The retina is a thin, light-sensitive tissue that lines the inside of the eye. Light enters the eye and is focused onto the retina. This is what lets us see. A retinal detachment (RD) is a condition that happens when the retina detaches (pulls away) from the inside wall of the eye. The retina is not able to work as well, which can lead to blurred vision or vision loss. This pamphlet explains what causes RD, what the symptoms of RD are, who is at risk for RD, and how RD is diagnosed and treated.…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Retinal Detachment
Subjects (LCSH)
Retinal detachment
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
The retina is a thin, light-sensitive tissue that lines the inside of the eye. Light enters the eye and is focused onto the retina. This is what lets us see. A retinal detachment (RD) is a condition that happens when the retina detaches (pulls away) from the inside wall of the eye. The retina is not able to work as well, which can lead to blurred vision or vision loss. This pamphlet explains what causes RD, what the symptoms of RD are, who is at risk for RD, and how RD is diagnosed and treated. Information about types of surgery for RD and follow-up after surgery for RD is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
2316
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Sevelamer (Renagel) and chronic kidney disease (CKD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1464
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Sevelamer (se-VEL-a-mer) is a medication that lowers the amount of phosphorus (a mineral that builds strong bones and teeth) in your blood. Sevelamer binds (attaches) to the phosphorus in the foods you eat and stops your body from taking it in. A person with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is less able to remove phosphorus from their body. When there is too much phosphorus in your blood, it pushes calcium out of your bones. This makes your bones weaker. Hemodialysis can remove some of the extra ph…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Sevelamer
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic - drug therapy
Renal Dialysis
Subjects (LCSH)
Hemodialysis
Chronic renal failure
Kidneys--Diseases--Treatment
Abstract
Sevelamer (se-VEL-a-mer) is a medication that lowers the amount of phosphorus (a mineral that builds strong bones and teeth) in your blood. Sevelamer binds (attaches) to the phosphorus in the foods you eat and stops your body from taking it in. A person with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is less able to remove phosphorus from their body. When there is too much phosphorus in your blood, it pushes calcium out of your bones. This makes your bones weaker. Hemodialysis can remove some of the extra phosphorus, but you may need a medication like sevelamer to remove more. Renagel® is one brand name for sevelamer. This pamphlet explains how to take sevelamer, possible side effects, and how to store this medication.
Notes
Previous title: Renagel (Sevelamer) and Hemodialysis
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1464
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Sexual health after spinal cord injury

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Neurology, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2302
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After spinal cord injury (SCI), you may have a lot of questions about your sexual health. Your rehabilitation (rehab) team is available to talk with you about any questions or concerns you may have. This pamphlet answers common questions, like whether you can still have sex, whether you will be able to have an erection or have vaginal lubrication (vagina becomes slippery to get ready for sex), whether you can still have an orgasm, how to manage bladder and/or bowel issues during sex, whether yo…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Neurology
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program
Alternate Title
Sexual health after a spinal cord injury (SCI)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Sexual Health
Spinal cord injuries
Subjects (LCSH)
Sexual health
Spinal cord--Wounds and injuries--Patients
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
After spinal cord injury (SCI), you may have a lot of questions about your sexual health. Your rehabilitation (rehab) team is available to talk with you about any questions or concerns you may have. This pamphlet answers common questions, like whether you can still have sex, whether you will be able to have an erection or have vaginal lubrication (vagina becomes slippery to get ready for sex), whether you can still have an orgasm, how to manage bladder and/or bowel issues during sex, whether you are still able to have children, and how to talk about sex and intimacy with your partner. A list of online resources, as well as resources in Nova Scotia, are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Neurology and Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program
Pamphlet Number
2302
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Things to think about before registering for school (university, community college, or private college)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Center. Occupational Therapy Vocational Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2335
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This pamphlet lists things to think about before registering for school. Topics include: how you will know when you are ready, looking into what you need to get into or apply for a program, how you will pay for school, what to do if you are worried about being able to do school work or go to classes because of physical or cognitive (attention, memory) problems, and whether to go part time or full time, and in person or online. Information about what to do once you get into a program and possibl…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Center. Occupational Therapy Vocational Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Occupational Therapy
Return to School
Subjects (LCSH)
Occupational therapy
School enrollment
Specialty
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Abstract
This pamphlet lists things to think about before registering for school. Topics include: how you will know when you are ready, looking into what you need to get into or apply for a program, how you will pay for school, what to do if you are worried about being able to do school work or go to classes because of physical or cognitive (attention, memory) problems, and whether to go part time or full time, and in person or online. Information about what to do once you get into a program and possible government funding sources is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Center: Occupational Therapy Vocational Services
Pamphlet Number
2335
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Tips to prevent relapse

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0745
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Relapse means that the symptoms you had before being treated have come back or gotten worse. It can also mean you are not able to do as many of your everyday activities. Relapse is common for people who have a mental illness or a substance use disorder. It is even more common for people who have both. This pamphlet explains what you can do to prevent relapse. Information about common triggers and early warning signs of relapse is provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Mental illness
Recurrence
Subjects (LCSH)
Mental illness
Relapse
Abstract
Relapse means that the symptoms you had before being treated have come back or gotten worse. It can also mean you are not able to do as many of your everyday activities. Relapse is common for people who have a mental illness or a substance use disorder. It is even more common for people who have both. This pamphlet explains what you can do to prevent relapse. Information about common triggers and early warning signs of relapse is provided.
Notes
Previous title: Tips to identify and prevent a potential relapse
Responsibility
Prepared by: Mental Health and Addictions Program
Pamphlet Number
0745
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