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Tuberculin skin test (TST)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Public Health. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
1598
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A tuberculin skin test (TST) can tell your health care provider if you may have been contact with the germs that cause tuberculosis (TB). This pamphlet explains how the test is done, what to expect after the test, and follow-up instructions. It also lists who should not get the test.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Public Health
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Tuberculin Test
Subjects (LCSH)
Tuberculin test
Abstract
A tuberculin skin test (TST) can tell your health care provider if you may have been contact with the germs that cause tuberculosis (TB). This pamphlet explains how the test is done, what to expect after the test, and follow-up instructions. It also lists who should not get the test.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Public Health
Pamphlet Number
1598
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Information about the lung screening program

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
4042
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Nova Scotia’s Lung Screening Program is for people who want to reduce their lung cancer risk. This pamphlet explains who can be screened and how the program works. Contact information is included.
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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 ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - prevention & control
Lung - diagnostic imaging
Lung Neoplasms - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer
Lungs--Cancer--Diagnosis
Abstract
Nova Scotia’s Lung Screening Program is for people who want to reduce their lung cancer risk. This pamphlet explains who can be screened and how the program works. Contact information is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4042
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Writing to transplant recipients and their families

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legacy of Life. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1213
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You may choose to write to your loved one’s transplant recipient. If you would like to write to a transplant recipient, this pamphlet provides some information to guide you, including whether you will hear from the transplant recipient. Contact information for the Family Support Liaison is provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legacy of Life
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)
Tissue and Organ Procurement
Tissue Donors
Subjects (LCSH)
Donation of organs, tissues, etc.--Law and legislation
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
You may choose to write to your loved one’s transplant recipient. If you would like to write to a transplant recipient, this pamphlet provides some information to guide you, including whether you will hear from the transplant recipient. Contact information for the Family Support Liaison is provided.
Notes
Previous title: Contacting transplant recipients and their families
Responsibility
Prepared by: Legacy of Life
Pamphlet Number
1213
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Planning for your hospital stay after surgery : Halifax Infirmary (HI), Victoria General (VG), Dartmouth General Hospital (DGH)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Same Day Surgery Unit - Halifax Infirmary, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Same Day Surgery Unit - Victoria General, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Same Day Surgery Unit - Dartmouth General Hospital. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1395
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This pamphlet gives information about your care before and after surgery. Topics about getting ready for surgery include learning about the time of your surgery, dentures and oral appliances, glasses and contact lenses, hearing aids, personal care items, and valuables. Information about the day of surgery includes what to bring to the hospital, when to arrive, anesthetic, delays, the Same Day Surgery Unit, and surgery. Information about after your surgery includes the recovery area and nursing …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Same Day Surgery Unit - Halifax Infirmary
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Same Day Surgery Unit - Victoria General
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Same Day Surgery Unit - Dartmouth General Hospital
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (22 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospitalization
Preoperative Care
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospital patients
Preoperative care
Postoperative care
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet gives information about your care before and after surgery. Topics about getting ready for surgery include learning about the time of your surgery, dentures and oral appliances, glasses and contact lenses, hearing aids, personal care items, and valuables. Information about the day of surgery includes what to bring to the hospital, when to arrive, anesthetic, delays, the Same Day Surgery Unit, and surgery. Information about after your surgery includes the recovery area and nursing unit, pain control, exercises, activity, nutrition, passing urine, and bowel movements. Instructions for your surgery and care at home include visitors and discharge from the hospital. The French version of this pamphlet 1118, "Planification de votre séjour à l'hôpital après une chirurgie", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Planning for your hospital stay after surgery
Previous title: Planning for your hospital stay after surgery : Halifax Infirmary (HI), Victoria General Hospital (VG), Dartmouth General Hospital (DGH)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Same Day Surgery Units (HI, VG and DGH sites)
Pamphlet Number
1395
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After dental extractions or wisdom teeth removal

