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Patient passport : gynecologic oncology surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2024.
Pamphlet Number
4001
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This pamphlet gives information about your gynecologic oncology surgery. There is space for you to fill in information for you and your health care team. Please bring this passport with you to your pre-admission appointment and on the day of your surgery.
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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
2024
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (13 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Genital Neoplasms, Female - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Generative organs, Female--Cancer--Surgery
Specialty
Gynecology
Abstract
This pamphlet gives information about your gynecologic oncology surgery. There is space for you to fill in information for you and your health care team. Please bring this passport with you to your pre-admission appointment and on the day of your surgery.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care ProgramProgram, modified from and with many thanks to the IWK patient passport, in conjunction with the RECOVER Study.
Pamphlet Number
4001
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Lumbar puncture : Halifax Infirmary

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Halifax Infirmary. Minor Procedures. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0422
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This test is sometimes called a spinal tap. There is a space around your spinal cord that is filled with fluid. In a lumbar puncture, a small amount of fluid is taken from this space. The cells in the fluid are studied under a microscope in a lab to check for any problems. This pamphlet explains what a lumbar puncture is, how long it takes, how the test is done, and what will happen after the test. A list of symptoms that require medical attention is included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Halifax Infirmary. Minor Procedures
Alternate Title
Spinal tap
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)
Spinal Puncture
Nervous System Diseases - diagnosis
Subjects (LCSH)
Spine--Puncture
Nervous system--Diseases--Diagnosis
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
This test is sometimes called a spinal tap. There is a space around your spinal cord that is filled with fluid. In a lumbar puncture, a small amount of fluid is taken from this space. The cells in the fluid are studied under a microscope in a lab to check for any problems. This pamphlet explains what a lumbar puncture is, how long it takes, how the test is done, and what will happen after the test. A list of symptoms that require medical attention is included.
Notes
Previous title: Lumbar Puncture (LP)
Responsibility
Prepared by: Minor Procedures, HI
Pamphlet Number
0422
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Recovery after a mild stroke

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Stroke Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1455
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A stroke happens when there is a loss of blood flow to the brain. This causes brain cells to die. Your symptoms after a stroke will depend on where your brain was damaged and the size of the damaged area. The blood supply to the brain can be cut off in 2 ways. When a blood clot forms on or in the wall of a blood vessel and stops blood from getting to part of the brain, it is called an ischemic stroke (or brain infarct). When a blood vessel bursts, causing bleeding in and/or around the brain, it…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Stroke Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (14 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Cerebrovascular Disorders
Ischemic Attack, Transient
Stroke - rehabilitation
Subjects (LCSH)
Cerebrovascular disease
Transient ischemic attack
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
A stroke happens when there is a loss of blood flow to the brain. This causes brain cells to die. Your symptoms after a stroke will depend on where your brain was damaged and the size of the damaged area. The blood supply to the brain can be cut off in 2 ways. When a blood clot forms on or in the wall of a blood vessel and stops blood from getting to part of the brain, it is called an ischemic stroke (or brain infarct). When a blood vessel bursts, causing bleeding in and/or around the brain, it is called a hemorrhagic stroke (or brain hemorrhage). This pamphlet explains some of the common symptoms after a mild stroke, and answers questions like how long your symptoms will last, when you can drive again, what your chance is of having another stroke, and what you can do to prevent another stroke. The Heart and Stroke Foundation's website is included for more information.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Stroke Program
Pamphlet Number
1455
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Lanthanum (Fosrenol) and chronic kidney disease (CKD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1466
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Lanthanum (LAN-tha-num) is a medication used to lower the amount of phosphorus (a mineral that builds strong bones and teeth) in your blood. Lanthanum binds (attaches) to the phosphorus in the foods you eat and stops your body from taking it in. A person with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is less able to remove phosphorus from their body. When there is too much phosphorus in your blood, it pushes calcium out of your bones. This makes your bones weaker. Hemodialysis can remove some of the extra …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic - drug therapy
Renal Dialysis
Lanthanum
Subjects (LCSH)
Chronic renal failure
Kidneys--Diseases--Treatment
Hemodialysis
Abstract
Lanthanum (LAN-tha-num) is a medication used to lower the amount of phosphorus (a mineral that builds strong bones and teeth) in your blood. Lanthanum binds (attaches) to the phosphorus in the foods you eat and stops your body from taking it in. A person with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is less able to remove phosphorus from their body. When there is too much phosphorus in your blood, it pushes calcium out of your bones. This makes your bones weaker. Hemodialysis can remove some of the extra phosphorus, but you may need a medication like lanthanam to remove more. Fosrenol® is the brand name for lanthanum. This pamphlet explains how to take lanthanum, possible side effects, and how to store this medication.
