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[Colonoscopy : VG site]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1479
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This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 0211. A colonoscopy is an exam of the large bowel (also known as the large intestine or colon). The doctor uses a special tube (endoscope) with a small light and camera on the end that bends to look for any changes on the inside of your large bowel. This pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is done, what polyps are, care after the test, and possible complications. If you are given sedation, you must not do certain acti…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit
Alternate Title
Colonoscopy : Victoria General site
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Arabic
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Colonoscopy
Colon
Endoscopes
Subjects (LCSH)
Colonoscopy
Colon
Endoscopes
Abstract
This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 0211. A colonoscopy is an exam of the large bowel (also known as the large intestine or colon). The doctor uses a special tube (endoscope) with a small light and camera on the end that bends to look for any changes on the inside of your large bowel. This pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is done, what polyps are, care after the test, and possible complications. If you are given sedation, you must not do certain activities for 24 hours after the test.
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Prepared by: GI Unit, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1479
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Stool collection for clostridium difficile (C. diff) : South Shore Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1984
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Step-by-step instructions are provided to collect a stool (poop) sample to test for C. diff. Special rules you must follow for 5 days before you collect your stool are listed. Locations for drop-offs are included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. South Shore Regional Hospital. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
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)
Clostridium difficile
Clostridium Infections - diagnosis
Feces - microbiology
Specimen Handling
Subjects (LCSH)
Diagnostic specimens
Feces--Microbiology
Clostridium difficile
Clostridium diseases
Abstract
Step-by-step instructions are provided to collect a stool (poop) sample to test for C. diff. Special rules you must follow for 5 days before you collect your stool are listed. Locations for drop-offs are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, South Shore Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
1984
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Comment appliquer votre onguent stéroïde

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Gynecolposcopy Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2111
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Le feuillet fournit des instructions pour l’application d’un onguent stéroïde sur la vulve pour traiter votre maladie de peau. Un diagramme est présenté pour vous indiquer exactement où appliquer l’onguent. Des conseils et des directives sont fournis. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "How to Apply Your Steroid Ointment" pamphlet 1607. This 1-page sheet outlines instructions for applying steroid ointment to your vulva to treat your particular skin condition. A diagram is provided to sh…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Gynecolposcopy Clinic
Alternate Title
How to apply your steroid ointment
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Vulvar Diseases - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Vulva--Diseases
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
Le feuillet fournit des instructions pour l’application d’un onguent stéroïde sur la vulve pour traiter votre maladie de peau. Un diagramme est présenté pour vous indiquer exactement où appliquer l’onguent. Des conseils et des directives sont fournis.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "How to Apply Your Steroid Ointment" pamphlet 1607. This 1-page sheet outlines instructions for applying steroid ointment to your vulva to treat your particular skin condition. A diagram is provided to show you exactly where to apply the ointment. Tips to remember and special instructions are given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Gynecolposcopy Clinic
Pamphlet Number
2111
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Parking for patients : QEII Cancer Care Program (Halifax)

