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Aide médicale à mourir (AMM)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. MAiD Access and Resource Team, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legal Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2247
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Ce dépliant explique en quoi consiste la préparation à l’aide médicale à mourir (AMM). Il présente les étapes du processus et les fournisseurs de soins de santé qui peuvent intervenir et donne des informations sur les personnes pouvant demander l’AMM. Ce dépliant comporte de plus une foire aux questions et des définitions. ; This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 2229, "Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)". This pamphlet explains what is involved in preparing for medical assistance…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. MAiD Access and Resource Team
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legal Services
Alternate Title
AMM
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (12 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Suicide, Assisted
Euthanasia, Active, Voluntary
Subjects (LCSH)
Assisted suicide
Euthanasia
Specialty
Palliative Care
Abstract
Ce dépliant explique en quoi consiste la préparation à l’aide médicale à mourir (AMM). Il présente les étapes du processus et les fournisseurs de soins de santé qui peuvent intervenir et donne des informations sur les personnes pouvant demander l’AMM. Ce dépliant comporte de plus une foire aux questions et des définitions.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 2229, "Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)". This pamphlet explains what is involved in preparing for medical assistance in dying (MAiD). Steps in the MAiD process are listed, including which health care providers can be involved. Information about who can have MAiD is provided. Frequently asked questions (FAQs) and a glossary are also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: MAiD Access and Resource Team
Reviewed by: Legal Services, Nova Scotia Health
Pamphlet Number
2247
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Before head and neck radiation treatment begins

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1704
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This pamphlet explains what to expect before you begin head and neck radiation treatment. Topic include your radiation healthcare team and markings appointment. A list of frequently asked questions is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Head and Neck Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Head--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Neck--Cancer--Radiotherapy
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what to expect before you begin head and neck radiation treatment. Topic include your radiation healthcare team and markings appointment. A list of frequently asked questions is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Horizon Health, Prince Edward Island Cancer Treatment Centre, Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program and Vitalite Health Network Cancer Care
Approved by: Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
1704
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Checking blood glucose of newborn babies

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Maternal Child Provincial Policy Working Group. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1934
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Glucose is a type of sugar. It is your baby's most important source of energy. This pamphlet answers frequently asked questions you may have about your baby's blood glucose checks. It explains which babies need these checks and how checks are done. Normal blood glucose levels are listed. This pamphlet also gives information on preventing and treating low blood glucose levels. The French version of this pamphlet 1966, "Surveillance de la glycémie chez les nouveau-nés", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Maternal Child Provincial Policy Working Group
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neonatal Screening
Blood Glucose
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood sugar
Newborn infants--Nutrition
Abstract
Glucose is a type of sugar. It is your baby's most important source of energy. This pamphlet answers frequently asked questions you may have about your baby's blood glucose checks. It explains which babies need these checks and how checks are done. Normal blood glucose levels are listed. This pamphlet also gives information on preventing and treating low blood glucose levels. The French version of this pamphlet 1966, "Surveillance de la glycémie chez les nouveau-nés", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Maternal Child Provincial Policy Working Group
Pamphlet Number
1934
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COVID-19 vaccination and cancer FAQ

