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Cancer and distress

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Provincial Supportive Care Site Team, Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program Education Team. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4012
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Cancer can be a difficult and stressful illness. Many people experience distress during their cancer experience. This is because cancer affects more than just your body – it can affect many parts of your life such as your emotions and feelings, your work, your finances, and your relationships with family and friends. This pamphlet explains what the "Patients Come First: Your Symptoms and Concerns Matter" questionnaire is, what to expect when you complete the questionnaire, and the benefits of c…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Provincial Supportive Care Site Team
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program Education Team
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Anxiety - prevention & control
Neoplasms - psychology
Patients - psychology
Psychological Distress
Subjects (LCSH)
Anxiety--Prevention
Cancer--Patients--Psychology
Cancer--Psychological aspects
Distress (Psychology)
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Cancer can be a difficult and stressful illness. Many people experience distress during their cancer experience. This is because cancer affects more than just your body – it can affect many parts of your life such as your emotions and feelings, your work, your finances, and your relationships with family and friends. This pamphlet explains what the "Patients Come First: Your Symptoms and Concerns Matter" questionnaire is, what to expect when you complete the questionnaire, and the benefits of completing the questionnaire.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Provincial Supportive Care Site Team; Approved by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program Education Team
Pamphlet Number
4012
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Cancer and the Risk of Blood Clots

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1675
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Cancer patients may be more at risk of developing blood clots, also called Cancer Associated Thrombosis or CAT. This pamphlet describes what blood clots are, those at highest risk, and what conditions may come from CAT. Terms used in the guide are explained.
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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
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Blood Coagulation Disorders
Neoplasms - complications
Subjects (LCSH)
Blood coagulation disorders
Cancer--Complications
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
Cancer patients may be more at risk of developing blood clots, also called Cancer Associated Thrombosis or CAT. This pamphlet describes what blood clots are, those at highest risk, and what conditions may come from CAT. Terms used in the guide are explained.
Notes
Patient & family guide
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1675
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Coping with cancer-related sadness and depression

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4027
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Having cancer can be very stressful. It can affect your emotional and physical health, relationships with family and friends, and your finances. Most people with cancer feel some sadness. Often feelings of sadness come and go, and do not lead to difficulty functioning and completing daily tasks. Some people when dealing with cancer feel depressed, which is a severe sadness that can last. This pamphlet explains the signs of depression, and how to cope with sadness and depression. A list of resou…
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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
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - psychology
Sadness
Depression
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Psychological aspects
Depression, Mental
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Having cancer can be very stressful. It can affect your emotional and physical health, relationships with family and friends, and your finances. Most people with cancer feel some sadness. Often feelings of sadness come and go, and do not lead to difficulty functioning and completing daily tasks. Some people when dealing with cancer feel depressed, which is a severe sadness that can last. This pamphlet explains the signs of depression, and how to cope with sadness and depression. A list of resources for further information and support is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4027
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Déclenchement artificiel du travail