Notes
Previous title: Fosrenol (Lanthanum) and hemodialysis
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1466
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Sevelamer (Renagel) and chronic kidney disease (CKD)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
1464
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Sevelamer (se-VEL-a-mer) is a medication that lowers the amount of phosphorus (a mineral that builds strong bones and teeth) in your blood. Sevelamer binds (attaches) to the phosphorus in the foods you eat and stops your body from taking it in. A person with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is less able to remove phosphorus from their body. When there is too much phosphorus in your blood, it pushes calcium out of your bones. This makes your bones weaker. Hemodialysis can remove some of the extra ph…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Renal Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Sevelamer
Renal Insufficiency, Chronic - drug therapy
Renal Dialysis
Subjects (LCSH)
Hemodialysis
Chronic renal failure
Kidneys--Diseases--Treatment
Abstract
Sevelamer (se-VEL-a-mer) is a medication that lowers the amount of phosphorus (a mineral that builds strong bones and teeth) in your blood. Sevelamer binds (attaches) to the phosphorus in the foods you eat and stops your body from taking it in. A person with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is less able to remove phosphorus from their body. When there is too much phosphorus in your blood, it pushes calcium out of your bones. This makes your bones weaker. Hemodialysis can remove some of the extra phosphorus, but you may need a medication like sevelamer to remove more. Renagel® is one brand name for sevelamer. This pamphlet explains how to take sevelamer, possible side effects, and how to store this medication.
Notes
Previous title: Renagel (Sevelamer) and Hemodialysis
Responsibility
Prepared by: Renal Program
Pamphlet Number
1464
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Eye Care Centre. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
0142
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The space at the front of the eye between the cornea and the iris is called the anterior chamber. Hyphema is when there is blood in the anterior chamber. Bleeding may cause the pressure in your eye to get worse. This can cause permanent vision loss and other serious problems. Hyphema is usually caused by a blunt injury (injury caused by a very strong force). It is very important to follow directions from your health care team to help stop your eye from bleeding again. This pamphlet explains how…
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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 (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hyphema
Subjects (LCSH)
Eye--Wounds and injuries
Abstract
The space at the front of the eye between the cornea and the iris is called the anterior chamber. Hyphema is when there is blood in the anterior chamber. Bleeding may cause the pressure in your eye to get worse. This can cause permanent vision loss and other serious problems. Hyphema is usually caused by a blunt injury (injury caused by a very strong force). It is very important to follow directions from your health care team to help stop your eye from bleeding again. This pamphlet explains how to care for your eye and when to seek medical attention.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Eye Care Centre
Pamphlet Number
0142
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Miscarriage : 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
2009
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There is no right way to feel after a miscarriage. Some people may recover quickly, while others take a long time. Some may cope well at the time, but find the pain of their loss hits them later. You are not alone. About 1 in 4 pregnancies ends in miscarriage, and we do not always know why. Nothing you did or did not do is likely to have caused the miscarriage. This pamphlet answers some common questions you may have and describes what to expect if you experience pregnancy loss. A list of sympt…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Unit
Alternate Title
Pregnancy loss
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)
Abortion, Spontaneous
Hydatidiform Mole
Pregnancy, Ectopic
Subjects (LCSH)
Miscarriage
Molar pregnancy
Ectopic pregnancy
Abstract
There is no right way to feel after a miscarriage. Some people may recover quickly, while others take a long time. Some may cope well at the time, but find the pain of their loss hits them later. You are not alone. About 1 in 4 pregnancies ends in miscarriage, and we do not always know why. Nothing you did or did not do is likely to have caused the miscarriage. This pamphlet answers some common questions you may have and describes what to expect if you experience pregnancy loss. A list of symptoms that need follow-up at the Emergency Department is listed. A list of local resources is provided. The French version of this pamphlet 2201, "Fausse couche : Hôpital régional de Yarmouth", is also available.