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4000
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As a person living with cancer, or a blood or bone marrow condition, you may have questions about COVID-19 vaccination. This pamphlet explains if the vaccine is safe for people with cancer, how well the vaccine works in people with cancer, when you should get the vaccine, and which vaccine you should get. Possible side effects are listed. Information on who to talk to if you still have questions about the vaccine, and what will happen after you get the vaccine is provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program
Alternate Title
Coronavirus vaccination and cancer FAQ
COVID-19 vaccination and cancer frequently asked questions
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
COVID-19 Vaccines
Neoplasms - complications
Subjects (LCSH)
COVID-19 (Disease)--Vaccination
Cancer--Complications
Abstract
As a person living with cancer, or a blood or bone marrow condition, you may have questions about COVID-19 vaccination. This pamphlet explains if the vaccine is safe for people with cancer, how well the vaccine works in people with cancer, when you should get the vaccine, and which vaccine you should get. Possible side effects are listed. Information on who to talk to if you still have questions about the vaccine, and what will happen after you get the vaccine is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4000
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Critical Care Units: Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Coronary Care Unit (CCU) : Cape Breton Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Intensive Care Unit, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Coronary Care Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2311
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The Critical Care Units at Cape Breton Regional Hospital include the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and the Coronary Care Unit (CCU). This pamphlet outlines what to expect when your loved one is admitted to the ICU or CCU. Topics include having a family spokesperson, visiting, infection, and the members of the health care team. What will happen when your family member leaves the unit, taking care of yourself, and frequently asked questions are included. Space to keep a journal of your loved one’s st…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Intensive Care Unit
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Coronary Care Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (14 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Care
Intensive Care Units
Coronary care units
Subjects (LCSH)
Intensive care units
Coronary care units
Specialty
Nursing Units
Abstract
The Critical Care Units at Cape Breton Regional Hospital include the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and the Coronary Care Unit (CCU). This pamphlet outlines what to expect when your loved one is admitted to the ICU or CCU. Topics include having a family spokesperson, visiting, infection, and the members of the health care team. What will happen when your family member leaves the unit, taking care of yourself, and frequently asked questions are included. Space to keep a journal of your loved one’s stay and/or illness is provided. The Mi'kmaw version of this pamphlet 2360, "Critical Care Units: Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Coronary Care Unit (CCU) - Cape Breton Regional Hospital (Mi'kmaw)," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Critical Care Unit (ICU/CCU) staff, Cape Breton Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2311
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[Critical Care Units: Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Coronary Care Unit (CCU) : Cape Breton Regional Hospital]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Intensive Care Unit, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Coronary Care Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2360
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This pamphlet is a Mi'kmaw translation of the English pamphlet "Critical Care Units: Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Coronary Care Unit (CCU) - Cape Breton Regional Hospital" pamphlet 2311. The Critical Care Units at Cape Breton Regional Hospital include the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and the Coronary Care Unit (CCU). This pamphlet outlines what to expect when your loved one is admitted to the ICU or CCU. Topics include having a family spokesperson, visiting, infection, and the members of the heal…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Intensive Care Unit
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Coronary Care Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Mi'kmaw
Physical Description
1 electronic document (14 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Critical Care
Intensive Care Units
Coronary care units
Subjects (LCSH)
Intensive care units
Coronary care units
Specialty
Nursing Units
Abstract
This pamphlet is a Mi'kmaw translation of the English pamphlet "Critical Care Units: Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Coronary Care Unit (CCU) - Cape Breton Regional Hospital" pamphlet 2311. The Critical Care Units at Cape Breton Regional Hospital include the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and the Coronary Care Unit (CCU). This pamphlet outlines what to expect when your loved one is admitted to the ICU or CCU. Topics include having a family spokesperson, visiting, infection, and the members of the health care team. What will happen when your family member leaves the unit, taking care of yourself, and frequently asked questions are included. Space to keep a journal of your loved one’s stay and/or illness is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Critical Care Unit (ICU/CCU) staff, Cape Breton Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2360
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The Driver Evaluation Program : frequently asked questions

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. The Driver Evaluation Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
1825
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Your primary health care provider may want you to attend the Driver Evaluation Program if you are having health troubles that could affect your driving. This pamphlet answers common questions about the program. The French version of this pamphlet 2187, "Programme d’évaluation des conducteurs - Questions fréquentes," is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. The Driver Evaluation Program
Alternate Title
The driver evaluation program (DEP) : FAQs
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Rehabilitation
Subjects (LCSH)
Rehabilitation
Specialty
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Abstract
Your primary health care provider may want you to attend the Driver Evaluation Program if you are having health troubles that could affect your driving. This pamphlet answers common questions about the program. The French version of this pamphlet 2187, "Programme d’évaluation des conducteurs - Questions fréquentes," is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Driver Evaluation Program : frequently asked questions
Responsibility
Prepared by: The Driver Evaluation Program
Pamphlet Number
1825
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Infections respiratoires

