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How to avoid safety risks during your hospital stay

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Quality Improvement and Safety. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1696
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At Nova Scotia Health, we believe that safety is everyone’s job. We are committed to providing you with a safe and quality experience while you are here with us. This pamphlet explains your role as a patient or a family member and/or support person(s), and patient safety risks in the hospital. Topics include avoiding infections and falls, understanding your medication(s), preventing pressure injuries, and avoiding medication mistakes. Contact information to provide patient/family feedback is in…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Quality Improvement and Safety
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)
Patient Safety
Hospitalization
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospital care
Patients--Safety measures
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
At Nova Scotia Health, we believe that safety is everyone’s job. We are committed to providing you with a safe and quality experience while you are here with us. This pamphlet explains your role as a patient or a family member and/or support person(s), and patient safety risks in the hospital. Topics include avoiding infections and falls, understanding your medication(s), preventing pressure injuries, and avoiding medication mistakes. Contact information to provide patient/family feedback is included. The French version of this pamphlet 1711, "Priorité aux patients : votre sécurité, votre bien-être" is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Patients first: your safety, your well-being
Responsibility
Prepared by: Quality Improvement and Safety
Pamphlet Number
1696
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L’utilisation des lits d’hôpitaux (prolongation de séjour)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Policy and Planning Acute Medicine Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1759
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La présente publication explique l’utilisation des lits pour les patients qui séjournent à l’hôpital. On y trouve des renseignements sur le processus de planification des congés et sur la politique provinciale sur le prolongement de séjour à l’hôpoital. On y explique aussi ce qui se produit dans une situation de « prolongement de séjour » et où trouver des renseignements sur le soutien nécessaire dans la collectivité. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of "How Hospital Beds Are Used (Overs…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Policy and Planning Acute Medicine Services
Alternate Title
How hospital beds are used (overstay)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Patient Discharge
Hospitals
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospitals--Admission and discharge
Abstract
La présente publication explique l’utilisation des lits pour les patients qui séjournent à l’hôpital. On y trouve des renseignements sur le processus de planification des congés et sur la politique provinciale sur le prolongement de séjour à l’hôpoital. On y explique aussi ce qui se produit dans une situation de « prolongement de séjour » et où trouver des renseignements sur le soutien nécessaire dans la collectivité.
This pamphlet is a French translation of "How Hospital Beds Are Used (Overstay)" pamphlet 1742. This pamphlet explains how beds are used for patients staying in hospital. Information on the discharge planning process and the 'Provincial Overstay Patient Policy' is included. The pamphlet also explains what happens in an 'overstay' situation and where to find information on community support.
Notes
Previous title: L’utilisation des lits d’hôpitaux : Cap-Breton, Guysborough, Antigonish
Responsibility
Prepared by: Policy and Planning Acute Medicine Services
Pamphlet Number
1759
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Making health care decisions for someone else: acting as a substitute decision-maker (SDM)