Responsibility
dapted with permission from: “Your Miscarriage,” The Miscarriage Association, UK ; adapted by: Women and Children’s Health Unit, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2009
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Independent Living Simulation Suites : Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre. Independent Living Simulation Suite Working Committee. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2054
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There are 2 fully-equipped 1-bedroom Independent Living Simulation (ILS) suites on the 4th floor of the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre. These suites are designed to give you or support persons practice independent or assisted living before you go home. This pamphlet explains the type of life skills that can be practiced in the suites and when the suites can be used. A description of each suite, North Suite and The MacKinnon Family Suite (South), is provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre. Independent Living Simulation Suite Working Committee
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)
Independent Living
Subjects (LCSH)
Congregate housing
Specialty
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Abstract
There are 2 fully-equipped 1-bedroom Independent Living Simulation (ILS) suites on the 4th floor of the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre. These suites are designed to give you or support persons practice independent or assisted living before you go home. This pamphlet explains the type of life skills that can be practiced in the suites and when the suites can be used. A description of each suite, North Suite and The MacKinnon Family Suite (South), is provided.
Notes
Previous title: Independent living simulation suites : Nova Scotia Rehabilitation & Arthritis Centre
Responsibility
Prepared by: ILS Suite Working Committee: NS Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre
Pamphlet Number
2054
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Ethics tool : help with ethical issues

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics Leads Group. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2056
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Ethics Nova Scotia Health supports all patients, families, volunteers, staff, and health care providers when they need help making hard choices or when there is disagreement about what is most important. Ethics is about how we connect our actions and our values. We answer ethics questions by thinking about our values, or what is important to us. When you or someone you care about is sick or hurt, it can be hard to figure out what to do. It may help to figure out what is worrying you or making y…
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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 (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Ethics
Subjects (LCSH)
Ethics
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
Ethics Nova Scotia Health supports all patients, families, volunteers, staff, and health care providers when they need help making hard choices or when there is disagreement about what is most important. Ethics is about how we connect our actions and our values. We answer ethics questions by thinking about our values, or what is important to us. When you or someone you care about is sick or hurt, it can be hard to figure out what to do. It may help to figure out what is worrying you or making you upset. It may also help to think about your choices and talk with others about what is going on. This ethics tool can help you decide what is important and what to do. It includes things to think about when exploring the issue on your own or with others, and a list of ethics resources.
The French translation of this pamphlet 2142, "Outil d'éthique : Aide pour les enjeux d’éthique " is also available.
The Arabic translation of this pamphlet 2153, is also available.
The Chinese translation of this pamphlet 2168, is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Patient and family ethics tool : help with ethical issues
Responsibility
Prepared by: Ethics Leads Group, Nova Scotia Health with support from the Nova Scotia Health Ethics Network Reviewed by: Nova Scotia Health Patient, Family, and Public Advisory Council (PFPAC) Adapted with permission from: IWK Patient and Family Ethics Tool
Pamphlet Number
2056
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Outil d'éthique : aide pour les enjeux d’éthique

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics Leads Group. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2142
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Les services d'éthique de Santé Nouvelle-Écosse (Ethics Nova Scotia Health) offrent du soutien à l'ensemble des patients, des familles, des bénévoles, du personnel et des prestataires de soins de santé lorsque de l'aide est nécessaire pour faire des choix difficiles ou lorsqu'il y a un désaccord sur ce qui est le plus important. L'éthique est la manière dont nous établissons des liens entre nos actions et nos valeurs. Nous répondons aux questions d'éthique en réfléchissant à nos valeurs ou à ce…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics Leads Group.