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1552
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Cette brochure explique les principales différences entre le rhume, la grippe et la COVID-19. Des renseignements sur les symptômes et la façon dont ces infections se propagent sont fournis. On y présente aussi de l’information sur les moyens de vous protéger et de protéger les autres contre les infections respiratoires, sur ce qu’il faut faire si vos symptômes s’aggravent et sur les médicaments disponibles. La marche à suivre en cas d'admission à l'hôpital pour des symptômes respiratoires est é…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Infection Prevention and Control
Alternate Title
Respiratory (breathing) infections
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Common Cold - prevention & control
Influenza, Human - prevention & control
COVID-19
Subjects (LCSH)
Cold (Disease)
Influenza
COVID-19 (Disease)
Abstract
Cette brochure explique les principales différences entre le rhume, la grippe et la COVID-19. Des renseignements sur les symptômes et la façon dont ces infections se propagent sont fournis. On y présente aussi de l’information sur les moyens de vous protéger et de protéger les autres contre les infections respiratoires, sur ce qu’il faut faire si vos symptômes s’aggravent et sur les médicaments disponibles. La marche à suivre en cas d'admission à l'hôpital pour des symptômes respiratoires est également décrite. Vos partenaires de soins et les personnes qui vous rendent visite devront respecter les mêmes mesures de sécurité en matière de prévention et de contrôle des infections (PCI) pour vous fournir des soins directs à l'hôpital
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Respiratory (Breathing) Infections" pamphlet 1551. This pamphlet explains the main differences between the common cold, the flu, and COVID-19. Information on symptoms and how these infections are spread is provided. How to protect yourself and others from getting respiratory infections, instructions for what to do if your symptoms get worse, and medicines available are listed. What to expect if you are admitted to the hospital for respiratory symptoms is also outlined. Your essential care partners and visitors will be asked to follow the same safety Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) measures when giving you direct care in the hospital.
Notes
Previous title: La saison de la grippe et du rhume : quoi faire quand vous êtes à l’hôpital
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1552
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Inherited Heart Disease Clinic : Halifax Infirmary