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
4019
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This pamphlet gives information about parking for patients of the Cancer Care Program at the Victoria General (VG) site of the QEII in Halifax. Topics include whether there are special parking rates for cancer patients, and how much it costs to park in the VG site lots. Contact numbers for more information are included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Alternate Title
Parking for patients : Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre Cancer Care Program (Halifax)
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)
Cancer Care Facilities
Parking Facilities
Subjects (LCSH)
Health facilities--Halifax (N.S.)
Hospital parking facilities--Halifax (N.S.)
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
This pamphlet gives information about parking for patients of the Cancer Care Program at the Victoria General (VG) site of the QEII in Halifax. Topics include whether there are special parking rates for cancer patients, and how much it costs to park in the VG site lots. Contact numbers for more information are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4019
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Fistulogram : Cape Breton Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2283
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A fistulogram is a special X-ray. A colourless contrast (X-ray dye) will be injected into your blood vessels using an IV (intravenous line). This dye will help your health care tream see your dialysis access (fistula). The test will take about 15 to 30 minutes. The pamphlet describes getting ready for the X-ray, how the test is done, and care after. Risks and a list of symptoms to watch for are provided.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
X-Rays
Fistula
Subjects (LCSH)
X-rays
Fistula
Specialty
Diagnostic Imaging
Nephrology
Abstract
A fistulogram is a special X-ray. A colourless contrast (X-ray dye) will be injected into your blood vessels using an IV (intravenous line). This dye will help your health care tream see your dialysis access (fistula). The test will take about 15 to 30 minutes. The pamphlet describes getting ready for the X-ray, how the test is done, and care after. Risks and a list of symptoms to watch for are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program, Cape Breton Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2283
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Fistuloplasty : Cape Breton Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2284
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A fistuloplasty is a non-surgical procedure used to open blocked or narrowed blood vessel in your fistula. The blood vessel is stretched with a special balloon. The pamphlet outlines who will do your procedure, where it is done, how long you will be at the hospital, how to get ready, and how the procedure is done. What happens after, risks, and a list of symptoms to watch for are provided.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Fistula - radiography
Balloon Occlusion
Radiography, Interventional - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Fistula
Therapeutic embolization
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
A fistuloplasty is a non-surgical procedure used to open blocked or narrowed blood vessel in your fistula. The blood vessel is stretched with a special balloon. The pamphlet outlines who will do your procedure, where it is done, how long you will be at the hospital, how to get ready, and how the procedure is done. What happens after, risks, and a list of symptoms to watch for are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program, Cape Breton Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2284
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[Flexible sigmoidoscopy]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1478
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This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 0188. A flexible sigmoidoscopy is a test of part of the lower bowel (also known as the lower large intestine or the sigmoid). The doctor uses a special tube (endoscope) with a small light and camera on the end that bends to look at the inside of your lower bowel and rectum. This pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is doen, and care after the test. Possible complications and symptoms requiring immediate medical attenti…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. GI Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Arabic
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Sigmoidoscopy
Colon
Endoscopes, Gastrointestinal
Subjects (LCSH)
Sigmoidoscopy
Colon
Endoscopes
Specialty
Gastrointestinal System
Abstract
This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 0188. A flexible sigmoidoscopy is a test of part of the lower bowel (also known as the lower large intestine or the sigmoid). The doctor uses a special tube (endoscope) with a small light and camera on the end that bends to look at the inside of your lower bowel and rectum. This pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is doen, and care after the test. Possible complications and symptoms requiring immediate medical attention after the test are noted. If sedation is given, you must avoid certain activities for 24 hours.
Responsibility
Prepared by: GI Unit, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1478
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Grief : coping with challenges

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legacy of Life and Critical Care Organ Donation. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
0977
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The death of someone important to you brings many changes in your life. As you adjust and respond to these changes, you will face challenges. Please remember: you are not alone. This pamphlet includes practical suggestions about dealing with common challenges you may face when you are grieving. Topics include making decisions, financial affairs, personal effects, memories of recent events, certain rooms or places, changes in relationships, special dates and events, dreams and visitations, looki…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legacy of Life and Critical Care Organ Donation
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Bereavement
Grief
Subjects (LCSH)
Death
Grief
Specialty
Palliative Care
Abstract
The death of someone important to you brings many changes in your life. As you adjust and respond to these changes, you will face challenges. Please remember: you are not alone. This pamphlet includes practical suggestions about dealing with common challenges you may face when you are grieving. Topics include making decisions, financial affairs, personal effects, memories of recent events, certain rooms or places, changes in relationships, special dates and events, dreams and visitations, looking after your health, sleep, and eating. The French version of this pamphlet 2147, "Deuil : surmonter les difficultés", is also available.
Responsibility
Created by: Victoria Hospice, modified with permission. Adapted by: Legacy of Life and Critical Care Organ Donation
Pamphlet Number
0977
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Macular degeneration

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0460
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The retina is a very thin delicate tissue at the back of the eye that turns light into images. The macula is the very small central area of your retina. It gives you the central vision needed to do things like reading, watching TV, and seeing faces. There are 2 types of age-related macular degeneration (AMD): dry and wet. With dry AMD, changes happen slowly over months or years. There is no treatment for dry AMD. With wet (also called ‘exudative’) AMD, changes often happen quickly. It is possib…
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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
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Macular Degeneration
Subjects (LCSH)
Retinal degeneration
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
The retina is a very thin delicate tissue at the back of the eye that turns light into images. The macula is the very small central area of your retina. It gives you the central vision needed to do things like reading, watching TV, and seeing faces. There are 2 types of age-related macular degeneration (AMD): dry and wet. With dry AMD, changes happen slowly over months or years. There is no treatment for dry AMD. With wet (also called ‘exudative’) AMD, changes often happen quickly. It is possible to treat wet AMD. Topics include: causes, treatment, risks, what the injection feels like, what to expect after the injection, special precautions after an injection, and things you can do to help your condition. A list of symptoms requiring attention by your eye doctor is included. The French version of this pamphlet, 1678 "La dégénérescence maculaire", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0460
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Caring for a pleural catheter : a guide for patients and their caregivers