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Women and Children's Health Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1813
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On parle de déclenchement artificiel du travail quand une méthode ou un médicament est utilisé pour commencer le travail avant qu’il ne commence par lui-même. Le but du déclenchement artificiel du travail est l’accouchement vaginal. Le présent dépliant explique pourquoi on vous offre le déclenchement artificiel du travail, la façon dont il est fait, le temps nécessaire et ce qui se passe à votre arrivée à l’hôpital. On traite aussi de ce qu’il faut faire si le déclenchement artificiel du travai…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Women and Children's Health Unit
Alternate Title
Induction of labour
Induction of labor
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Labor, Induced
Subjects (LCSH)
Labor (Obstetrics)
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
On parle de déclenchement artificiel du travail quand une méthode ou un médicament est utilisé pour commencer le travail avant qu’il ne commence par lui-même. Le but du déclenchement artificiel du travail est l’accouchement vaginal. Le présent dépliant explique pourquoi on vous offre le déclenchement artificiel du travail, la façon dont il est fait, le temps nécessaire et ce qui se passe à votre arrivée à l’hôpital. On traite aussi de ce qu’il faut faire si le déclenchement artificiel du travail est reporté.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Induction of labour" pamphlet 1813. Induction of labour is when a method or medication is used to start labour before it starts on its own. The goal of induction is to have a vaginal birth. This pamphlet explains why you are being offered induction, how it is done, how long it takes, and what will happen when you come to the hospital. What to do if your induction is postponed is also discussed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Women and Children's Health Unit
Pamphlet Number
1813
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Décollement postérieur du vitré (DPV)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2162
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Le décollement postérieur du vitré (DPV) est un problème oculaire fréquent pouvant entraîner l’apparition de corps flottants (points ou taches) et d’éclairs. Le DPV se produit lorsque le gel qui se trouve à l’arrière de l’œil commence avec l’âge à rétrécir et devient liquide. Ce gel, appelé humeur vitrée, est normalement attaché à la membrane de l’œil, c’est-à-dire à la rétine. Lorsque l’humeur vitrée rétrécit, elle peut se détacher à certains endroits de la rétine. Ce dépliant présente les cau…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
Posterior vitreous detachment (PVD)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Vitreous Detachment
Subjects (LCSH)
Vitreous humor
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Le décollement postérieur du vitré (DPV) est un problème oculaire fréquent pouvant entraîner l’apparition de corps flottants (points ou taches) et d’éclairs. Le DPV se produit lorsque le gel qui se trouve à l’arrière de l’œil commence avec l’âge à rétrécir et devient liquide. Ce gel, appelé humeur vitrée, est normalement attaché à la membrane de l’œil, c’est-à-dire à la rétine. Lorsque l’humeur vitrée rétrécit, elle peut se détacher à certains endroits de la rétine. Ce dépliant présente les causes du DPV, ses symptômes ainsi que sa détection.
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1761, "Posterior Vitreous Detachment (PVD)". Posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) is a common eye condition that can cause floaters (dots or spots) and flashes of light in your vision. PVD happens when a gel at the back of the eye starts to shrink with age and becomes liquid. This gel, called the vitreous humor, is normally attached to the ‘film’ of the eye, called the retina. When the vitreous humor shrinks and pulls away from the retina, it can detach itself (come apart from) from the retina in some places. This pamphlet explains what causes PVD, the symptoms of PVD, and how PVD is diagnosed and treated.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Images by: Dr. Darrell Lewis
Pamphlet Number
2162
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Getting chemotherapy by an elastomeric infusion pump

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4032
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An elastomeric infusion pump is a lightweight disposable pump that may be used to give you medications. It is made of very hard plastic and looks like a baby bottle. This pump lets you receive medications safely and comfortably in your own home. This pamphlet explains what types of drugs can be given by an infusion pump, how an infusion pump works, whether you will still have to come to the hospital, how to carry and take care of the pump, whether you can bathe or shower with the pump, and how …
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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
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms
Chemotherapy
Infusion Pump
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer
Chemotherapy
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
An elastomeric infusion pump is a lightweight disposable pump that may be used to give you medications. It is made of very hard plastic and looks like a baby bottle. This pump lets you receive medications safely and comfortably in your own home. This pamphlet explains what types of drugs can be given by an infusion pump, how an infusion pump works, whether you will still have to come to the hospital, how to carry and take care of the pump, whether you can bathe or shower with the pump, and how you will know when it is empty. Information on what to do if you think the pump is not running, if the gripper needle comes out, if the pump leaks, or if the tubing becomes disconnected is included. Signs of infection are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4032
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Greffe de tissus pour chirurgie buccale