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Halifax Infirmary. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2088
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The Inherited Heart Disease Clinic is for people with a suspected or diagnosed heart problem that may be inherited (passed from parents to their children). The Clinic offers genetic testing (blood tests) and helps people manage their condition. You can be diagnosed with inherited heart disease at any age. You may have a wide range of symptoms, from no symptoms at all to sudden cardiac death (your heart stops working). This pamphlet explains the roles of the Clinic team members, how to get refer…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Halifax Infirmary. Inherited Heart Disease Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular disorders
Heart Diseases - congenital
Subjects (LCSH)
Congenital heart disease
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
The Inherited Heart Disease Clinic is for people with a suspected or diagnosed heart problem that may be inherited (passed from parents to their children). The Clinic offers genetic testing (blood tests) and helps people manage their condition. You can be diagnosed with inherited heart disease at any age. You may have a wide range of symptoms, from no symptoms at all to sudden cardiac death (your heart stops working). This pamphlet explains the roles of the Clinic team members, how to get referred to the Clinic, how to get ready for your appointment, how to register for your appointment, what will happen during and after your appointment, and research. A list of FAQs (frequently asked questions) is included.
Notes
Previous title: Inherited Heart Disease (IHD) Clinic
Responsibility
Prepared by: Inherited Heart Disease Clinic, QE II
Pamphlet Number
2088
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Intensive Care Unit : Valley Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. ICU Pracitce Committee. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2363
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This pamphlet gives important information for support persons visiting patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The pamphlet gives information about a family spokesperson, visiting the ICU, infection risks, the health care team, what to expect in the ICU, keeping patients safe and comfortable, the family waiting room, and leaving the ICU. Information about taking care of yourself and a list of frequently asked questions is also included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. ICU Pracitce Committee
Alternate Title
ICU : VRH
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (18 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Intensive Care Units
Subjects (LCSH)
Intensive care units
Specialty
Intensive Care Unit
Abstract
This pamphlet gives important information for support persons visiting patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The pamphlet gives information about a family spokesperson, visiting the ICU, infection risks, the health care team, what to expect in the ICU, keeping patients safe and comfortable, the family waiting room, and leaving the ICU. Information about taking care of yourself and a list of frequently asked questions is also included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: ICU Practice Committee, VRH
Pamphlet Number
2363
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Intensive/Coronary Care Unit : Dartmouth General Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Dartmouth General Hospital. ICU, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Dartmouth General Hospital. CCU. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0685
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The Intensive/Coronary Care Unit is an intensive care and coronary care unit at Dartmouth General Hospital. This pamphlet outlines what to expect when your family member is admitted to the I/CCU. Topics include having a family spokesperson, visiting, infection risks, and the members of the health care team. What will happen when your family member leaves the unit, taking care of yourself, and frequently asked questions are explained. Space for journaling is provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Dartmouth General Hospital. ICU
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Dartmouth General Hospital. CCU
Alternate Title
Intensive Care Unit/Coronary Care Unit : Dartmouth General Hospital
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Intensive care units
Coronary care units
Subjects (LCSH)
Intensive care units
Coronary care units
Specialty
Dartmouth General Hospital
Abstract
The Intensive/Coronary Care Unit is an intensive care and coronary care unit at Dartmouth General Hospital. This pamphlet outlines what to expect when your family member is admitted to the I/CCU. Topics include having a family spokesperson, visiting, infection risks, and the members of the health care team. What will happen when your family member leaves the unit, taking care of yourself, and frequently asked questions are explained. Space for journaling is provided.
Notes
previous title: Welcome to the ICU/CCU at the Dartmouth General Hospital
Responsibility
Prepared by: I/CCU staff, Dartmouth General Hospital
Pamphlet Number
0685
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Lung screening program frequently asked questions

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
4052
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Lung screening is about looking for lung cancer when you are feeling well and have no warning signs or symptoms. The goal is to find lung cancer early when treatment works best. This pamphlet answers common questions about the Nova Scotia Lung Screening Program.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - prevention & control
Lung - diagnostic imaging
Lung Neoplasms - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer
Lungs--Cancer--Diagnosis
Abstract
Lung screening is about looking for lung cancer when you are feeling well and have no warning signs or symptoms. The goal is to find lung cancer early when treatment works best. This pamphlet answers common questions about the Nova Scotia Lung Screening Program.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4052
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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, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legal Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2327
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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 l…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legal Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Advance Care Planning
Subjects (LCSH)
Advance directives (Medical care)
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
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.
The Simplified Chinese version of this pamphlet 2350, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Ethics Nova Scotia Health
Approved by: Legal Services
Pamphlet Number
2327
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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
2349
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This is an Arabic 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 versio…
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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
Arabic
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 an Arabic 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, is also available.
The Simplified Chinese version of this pamphlet 2350, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Ethics Nova Scotia Health
Pamphlet Number
2349
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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 assistance in dying (MAiD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. MAiD Access and Resource Team, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legal Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2229
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This pamphlet explains what is involved in preparing for medical assistance in dying (MAiD). Steps in the MAiD process are listed, including which health care providers can be involved. Information about who can have MAiD is provided. Frequently asked questions (FAQs) and a glossary are also provided. The French version of this pamphlet, 2247, "Aide médicale à mourir (AMM)," is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. MAiD Access and Resource Team
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legal Services
Alternate Title
MAiD
MAID
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (11 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Suicide, Assisted
Euthanasia, Active, Voluntary
Subjects (LCSH)
Assisted suicide
Euthanasia
Specialty
Palliative Care
Abstract
This pamphlet explains what is involved in preparing for medical assistance in dying (MAiD). Steps in the MAiD process are listed, including which health care providers can be involved. Information about who can have MAiD is provided. Frequently asked questions (FAQs) and a glossary are also provided. The French version of this pamphlet, 2247, "Aide médicale à mourir (AMM)," is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Medical assistance in dying (MAID)
Responsibility
Prepared by: MAiD Access and Resource Team
Reviewed by: Legal Services, Nova Scotia Health
Pamphlet Number
2229
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The Pap Test : Frequently Asked Questions