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Division of Thoracic Surgery, Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Unit 6A, Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Division of Respirology. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
4014
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This guide will help you care for your pleural catheter. Your nurse will review this information with you before you leave the hospital. This pamphlet explains what a pleural effusion is, how it is treated, draining, problems with draining, signs of infection, and what to do if you have signs of infection. Information on who to call if you have questions is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Division of Thoracic Surgery
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Unit 6A
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Division of Respirology
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 (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms
Pleural Effusion, Malignant
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer
Pleural effusions
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
This guide will help you care for your pleural catheter. Your nurse will review this information with you before you leave the hospital. This pamphlet explains what a pleural effusion is, how it is treated, draining, problems with draining, signs of infection, and what to do if you have signs of infection. Information on who to call if you have questions is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Division of Thoracic Surgery and VG 6A with special thanks to Dr. Simon Houston, Division of Respirology; Approved by: Nova Scotia Cancer Patient Education Committee
Pamphlet Number
4014
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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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Cathétérisme cardiaque droit

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiac Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1913
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Le cathétérisme cardiaque droit est un examen effectué pour vérifier le fonctionnement de votre muscle cardiaque. Ce test aide votre médecin à trouver la cause de votre problème cardiaque et à vous recommander un traitement. La présente brochure explique comment vous préparer pour le test, la façon dont il est fait, les risques qui s’y rattachent et les soins à dispenser après l’intervention. Les symptômes qui exigent des soins médicaux sont précisés. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Cardiac Services
Alternate Title
Right heart catheterization
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiac Catheterization
Heart
Subjects (LCSH)
Catheterization
Heart function tests
Specialty
Cardiovascular System
Abstract
Le cathétérisme cardiaque droit est un examen effectué pour vérifier le fonctionnement de votre muscle cardiaque. Ce test aide votre médecin à trouver la cause de votre problème cardiaque et à vous recommander un traitement. La présente brochure explique comment vous préparer pour le test, la façon dont il est fait, les risques qui s’y rattachent et les soins à dispenser après l’intervention. Les symptômes qui exigent des soins médicaux sont précisés.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Right Heart Catheterization" pamphlet 0392. A right heart catheterization is a special test used to find out how well your heart muscle is working. This test will help your doctor find the cause of your heart problem and recommend your treatment. This pamphlet explains how to get ready for your test, how the test is done, risks and care after your test. Symptoms needing medical attention are listed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiac Services, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1913
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La méthadone pour traiter la douleur chronique

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pain Management Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2193
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La méthadone est un analgésique opioïde (antidouleur). Elle est souvent utilisée pour gérer la douleur chronique. Ce dépliant explique comment et à quelle fréquence vous devez prendre la méthadone, ce qu’il faut faire si vous manquez une dose, comment conserver ce médicament et les précautions spéciales à prendre. Il décrit les effets secondaires et quand vous devez appeler votre fournisseur de soins primaires ou l’unité de traitement de la douleur. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of th…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Pain Management Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Methadone
Analgesics, Opioid
Pain Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Methadone hydrochloride
Analgesics
Pain--Treatment
Abstract
La méthadone est un analgésique opioïde (antidouleur). Elle est souvent utilisée pour gérer la douleur chronique. Ce dépliant explique comment et à quelle fréquence vous devez prendre la méthadone, ce qu’il faut faire si vous manquez une dose, comment conserver ce médicament et les précautions spéciales à prendre. Il décrit les effets secondaires et quand vous devez appeler votre fournisseur de soins primaires ou l’unité de traitement de la douleur.
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 0686, "Using Methadone for Chronic Pain". Methadone is an opioid analgesic (painkiller). It is often used to manage chronic pain. This pamphlet explains how to take methadone, when to take it, and what to do if you miss a dose. Special precautions, side effects, storage instructions, and a list of symptoms that require a call to your primary health care provider's office or the Pain Management Unit are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pain Management Unit
Pamphlet Number
2193
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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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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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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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Deuil : surmonter les difficultés