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Team. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2328
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Pendant votre chirurgie buccale (bouche), il se peut que l’on doive vous faire une greffe de tissu. Ce type de transplantation est appelé allogreffe. Cette brochure explique ce qui suit : origine des tissus greffés, types de tissus pouvant être greffés, critères de sélection des donneurs de tissus, risques liés aux greffes de tissus, consentement éclairé, à quoi s’attendre après une greffe de tissu, choses à faire si vous pensez avoir un problème lié à l’opération, ressources complémentaires su…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Team
Alternate Title
Tissue Transplant in Oral Surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Tissue Transplantation
Surgery, Oral
Subjects (LCSH)
Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc
Mouth--Surgery
Specialty
Oral Surgery
Abstract
Pendant votre chirurgie buccale (bouche), il se peut que l’on doive vous faire une greffe de tissu. Ce type de transplantation est appelé allogreffe. Cette brochure explique ce qui suit : origine des tissus greffés, types de tissus pouvant être greffés, critères de sélection des donneurs de tissus, risques liés aux greffes de tissus, consentement éclairé, à quoi s’attendre après une greffe de tissu, choses à faire si vous pensez avoir un problème lié à l’opération, ressources complémentaires sur le don de tissus en Nouvelle-Écosse.
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 2227, "Tissue Transplant in Oral Surgery". You may need a tissue transplant during your oral (mouth) surgery. Human tissues used for transplant are called allografts. This pamphlet explains where tissues for transplant come from, what types of tissue can be transplanted, what donor tissues are screened for, the risks of tissue transplant, informed consent, and what to expect after tissue transplant surgery. What to do if you think you are having a problem related to your surgery is included. Resources for more information about tissue donation in Nova Scotia are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Team
Pamphlet Number
2328
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How to clean up a chemotherapy drug spill at home

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4033
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When a drug spill occurs at home, precautions must be taken to make sure that other people who may be helping you with the cleanup do not come in contact with your cancer treatment. Although the risk is very low, it is important to be careful. This pamphlet gives step by step instructions to clean up a chemotherapy drug spill at home.
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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
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms
Chemotherapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer
Chemotherapy
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
When a drug spill occurs at home, precautions must be taken to make sure that other people who may be helping you with the cleanup do not come in contact with your cancer treatment. Although the risk is very low, it is important to be careful. This pamphlet gives step by step instructions to clean up a chemotherapy drug spill at home.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4033
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How to hand express breast/chest milk : Yarmouth Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2004
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This pamphlet explains the steps to hand express breast/chest milk (take milk from your breasts/chest). It is also called "manual expressing". Hand expression takes practice. It is important to learn how to hand express breast/chest milk in the first hours after your baby is born. Hand expressing helps you make milk and helps your milk come in (also called milk let-down) when you first start to breast/chest feed your baby. A video is listed to help you with the basics. Instructions for how to s…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Unit
Alternate Title
How to manually express breast/chest milk : Yarmouth Regional Hospital
How to express breast/chest milk by hand : Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Breast Milk Expression - methods
Breast Feeding - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Breast milk--Collection and preservation
Breastfeeding
Abstract
This pamphlet explains the steps to hand express breast/chest milk (take milk from your breasts/chest). It is also called "manual expressing". Hand expression takes practice. It is important to learn how to hand express breast/chest milk in the first hours after your baby is born. Hand expressing helps you make milk and helps your milk come in (also called milk let-down) when you first start to breast/chest feed your baby. A video is listed to help you with the basics. Instructions for how to store your breast/chest milk are also given.
Notes
Previous title: How to hand express breast milk : Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Responsibility
Prepared by: Women and Children's Health Unit, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2004
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Induction of labour

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Women and Children's Health. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1768
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Induction of labour is when a method or medication is used to start labour before it starts on its own. The goal of induction is to have a vaginal birth. This pamphlet explains why you are being offered induction, how it is done, how long it takes, and what will happen when you come to the hospital. What to do if your induction is postponed is also discussed. The French version of this pamphlet 1813, "Déclenchement artificiel du travail", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Women and Children's Health
Alternate Title
Induction of labor
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)
Labor, Induced
Subjects (LCSH)
Labor (Obstetrics)
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
Induction of labour is when a method or medication is used to start labour before it starts on its own. The goal of induction is to have a vaginal birth. This pamphlet explains why you are being offered induction, how it is done, how long it takes, and what will happen when you come to the hospital. What to do if your induction is postponed is also discussed. The French version of this pamphlet 1813, "Déclenchement artificiel du travail", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Women and Children's Health Unit
Pamphlet Number
1768
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Information for patients receiving radiation therapy : breast cancer or ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) of the breast