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37423
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1679
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A Pap test checks for cell changes on the cervix and is an important screening test for cervical cancer. This pamphlet describes what a Pap test is, who should have Pap tests, when, how often, and where to have one done.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (2 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Papanicolaou Test
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Cervix uteri--Cancer--Diagnosis
Pap test
Specialty
Diagnosis
Gynecology
Abstract
A Pap test checks for cell changes on the cervix and is an important screening test for cervical cancer. This pamphlet describes what a Pap test is, who should have Pap tests, when, how often, and where to have one done.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Health Authority Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1679
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Perioperative Blood Management Service (PBMS)

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35471
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Perioperative Blood Management Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1396
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Perioperative blood management helps patients before, during, and after planned surgery. Topics include: benefits, anemia, blood components, normal blood counts, blood transfusions, and informed consent. An FAQ (frequently asked questions) section is included. We have described the preoperative period (before surgery) with these topics: donating your own blood, donating blood for a family member or friend, drugs and products that help you during surgery, procedures performed during surgery, art…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Perioperative Blood Management Service
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Transfusion
Blood Donors
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood--Transfusion
Blood donors
Abstract
Perioperative blood management helps patients before, during, and after planned surgery. Topics include: benefits, anemia, blood components, normal blood counts, blood transfusions, and informed consent. An FAQ (frequently asked questions) section is included. We have described the preoperative period (before surgery) with these topics: donating your own blood, donating blood for a family member or friend, drugs and products that help you during surgery, procedures performed during surgery, artificial blood, and refusing a blood transfusion. A resources section is also provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2082, "Service de gestion du sang périopératoire", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Perioperative Blood Management Service
Pamphlet Number
1396
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Potential for violent or aggressive behaviour

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams36625
Nova Scotia Health Authority. NSHA Emergency Program of Care. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2041
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Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to creating and supporting a work environment that is safe and respectful for all of our staff, patients, and families. To help us meet this commitment, all patients who come to an NSHA Emergency Department for treatment are screened for the potential (possibility) of violence and aggression. If you are identified as showing a potential for violence or aggression, or have demonstrated violence or aggression, we add a note to your health record to…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. NSHA Emergency Program of Care
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Violence - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Violence in hospitals
Abstract
Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to creating and supporting a work environment that is safe and respectful for all of our staff, patients, and families. To help us meet this commitment, all patients who come to an NSHA Emergency Department for treatment are screened for the potential (possibility) of violence and aggression. If you are identified as showing a potential for violence or aggression, or have demonstrated violence or aggression, we add a note to your health record to help us keep you and our staff safe. Frequently asked questions and answers are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Emergency Program of Care
Pamphlet Number
2041
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Pregnancy testing before your surgery

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37614
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Perioperative Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2305
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On the day of your surgery, you may be asked to give a urine (pee) sample for pregnancy testing. This pamphlet includes basic information about why you may need a pregnancy test, who is offered one, what will happen if you choose not have a test done, how to get ready for a pregnancy test, how a test is done, and what will happen after the test.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Perioperative Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Prenatal Care
Maternal Health
General Surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Prenatal care
Maternal health services
Surgery
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
On the day of your surgery, you may be asked to give a urine (pee) sample for pregnancy testing. This pamphlet includes basic information about why you may need a pregnancy test, who is offered one, what will happen if you choose not have a test done, how to get ready for a pregnancy test, how a test is done, and what will happen after the test.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Perioperative Services
Pamphlet Number
2305
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