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legacy of Life and Critical Care Organ Donation. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2147
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La mort d'un proche entraîne de nombreux changements dans votre vie. En vous adaptant et en réagissant à ces changements, vous serez confronté à des défis. Rappelez-vous que vous n’êtes pas seul. Ce dépliant contient des suggestions pratiques pour faire face aux difficultés courantes auxquelles vous pourriez faire face en période de deuil. Les sujets traités comprennent la prise de décisions, les affaires financières, les effets personnels, les souvenirs d'événements récents, certaines pièces o…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legacy of Life and Critical Care Organ Donation
Alternate Title
Grief : coping with challenges
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Bereavement
Grief
Subjects (LCSH)
Death
Grief
Specialty
Palliative Care
Abstract
La mort d'un proche entraîne de nombreux changements dans votre vie. En vous adaptant et en réagissant à ces changements, vous serez confronté à des défis. Rappelez-vous que vous n’êtes pas seul. Ce dépliant contient des suggestions pratiques pour faire face aux difficultés courantes auxquelles vous pourriez faire face en période de deuil. Les sujets traités comprennent la prise de décisions, les affaires financières, les effets personnels, les souvenirs d'événements récents, certaines pièces ou certains endroits, les changements dans les relations, les dates et événements spéciaux, les rêves et manifestations de la personne décédée, votre santé, le sommeil et l'alimentation.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "Grief: Coping with Challenges" pamphlet 0977. The death of someone important to you brings many changes in your life. As you adjust and respond to these changes, you will face challenges. Please remember: you are not alone. This pamphlet includes practical suggestions about dealing with common challenges you may face when you are grieving. Topics include making decisions, financial affairs, personal effects, memories of recent events, certain rooms or places, changes in relationships, special dates and events, dreams and visitations, looking after your health, sleep, and eating.
Responsibility
Created by: Victoria Hospice, modified with permission. Adapted by: Legacy of Life and Critical Care Organ Donation
Pamphlet Number
2147
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La dégénérescence maculaire

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1678
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La rétine est une membrane fine et délicate à l’arrière de l’œil. Elle transforme la lumière en images. La macula est la partie centrale et toute petite de la rétine. Elle vous donne la vision centrale nécessaire pour faire des choses comme lire, regarder la télé et voir les visages. Il existe deux formes de dégénérescence maculaire liée à l’âge (DMLA) : la forme sèche et la forme humide. Dans le cas de la dégénérescence maculaire sèche, les changements se produisent lentement, durant des mois …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Eye Care Centre
Alternate Title
Macular degeneration
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Macular Degeneration
Subjects (LCSH)
Retinal degeneration
Specialty
Ophthalmology
Abstract
La rétine est une membrane fine et délicate à l’arrière de l’œil. Elle transforme la lumière en images. La macula est la partie centrale et toute petite de la rétine. Elle vous donne la vision centrale nécessaire pour faire des choses comme lire, regarder la télé et voir les visages. Il existe deux formes de dégénérescence maculaire liée à l’âge (DMLA) : la forme sèche et la forme humide. Dans le cas de la dégénérescence maculaire sèche, les changements se produisent lentement, durant des mois ou des années. Il n'y a aucun traitement pour la DMLA de forme sèche. Dans le cas de la forme humide (dite aussi exsudative) de la DMLA, les changements se produisent souvent de façon rapide. Il est possible de traiter cette forme de DMLA. Sujets abordés : causes, traitement, injections, risques, sensation provoquée par les injections, suites des injections, précautions particulières à prendre après les injections et choses à faire pour aider votre situation. On y trouve aussi une liste de symptômes exigeant l’attention de votre spécialiste des yeux.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet, 0460, "Macular Degeneration". The retina is a very thin delicate tissue at the back of the eye that turns light into images. The macula is the very small central area of your retina. It gives you the central vision needed to do things like reading, watching TV, and seeing faces. There are 2 types of age-related macular degeneration (AMD): dry and wet. With dry AMD, changes happen slowly over months or years. There is no treatment for dry AMD. With wet (also called ‘exudative’) AMD, changes often happen quickly. It is possible to treat wet AMD. Topics include: causes, treatment, risks, what the injection feels like, what to expect after the injection, special precautions after an injection, and things you can do to help your condition. A list of symptoms requiring attention by your eye doctor is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
1678
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