Alternate Title
Ethics tool : help with ethical issues
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Ethics
Subjects (LCSH)
Ethics
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
Les services d'éthique de Santé Nouvelle-Écosse (Ethics Nova Scotia Health) offrent du soutien à l'ensemble des patients, des familles, des bénévoles, du personnel et des prestataires de soins de santé lorsque de l'aide est nécessaire pour faire des choix difficiles ou lorsqu'il y a un désaccord sur ce qui est le plus important. L'éthique est la manière dont nous établissons des liens entre nos actions et nos valeurs. Nous répondons aux questions d'éthique en réfléchissant à nos valeurs ou à ce qui est important pour nous. Lorsque vous ou l'un·e de vos proches êtes malade ou blessé·e, il peut être difficile de savoir quoi faire. Il pourrait être utile de déterminer ce qui vous inquiète ou vous contrarie. Il peut également être utile de réfléchir aux choix qui s'offrent à vous et de parler avec d'autres personnes de ce qui se passe. Cet outil d'éthique peut vous aider à décider ce qui est important et ce qu'il faut faire. Il comprend des éléments à prendre en considération au moment de réfléchir à la question, seul·e ou avec d'autres, ainsi qu'une liste de ressources en matière d'éthique.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 2056, “Ethics Tool: Help with Ethical Issues”. Ethics Nova Scotia Health supports all patients, families, volunteers, staff, and health care providers when they need help making hard choices or when there is disagreement about what is most important. Ethics is about how we connect our actions and our values. We answer ethics questions by thinking about our values, or what is important to us. When you or someone you care about is sick or hurt, it can be hard to figure out what to do. It may help to figure out what is worrying you or making you upset. It may also help to think about your choices and talk with others about what is going on. This ethics tool can help you decide what is important and what to do. It includes things to think about when exploring the issue on your own or with others, and a list of ethics resources.
The Arabic translation of this pamphlet 2153, is also available.
The Chinese translation of this pamphlet 2168, is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Outil d'éthique pour les patients et les familles : aide pour les enjeux d’éthique
Responsibility
Prepared by: Ethics Leads Group, Nova Scotia Health with support from the Nova Scotia Health Ethics Network Reviewed by: Nova Scotia Health Patient, Family, and Public Advisory Council (PFPAC) Adapted with permission from: IWK Patient and Family Ethics Tool
Pamphlet Number
2142
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[Ethics tool : help with ethical issues]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics Leads Group. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2153
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This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 2056. Ethics Nova Scotia Health supports all patients, families, volunteers, staff, and health care providers when they need help making hard choices or when there is disagreement about what is most important. Ethics is about how we connect our actions and our values. We answer ethics questions by thinking about our values, or what is important to us. When you or someone you care about is sick or hurt, it can be hard to figure out what to do…
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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
Arabic
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Ethics
Subjects (LCSH)
Ethics
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 2056. Ethics Nova Scotia Health supports all patients, families, volunteers, staff, and health care providers when they need help making hard choices or when there is disagreement about what is most important. Ethics is about how we connect our actions and our values. We answer ethics questions by thinking about our values, or what is important to us. When you or someone you care about is sick or hurt, it can be hard to figure out what to do. It may help to figure out what is worrying you or making you upset. It may also help to think about your choices and talk with others about what is going on. This ethics tool can help you decide what is important and what to do. It includes things to think about when exploring the issue on your own or with others, and a list of ethics resources.
The French translation of this pamphlet 2142, "Outil d'éthique : Aide pour les enjeux d’éthique " is also available.