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0646
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This pamphlet provides information about what to expect after having surgery to remove teeth. Pain and discomfort, controlling bleeding and swelling, what to expect with swallowing and opening your mouth wide, bruising, having a fever and feeling sick, hygiene, eating and drinking guidelines, signs of infection, stitches, sedation and anesthesia, activity, smoking, and what to do if you have a dry socket are discussed. Contact numbers for both urgent and non-urgent questions are also provided. …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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)
Molar, Third
Tooth - surgery
Surgery, Oral
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Third molars
Teeth--Extraction
Mouth--Surgery
Postoperative care
Specialty
Oral Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet provides information about what to expect after having surgery to remove teeth. Pain and discomfort, controlling bleeding and swelling, what to expect with swallowing and opening your mouth wide, bruising, having a fever and feeling sick, hygiene, eating and drinking guidelines, signs of infection, stitches, sedation and anesthesia, activity, smoking, and what to do if you have a dry socket are discussed. Contact numbers for both urgent and non-urgent questions are also provided. The French version of this pamphlet 1786, "Après l’extraction des dents ou l’extraction des dents de sagesse", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
0646
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Spiritual care : Colchester East Hants Health Centre (CEHHC)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Spiritual Care. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1697
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Colchester East Hants Health Centre (CEHHC) provides spiritual care for patients and their loved ones requesting this service. What you can expect from this service as well as situations spiritual care staff can help you with are outlined. The Prayer Room location is listed. Contact information is also provided.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Colchester East Hants Health Centre. Spiritual Care
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)
Chaplaincy Service, Hospital
Pastoral Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Chaplains, Hospital
Pastoral counseling
Abstract
Colchester East Hants Health Centre (CEHHC) provides spiritual care for patients and their loved ones requesting this service. What you can expect from this service as well as situations spiritual care staff can help you with are outlined. The Prayer Room location is listed. Contact information is also provided.
Notes
Previous title: Spiritual care : Colchester East Hants Health Centre
Responsibility
Prepared by: Spiritual Care, CEHHC
Pamphlet Number
1697
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Want to learn more about COPD and Advance Care Planning?

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. The INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program™. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1757
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This pamphlet provides information about free COPD and Advance Care Planning education sessions. Contact information is provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. The INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program™
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)
Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive
Advance Care Planning
Subjects (LCSH)
Lungs--Diseases, Obstructive
Advance directives (Medical care)
Abstract
This pamphlet provides information about free COPD and Advance Care Planning education sessions. Contact information is provided.
Notes
Previous title: Would you like to learn more about COPD? Would you like to learn more about Advance Care Planning?
Pamphlet Number
1757
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Sealants : seal out tooth decay

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Public Health. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1866
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A sealant is a clear or coloured plastic that a dentist, dental hygienist, or dental assistant puts on the chewing surfaces of your back teeth (molars). This is where most decay happens. This pamphlet explains what causes cavities, what a sealant is, how sealants help, the best time to get them, how long they last, and whether MSI (provincial health care) pays for them. Contact information for the MSI Children's Oral Health Program is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1880, "Protége…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Public Health
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)
Dental Caries
Child
Subjects (LCSH)
Dental caries
Mouth--Care and hygiene
Specialty
Oral Surgery
Abstract
A sealant is a clear or coloured plastic that a dentist, dental hygienist, or dental assistant puts on the chewing surfaces of your back teeth (molars). This is where most decay happens. This pamphlet explains what causes cavities, what a sealant is, how sealants help, the best time to get them, how long they last, and whether MSI (provincial health care) pays for them. Contact information for the MSI Children's Oral Health Program is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1880, "Protégez vos dents grâce à la résine de scellement," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Public Health
Pamphlet Number
1866
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Managing low back pain

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. The BACK Program (Dalhousie University), Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physiotherapy, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Department of Emergency Medicine. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1967
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You are not alone. Back pain is very common. It usually gets better over time without any prescription medication or diagnostic imaging (like an X-ray, MRI, or CT scan). This pamphlet includes some tips to help you manage your back pain at home. It gives exercises you can do when you are having pain (along with pictures to help guide you), information about treatment, what you can do to prevent back pain, and when to contact your primary health care provider, a walk-in clinic, or a mobile clini…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. The BACK Program (Dalhousie University)
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physiotherapy
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Department of Emergency Medicine
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)
Low Back Pain - prevention and control
Subjects (LCSH)
Backache
Backache--Patients--Rehabilitation
Abstract
You are not alone. Back pain is very common. It usually gets better over time without any prescription medication or diagnostic imaging (like an X-ray, MRI, or CT scan). This pamphlet includes some tips to help you manage your back pain at home. It gives exercises you can do when you are having pain (along with pictures to help guide you), information about treatment, what you can do to prevent back pain, and when to contact your primary health care provider, a walk-in clinic, or a mobile clinic, or go to the nearest Emergency Department. Contact information for Physiotherapy Services at Nova Scotia Health is included. The French version of this pamphlet 2189, "Traitement de la lombalgie (mal au bas du dos)," is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: The BACK Program (Dalhousie University), Physiotherapy (Nova Scotia Health) and Department of Emergency Medicine (Nova Scotia Health)
Pamphlet Number
1967
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Seniors Community Health Team