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4008
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This pamphlets answers common questions about receiving radiation therapy for breast cancer or Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS) of the breast. Topics include why radiation therapy is used to treat breast cancer or DCIS, what will happen when you come for your treatment planning, how long it will be until you start your radiation treatments, and how long your treatments will take. Information about side effects and support is also provided. A list of questions you may want to ask your health care…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Aftercare
Breast Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Self Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Breast--Cancer--Patients--Care
Breast--Cancer--Treatment
Self-care, Health
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
This pamphlets answers common questions about receiving radiation therapy for breast cancer or Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS) of the breast. Topics include why radiation therapy is used to treat breast cancer or DCIS, what will happen when you come for your treatment planning, how long it will be until you start your radiation treatments, and how long your treatments will take. Information about side effects and support is also provided. A list of questions you may want to ask your health care team is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program; Approved by: Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
4008
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Kidney Health Clinic : Yarmouth kidney care services

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital, Kidney Health Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1991
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The Kidney Health Clinic is for patients diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). CKD means having kidney damage or a lower level of kidney function for 3 months or more. The goal of the Kidney Clinic is to stop or slow down the progression of kidney disease. This pamphlet lists the team members you will meet at the clinic and what to expect when you come to the clinic. Contact information is also provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital, Kidney Health Clinic
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney Diseases - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidneys--Diseases--Treatment
Abstract
The Kidney Health Clinic is for patients diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). CKD means having kidney damage or a lower level of kidney function for 3 months or more. The goal of the Kidney Clinic is to stop or slow down the progression of kidney disease. This pamphlet lists the team members you will meet at the clinic and what to expect when you come to the clinic. Contact information is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Kidney Health Clinic, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
1991
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Posterior vitreous detachment (PVD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1761
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Posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) is a common eye condition that can cause floaters (dots or spots) and flashes of light in your vision. PVD happens when your vitreous humor (a gel at the back of your eye) starts to shrink and becomes liquid. A healthy vitreous humour is attached to a part of your eye called the retina. When the vitreous humour shrinks, it can detach (come apart) from parts of the retina. This pamphlet explains what causes PVD, the symptoms of PVD, and how PVD is diagnosed an…
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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
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Vitreous Detachment
Subjects (LCSH)
Vitreous humor
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
Posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) is a common eye condition that can cause floaters (dots or spots) and flashes of light in your vision. PVD happens when your vitreous humor (a gel at the back of your eye) starts to shrink and becomes liquid. A healthy vitreous humour is attached to a part of your eye called the retina. When the vitreous humour shrinks, it can detach (come apart) from parts of the retina. This pamphlet explains what causes PVD, the symptoms of PVD, and how PVD is diagnosed and treated. Information about follow-up care is given. The French version of this pamphlet 2162, "Décollement postérieur du vitré (DPV)," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre; Illustration by: Dr. Darrell Lewis
Pamphlet Number
1761
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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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Skin care during radiation therapy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1237
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The most common side effect from radiation therapy treatment is a skin reaction. No matter what area of the body is being treated, most patients will have a skin reaction. This pamphlet explains what a skin reaction is, how long you will have a skin reaction, what creams and lotions may help, what to avoid, if it is OK to wash and bathe, and how to use a saline soak and take a sitz bath. Other topics include whether your markings will come off, if you need to wear any special clothing near the …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - radiotherapy
Radiotherapy - adverse effects
Self Care
Skin - radiation effects
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Radiotherapy--Complications
Self-care, Health
Skin--Effect of radiation on
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
The most common side effect from radiation therapy treatment is a skin reaction. No matter what area of the body is being treated, most patients will have a skin reaction. This pamphlet explains what a skin reaction is, how long you will have a skin reaction, what creams and lotions may help, what to avoid, if it is OK to wash and bathe, and how to use a saline soak and take a sitz bath. Other topics include whether your markings will come off, if you need to wear any special clothing near the area being treated, if you can use hot water bottles or heating pads, how to care for your skin when going out into the sun or extreme cold, and if you can swim in a pool or use a sauna/steam room. Information on caring for your skin after your treatments are over and if you will have any long-term changes to your skin is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1237
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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.
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Previous title: Tips to identify and prevent a potential relapse
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Prepared by: Mental Health and Addictions Program
Pamphlet Number
0745
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Tissue transplant in oral surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Team. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2227
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You may need a tissue transplant during your oral (mouth) surgery. Human tissues used for transplant are called allografts. This pamphlet explains where tissues for transplant come from, what types of tissue can be transplanted, what donor tissues are screened for, the risks of tissue transplant, informed consent, and what to expect after tissue transplant surgery. What to do if you think you are having a problem related to your surgery is included. Resources for more information about tissue d…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Team
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)
Tissue Transplantation
Surgery, Oral
Subjects (LCSH)
Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc
Mouth--Surgery
Specialty
Oral Surgery
Abstract
You may need a tissue transplant during your oral (mouth) surgery. Human tissues used for transplant are called allografts. This pamphlet explains where tissues for transplant come from, what types of tissue can be transplanted, what donor tissues are screened for, the risks of tissue transplant, informed consent, and what to expect after tissue transplant surgery. What to do if you think you are having a problem related to your surgery is included. Resources for more information about tissue donation in Nova Scotia are provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2328, "Greffe de tissus pour chirurgie buccale," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Team
Pamphlet Number
2227
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Transplantation de tissus