The Chinese translation of this pamphlet 2168, is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Patient and family ethics tool : help with ethical issues
Responsibility
Prepared by: Ethics Leads Group, Nova Scotia Health with support from the Nova Scotia Health Ethics Network Reviewed by: Nova Scotia Health Patient, Family, and Public Advisory Council (PFPAC) Adapted with permission from: IWK Patient and Family Ethics Tool
Pamphlet Number
2153
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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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[Ethics tool : help with ethical issues]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics Leads Group. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2168
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This is a Simplified Chinese translation of the English pamphlet 2056. Ethics Nova Scotia Health supports all patients, families, volunteers, staff, and health care providers when they need help making hard choices or when there is disagreement about what is most important. Ethics is about how we connect our actions and our values. We answer ethics questions by thinking about our values, or what is important to us. When you or someone you care about is sick or hurt, it can be hard to figure out…
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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
Simplified Chinese
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Ethics
Subjects (LCSH)
Ethics
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
This is a Simplified Chinese translation of the English pamphlet 2056. Ethics Nova Scotia Health supports all patients, families, volunteers, staff, and health care providers when they need help making hard choices or when there is disagreement about what is most important. Ethics is about how we connect our actions and our values. We answer ethics questions by thinking about our values, or what is important to us. When you or someone you care about is sick or hurt, it can be hard to figure out what to do. It may help to figure out what is worrying you or making you upset. It may also help to think about your choices and talk with others about what is going on. This ethics tool can help you decide what is important and what to do. It includes things to think about when exploring the issue on your own or with others, and a list of ethics resources.
The French translation of this pamphlet 2142, "Outil d'éthique : Aide pour les enjeux d’éthique " is also available.
The Arabic translation of this pamphlet 2153, is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Patient and family ethics tool : help with ethical issues
Responsibility
Prepared by: Ethics Leads Group, Nova Scotia Health with support from the Nova Scotia Health Ethics Network Reviewed by: Nova Scotia Health Patient, Family, and Public Advisory Council (PFPAC) Adapted with permission from: IWK Patient and Family Ethics Tool
Pamphlet Number
2168
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Getting to treatment

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
4022
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Getting between home and cancer treatment can be hard. In Nova Scotia, there are a few resources that can help. This pamphlet explains where you can get help if you are going to have trouble getting to treatment, what to do if you need accessible transportation, and whether you can claim your expenses on your income taxes. A list of resources is provided. Contact information for more information or help for travel concerns 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
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - therapy
Transportation
Subjects (LCSH)
Cancer--Treatment
Transportation
Specialty
Cancer Care
Abstract
Getting between home and cancer treatment can be hard. In Nova Scotia, there are a few resources that can help. This pamphlet explains where you can get help if you are going to have trouble getting to treatment, what to do if you need accessible transportation, and whether you can claim your expenses on your income taxes. A list of resources is provided. Contact information for more information or help for travel concerns is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Nova Scotia Health Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
4022
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Living kidney donation

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. MOTP Living Kidney Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2333
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There are never enough kidneys donated to do transplants for all the people who need them. Some people wait years for the right kidney to be donated. If you are interested in becoming a living kidney donor, this pamphlet will answer some common questions. Topics include: the benefits of a kidney transplant from a living donor, who can donate, deciding to donate, and how to get started if you want to donate a kidney. Information about the donation process, including evaluation, surgery, recovery…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. MOTP Living Kidney Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (10 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Organ transplantation
Kidney transplantation
Subjects (LCSH)
Donation of organs, tissues, etc.
Kidneys--Transplantation
Specialty
Nephrology
Abstract
There are never enough kidneys donated to do transplants for all the people who need them. Some people wait years for the right kidney to be donated. If you are interested in becoming a living kidney donor, this pamphlet will answer some common questions. Topics include: the benefits of a kidney transplant from a living donor, who can donate, deciding to donate, and how to get started if you want to donate a kidney. Information about the donation process, including evaluation, surgery, recovery, follow-up, and life after the donation, is included. Contact information for Atlantic Canada Living Kidney Donation Programs, as well as a list of resources, is given.