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Fishermen's Memorial Hospital. Seniors Community Health Team. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2036
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The Seniors Community Health Team is a team of health care providers dedicated to the health, safety, and wellbeing of seniors. They visit seniors in their homes in Lunenburg and Queens Counties. The goal of the program is to help to improve seniors' quality of life, and help them to stay healthy and independent, at home and in the community. Topics include: what the team does, who is eligible, and how to get a referral. Contact information is included.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Fishermen's Memorial Hospital. Seniors Community Health Team
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)
Health Services for the Aged
Home Care Services
Subjects (LCSH)
Preventive health services for older people
Community health services for older people
Abstract
The Seniors Community Health Team is a team of health care providers dedicated to the health, safety, and wellbeing of seniors. They visit seniors in their homes in Lunenburg and Queens Counties. The goal of the program is to help to improve seniors' quality of life, and help them to stay healthy and independent, at home and in the community. Topics include: what the team does, who is eligible, and how to get a referral. Contact information is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Seniors Community Health Team, Fishermen's Memorial Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2036
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Physiotherapy services in Nova Scotia

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physiotherapy Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1438
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This pamphlet gives information on physiotherapy services available in Nova Scotia. Topics include how physiotherapy can help you, and how to pay for this service. Contact information for the Nova Scotia Physiotherapy Association and the Nova Scotia College of Physiotherapists is provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2105, "Services de physiothérapie en Nouvelle-Écosse", is also available.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Physiotherapy Services
Alternate Title
Physio services in NS
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)
Physical Therapy Modalities
Subjects (LCSH)
Physical therapy
Specialty
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Abstract
This pamphlet gives information on physiotherapy services available in Nova Scotia. Topics include how physiotherapy can help you, and how to pay for this service. Contact information for the Nova Scotia Physiotherapy Association and the Nova Scotia College of Physiotherapists is provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2105, "Services de physiothérapie en Nouvelle-Écosse", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Physiotherapy Services, with the Nova Scotia Physiotherapy Association and the Canadian Physiotherapy Association
Pamphlet Number
1438
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Ethics tool (rack card)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics Leads Group. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2084
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When you or someone you care about is sick or hurt, it can be hard to figure out what to do. This tool can help if you are not sure of the right thing to do, or you are wondering how to talk with the health care team about what is important to you or your loved one. A link to the tool and contact information for Ethics Nova Scotia Health is included. ; The French version of this pamphlet 2143, "Outil d’éthique pour les patients et les familles", is also available. ; The Arabic version of this p…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics Leads Group
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)
Ethics
Subjects (LCSH)
Ethics
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
When you or someone you care about is sick or hurt, it can be hard to figure out what to do. This tool can help if you are not sure of the right thing to do, or you are wondering how to talk with the health care team about what is important to you or your loved one. A link to the tool and contact information for Ethics Nova Scotia Health is included.
The French version of this pamphlet 2143, "Outil d’éthique pour les patients et les familles", is also available.
The Arabic version of this pamphlet 2154, is also available.
The Simplified Chinese version of this pamphlet 2169, is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Patient and family ethics tool
Responsibility
Prepared by: Ethics Leads Group, Nova Scotia Health
Pamphlet Number
2084
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Outil d’éthique