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams36753
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Team. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2135
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Ce dépliant fournit de l'information sur les transplantations de tissus. On y trouve une liste des tissus humains utilisés pour les transplantations. Vous y trouverez également de l'information sur la provenance des tissus à transplanter, sur les critères de sélection des tissus du donneur, sur ce à quoi vous attendre avant et après une transplantation de tissus et sur ce que vous devez faire en cas de problème lié à votre transplantation. ; This is a French translation of the English pamphlet …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Team
Alternate Title
Tissue transplant
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Tissue Transplantation
Subjects (LCSH)
Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
Ce dépliant fournit de l'information sur les transplantations de tissus. On y trouve une liste des tissus humains utilisés pour les transplantations. Vous y trouverez également de l'information sur la provenance des tissus à transplanter, sur les critères de sélection des tissus du donneur, sur ce à quoi vous attendre avant et après une transplantation de tissus et sur ce que vous devez faire en cas de problème lié à votre transplantation.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1733, “Tissue Transplant”. This pamphlet provides information about tissue transplants. A list of human tissues that are used for transplants is provided. Also included is information on where tissues for transplant come from, what donor tissues are screened for, the risks of tissue transplant, what to expect after tissue transplant surgery, and what to do if you have a problem related to your surgery. Information on whether you can find out more about your tissue donor and whether you can thank your donor family is included. Contact information for New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and PEI is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Provincial Blood Coordinating Team in collaboration with the New Brunswick Organ and Tissue Program and Organ and Tissue Donation Prince Edward Island
Pamphlet Number
2135
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Urology Stone Clinic : 4 day food record

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Urology Stone Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1572
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What you eat can affect your kidney stones. This food record is used to write down what you eat for 4 days, the 2 days before you collect urine and the 2 days that you collect urine. The dietitian will review your food record and your urine test results with you when you come to the Urology Stone Clinic. This will help find the best way to help treat your kidney stones.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Urology Stone Clinic
Alternate Title
Urology Stone Clinic : four day food record
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4]p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Kidney Diseases - diet therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Kidneys--Diseases--Nutritional aspects
Abstract
What you eat can affect your kidney stones. This food record is used to write down what you eat for 4 days, the 2 days before you collect urine and the 2 days that you collect urine. The dietitian will review your food record and your urine test results with you when you come to the Urology Stone Clinic. This will help find the best way to help treat your kidney stones.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Urology Stone Clinic
Pamphlet Number
1572
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Welcome to the Integrated Chronic Care Service (ICCS)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Integrated Chronic Care Service. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2060
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Integrated Chronic Care Service (ICCS) provides assessments and care planning for people with complex chronic (ongoing) conditions. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you come to ICCS. Topics include appointments, bringing a support person(s) and/or a loved one to your appointments, why ICCS is scent-free, what 'scent-free' means, and how to become scent-free for your appointments. An approved products list is provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Integrated Chronic Care Service
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)
Chronic Disease
Community Health Services
Subjects (LCSH)
Chronically ill
Chronic diseases--Treatment
Community health services
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
Integrated Chronic Care Service (ICCS) provides assessments and care planning for people with complex chronic (ongoing) conditions. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you come to ICCS. Topics include appointments, bringing a support person(s) and/or a loved one to your appointments, why ICCS is scent-free, what 'scent-free' means, and how to become scent-free for your appointments. An approved products list is provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Integrated Chronic Care Service
Pamphlet Number
2060
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