Responsibility
Prepared by: MOTP Living Kidney Program
Pamphlet Number
2333
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After throat surgery : Valley Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. Otolaryngology. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2341
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This pamphlet will help you with your care at home. Topics include: pain, activity, eating and drinking, mouth and throat care, and post-surgery directions for a direct laryngoscopy. There is also space to record your followup appointment and your doctor's contact information.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Valley Regional Hospital. Otolaryngology
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)
Laryngoscopy
Subjects (LCSH)
Laryngoscopy
Abstract
This pamphlet will help you with your care at home. Topics include: pain, activity, eating and drinking, mouth and throat care, and post-surgery directions for a direct laryngoscopy. There is also space to record your followup appointment and your doctor's contact information.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Otolaryngology, Valley Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2341
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Caring for your sutures (stitches) after a minor procedure : Victoria General (VG)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Victoria General Site. General Surgery Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2358
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This pamphlet explains how to care for your sutures (stitches) after a minor procedure. Topics include incision (cut) care, pain, bleeding, infection, and activity. There is space at the end of the pamphlet for your health care team to indicate when your sutures will be removed.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QE II. Victoria General Site. General Surgery Clinic
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)
Sutures
Postoperative Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Sutures
Postoperative care
Specialty
Surgery
Abstract
This pamphlet explains how to care for your sutures (stitches) after a minor procedure. Topics include incision (cut) care, pain, bleeding, infection, and activity. There is space at the end of the pamphlet for your health care team to indicate when your sutures will be removed.
Responsibility
Prepared by: General Surgery Clinic, VG, QE II
Pamphlet Number
2358
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Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiac Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0331
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This test uses sound waves (ultrasound) to take pictures of your heart. During this test, a flexible tube is passed through your mouth, down your throat, and into your esophagus (swallowing tube that connects your mouth and stomach). There is a special probe on the end of the tube. The pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is done, and care after the test.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiac Services
Alternate Title
TEE
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)
Heart function tests
Echocardiography
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart function tests
Echocardiography
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
This test uses sound waves (ultrasound) to take pictures of your heart. During this test, a flexible tube is passed through your mouth, down your throat, and into your esophagus (swallowing tube that connects your mouth and stomach). There is a special probe on the end of the tube. The pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, how the test is done, and care after the test.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiac Services
Pamphlet Number
0331
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Dobutamine stress echocardiogram (DSE)

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams34756
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiac Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
0698
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Your coronary arteries supply blood to your heart. A DSE is done to find out if there are any blockages in these arteries and, if so, how severe they are.This test may be done when the usual tests for this problem cannot be done or have given inconclusive results. The pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, who will do the test, what happens during the test, and what to expect after.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cardiac Services
Alternate Title
DSE
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (4 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Echocardiography
Heart function tests
Subjects (LCSH)
Echocardiography
Heart function tests
Specialty
Cardiovascular system
Abstract
Your coronary arteries supply blood to your heart. A DSE is done to find out if there are any blockages in these arteries and, if so, how severe they are.This test may be done when the usual tests for this problem cannot be done or have given inconclusive results. The pamphlet describes getting ready for the test, who will do the test, what happens during the test, and what to expect after.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Cardiac Services
Pamphlet Number
0698
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Subdural hematoma

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35022
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Neurosurgery. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1156
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The brain is protected by a tough outer covering called the dura. Around the dura, there are many blood vessels that supply blood to the brain. If a blood vessel (usually a vein) is torn below the dura, blood collects between the dura and the brain. This is called a subdural hematoma. This pamphlet explains the different types of subdural hematomas, causes, symptoms, possible tests, treatment, surgery, what will happen after surgery, special situations, possible complications, discharge plannin…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Neurosurgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Hematoma, Subdural
Subjects (LCSH)
Subdural hematoma
Specialty
Nervous System
Abstract
The brain is protected by a tough outer covering called the dura. Around the dura, there are many blood vessels that supply blood to the brain. If a blood vessel (usually a vein) is torn below the dura, blood collects between the dura and the brain. This is called a subdural hematoma. This pamphlet explains the different types of subdural hematomas, causes, symptoms, possible tests, treatment, surgery, what will happen after surgery, special situations, possible complications, discharge planning, and how you will know if the subdural hematoma comes back.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Neurosurgery, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1156
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