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics Leads Group. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2143
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Lorsque vous ou l’un·e de vos proches êtes malade ou blessé·e, il peut être difficile de savoir quoi faire. Cet outil peut vous aider si vous avez des doutes quant à la bonne chose à faire ou si vous vous demandez comment parler avec l'équipe de soins de santé de ce qui est important pour vous ou votre proche. Un lien vers l’outil et les coordonnées des services d’éthique de Santé Nouvelle-Écosse sont fournis. ; This is the French translation of "Ethics Tool (rack card)", pamphlet 2084. When yo…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics Leads Group
Alternate Title
Ethics tool (rack card)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Ethics
Subjects (LCSH)
Ethics
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
Lorsque vous ou l’un·e de vos proches êtes malade ou blessé·e, il peut être difficile de savoir quoi faire. Cet outil peut vous aider si vous avez des doutes quant à la bonne chose à faire ou si vous vous demandez comment parler avec l'équipe de soins de santé de ce qui est important pour vous ou votre proche. Un lien vers l’outil et les coordonnées des services d’éthique de Santé Nouvelle-Écosse sont fournis.
This is the French translation of "Ethics Tool (rack card)", pamphlet 2084. When you or someone you care about is sick or hurt, it can be hard to figure out what to do. This tool can help if you are not sure of the right thing to do, or you are wondering how to talk with the health care team about what is important to you or your loved one. A link to the tool and contact information for Ethics Nova Scotia Health is included.
The Arabic translation of this pamphlet 2153, is also available.
The Simplified Chinese version of this pamphlet 2169, is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Outil d’éthique pour les patients et les familles
Responsibility
Prepared by: Ethics Leads Group, Nova Scotia Health
Pamphlet Number
2143
Less detail
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics Leads Group. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2154
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This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 2084. When you or someone you care about is sick or hurt, it can be hard to figure out what to do. This tool can help if you are not sure of the right thing to do, or you are wondering how to talk with the health care team about what is important to you or your loved one. A link to the tool and contact information for Ethics Nova Scotia Health is included. ; The French version of this pamphlet 2143, "Outil d’éthique pour les patients et les …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics Leads Group.
Alternate Title
Ethics tool (rack card)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Arabic
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Ethics
Subjects (LCSH)
Ethics
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 2084. When you or someone you care about is sick or hurt, it can be hard to figure out what to do. This tool can help if you are not sure of the right thing to do, or you are wondering how to talk with the health care team about what is important to you or your loved one. A link to the tool and contact information for Ethics Nova Scotia Health is included.
The French version of this pamphlet 2143, "Outil d’éthique pour les patients et les familles", is also available.
The Simplified Chinese version of this pamphlet 2169, is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Patient and family ethics tool
Responsibility
Prepared by: Ethics Leads Group, Nova Scotia Health
Pamphlet Number
2154
Less detail
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics Leads Group. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2169
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This is a Simplified Chinese translation of the English pamphlet 2084. When you or someone you care about is sick or hurt, it can be hard to figure out what to do. This tool can help if you are not sure of the right thing to do, or you are wondering how to talk with the health care team about what is important to you or your loved one. A link to the tool and contact information for Ethics Nova Scotia Health is included. ; The French translation of this pamphlet 2143, "Outil d'éthique pour les p…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics Leads Group
Alternate Title
Ethics tool (rack card)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Simplified Chinese
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Ethics
Subjects (LCSH)
Ethics
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
This is a Simplified Chinese translation of the English pamphlet 2084. When you or someone you care about is sick or hurt, it can be hard to figure out what to do. This tool can help if you are not sure of the right thing to do, or you are wondering how to talk with the health care team about what is important to you or your loved one. A link to the tool and contact information for Ethics Nova Scotia Health is included.
The French translation of this pamphlet 2143, "Outil d'éthique pour les patients et les familles" is also available.
The Arabic version of this pamphlet 2154, is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Patient and family ethics tool
Responsibility
Prepared by: Ethics Leads Group, Nova Scotia Health
Pamphlet Number
2169
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Financial matters

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
4024
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Getting sick can be stressful in many ways. For some people, being sick has a big impact on their finances. Knowing your options and understanding how they work can help. This pamphlet explains what Short Term Illness (STI) and Long Term Disability (LTD) are, whether you can get help from Employment Insurance (EI), what the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Disability Benefit is, and what Income Assistance (IA) is. If you feel you have tried all options and are still having trouble meeting your financi…
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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
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Financial Support
Government Programs
Health Care Costs
Subjects (LCSH)
Government aid--Nova Scotia
Medical care, Cost of
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Getting sick can be stressful in many ways. For some people, being sick has a big impact on their finances. Knowing your options and understanding how they work can help. This pamphlet explains what Short Term Illness (STI) and Long Term Disability (LTD) are, whether you can get help from Employment Insurance (EI), what the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Disability Benefit is, and what Income Assistance (IA) is. If you feel you have tried all options and are still having trouble meeting your financial needs, contact information for support is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4024
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Medicine coverage

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
4028
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There are two types of medications that you may need during your cancer care: drugs to treat your cancer and drugs to support your cancer care and deal with side effects. You may be worried about how much you will have to pay for cancer medications. This pamphlet explains what support is available if you don't have an insurance plan, how to find out if your insurance plan or Nova Scotia Pharmacare plan will cover your medications, what you can do if your medications are not covered, and whether…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Alternate Title
Medication coverage
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Care Costs
Insurance, Health
Insurance, Pharmaceutical Services
Subjects (LCSH)
Health insurance
Medical care, Cost of
Pharmaceutical services insurance
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
There are two types of medications that you may need during your cancer care: drugs to treat your cancer and drugs to support your cancer care and deal with side effects. You may be worried about how much you will have to pay for cancer medications. This pamphlet explains what support is available if you don't have an insurance plan, how to find out if your insurance plan or Nova Scotia Pharmacare plan will cover your medications, what you can do if your medications are not covered, and whether the Canadian Cancer Society helps with drug costs. Contact information for more support is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4028
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Changing a one-piece colostomy or ileostomy pouch : Western Zone

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Western Zone. Enterostomal Therapists. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2230
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This double-sided sheet lists the supplies you will need and gives step-by-step instructions to help you change a one-piece colostomy or ileostomy pouch. Contact information for the NSWOC (Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence) Clinic is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Western Zone. Enterostomal Therapists
Alternate Title
Changing a 1-piece colostomy or ileostomy pouch : Western Zone
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)
Colostomy
Ileostomy
Subjects (LCSH)
Colostomy
Ileostomy
Specialty
Digestive System
Abstract
This double-sided sheet lists the supplies you will need and gives step-by-step instructions to help you change a one-piece colostomy or ileostomy pouch. Contact information for the NSWOC (Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence) Clinic is included.
Notes
Previous title: Changing a one-piece colostomy/ileostomy pouch : Western Zone
Responsibility
Prepared by: Enterostomal Therapists, Western Zone
Pamphlet Number
2230
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Changing a two-piece colostomy or ileostomy pouch : Western Zone

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37484
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Western Zone. Enterostomal Therapists. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2231
Available Online
View Pamphlet
This double-sided sheet lists the supplies you will need and gives step-by-step instructions to help you change a two-piece colostomy or ileostomy pouch. Contact information for the NSWOC (Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence) Clinic is included.
Available Online
View Pamphlet
Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Western Zone. Enterostomal Therapists
Alternate Title
Changing a 2-piece colostomy or ileostomy pouch : Western Zone
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)
Colostomy
Ileostomy
Subjects (LCSH)
Colostomy
Ileostomy
Specialty
Digestive System
Abstract
This double-sided sheet lists the supplies you will need and gives step-by-step instructions to help you change a two-piece colostomy or ileostomy pouch. Contact information for the NSWOC (Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence) Clinic is included.
Notes
Previous title: Changing a two-piece colostomy/ileostomy pouch : Western Zone
Responsibility
Prepared by: Enterostomal Therapists, Western Zone
Pamphlet Number
2231
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Psychosocial support when coping with cancer

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
4021
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Cancer affects more than your body. It impacts many areas of your life. Many people with cancer find that talking with a Psychosocial Oncology health care professional can be helpful. Psychosocial Oncology health care professionals provide psychotherapy, counselling, and other supports for individuals dealing with cancer. You can access services on your own, or with members of your family or other support persons. Services may be offered in person, on the phone or by virtual care. This pamphlet…
Available Online
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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
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms
Psychotherapy
Counseling
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer
Psychotherapy
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Cancer affects more than your body. It impacts many areas of your life. Many people with cancer find that talking with a Psychosocial Oncology health care professional can be helpful. Psychosocial Oncology health care professionals provide psychotherapy, counselling, and other supports for individuals dealing with cancer. You can access services on your own, or with members of your family or other support persons. Services may be offered in person, on the phone or by virtual care. This pamphlet explains how Psychosocial Oncology Services can help. If you would like to talk to a Psychosocial Oncology health care professional, ask your Cancer Care Team to refer you. Contact information to self-refer is also provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4021
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