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legal Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2327
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Sometimes a patient is not able to make decisions about their own health care. This may be because they are very sick or have been seriously injured. When this happens, another person is asked to make health care decisions for them. This person is called a substitute decision-maker. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you are asked to act as a substitute-decision-maker. A list of definitions is also provided. ; The French version of this pamphlet 2359, "Prendre des décisions concernant l…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legal Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Advance Care Planning
Subjects (LCSH)
Advance directives (Medical care)
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
Sometimes a patient is not able to make decisions about their own health care. This may be because they are very sick or have been seriously injured. When this happens, another person is asked to make health care decisions for them. This person is called a substitute decision-maker. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you are asked to act as a substitute-decision-maker. A list of definitions is also provided.
The French version of this pamphlet 2359, "Prendre des décisions concernant les soins de santé d’une personne : Agir à titre de mandataire spécial (MS)," is also available.
The Arabic version of this pamphlet 2349, is also available.
The Simplified Chinese version of this pamphlet 2350, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Ethics Nova Scotia Health
Approved by: Legal Services
Pamphlet Number
2327
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[Making health care decisions for someone else : acting as a substitute decision-maker (SDM)]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2349
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This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 2327. Sometimes a patient is not able to make decisions about their own health care. This may be because they are very sick or have been seriously injured. When this happens, another person is asked to make health care decisions for them. This person is called a substitute decision-maker. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you are asked to act as a substitute-decision-maker. A list of definitions is also provided. ; The French versio…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Arabic
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Advance Care Planning
Subjects (LCSH)
Advance directives (Medical care)
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
This is an Arabic translation of the English pamphlet 2327. Sometimes a patient is not able to make decisions about their own health care. This may be because they are very sick or have been seriously injured. When this happens, another person is asked to make health care decisions for them. This person is called a substitute decision-maker. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you are asked to act as a substitute-decision-maker. A list of definitions is also provided.
The French version of this pamphlet 2359, is also available.
The Simplified Chinese version of this pamphlet 2350, is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Ethics Nova Scotia Health
Pamphlet Number
2349
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[Making health care decisions for someone else : acting as a substitute decision-maker (SDM)]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2350
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This is a Simplified Chinese translation of the English pamphlet 2327. Sometimes a patient is not able to make decisions about their own health care. This may be because they are very sick or have been seriously injured. When this happens, another person is asked to make health care decisions for them. This person is called a substitute decision-maker. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you are asked to act as a substitute-decision-maker. A list of definitions is also provided. ; The Fr…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
Simplified Chinese
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Advance Care Planning
Subjects (LCSH)
Advance directives (Medical care)
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
This is a Simplified Chinese translation of the English pamphlet 2327. Sometimes a patient is not able to make decisions about their own health care. This may be because they are very sick or have been seriously injured. When this happens, another person is asked to make health care decisions for them. This person is called a substitute decision-maker. This pamphlet explains what to expect when you are asked to act as a substitute-decision-maker. A list of definitions is also provided.
The French version of this pamphlet 2359, "Prendre des décisions concernant les soins de santé d’une personne : Agir à titre de mandataire spécial (MS)", is also available.
The Arabic version of this pamphlet 2349 is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Ethics Nova Scotia Health
Pamphlet Number
2350
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Medical Surgical Day Clinic : Cobequid Community Health Centre

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cobequid Community Health Centre. Medical Surgical Day Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1413
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The Medical Surgical Day Clinic (MSDC) is for patients that need followup care after a visit to the Emergency Department at Cobequid Community Health Centre (CCHC). This pamphlet gives specific instructions for what to expect if you are having certain procedures done (e.g., CT scans, ultrasounds, etc.). Instructions for getting ready for certain procedures are given. If you are not able to keep your appointment, please call 902-869-6510.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Cobequid Community Health Centre. Medical Surgical Day Clinic
Alternate Title
MSDC
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Aftercare
Emergency Outpatient Unit
Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospitals--After care
Hospitals--Diagnostic services
Abstract
The Medical Surgical Day Clinic (MSDC) is for patients that need followup care after a visit to the Emergency Department at Cobequid Community Health Centre (CCHC). This pamphlet gives specific instructions for what to expect if you are having certain procedures done (e.g., CT scans, ultrasounds, etc.). Instructions for getting ready for certain procedures are given. If you are not able to keep your appointment, please call 902-869-6510.
Notes
Previous title: Medical Surgical Day Clinic
Responsibility
Prepared by: CCHC Staff
Pamphlet Number
1413
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Mental Health and Addictions Day Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Mental Health and Addictions Day Hospital. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2278
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The Mental Health and Addictions (MHA) Day Hospital cares for people with intense mental health issues or concerns. It supports your recovery through outpatient (day) treatment, group therapy, and helping you stay connected with your loved ones and the community. This pamphlet explains how to take part in Day Hospital programs, how to access the Day Hospital, what care and programs the Day Hospital offers, and who is on your Day Hospital health care team. Information on how long you will take p…
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Mental Health and Addictions Day Hospital
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Mental Health Services
Hospitals, psychiatric
Subjects (LCSH)
Mental health facilities
Hospital care
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
The Mental Health and Addictions (MHA) Day Hospital cares for people with intense mental health issues or concerns. It supports your recovery through outpatient (day) treatment, group therapy, and helping you stay connected with your loved ones and the community. This pamphlet explains how to take part in Day Hospital programs, how to access the Day Hospital, what care and programs the Day Hospital offers, and who is on your Day Hospital health care team. Information on how long you will take part in Day Hospital programs, how your team will decide what care you need, and how you and your loved ones can help with your healing journey is included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Mental Health and Addictions Program
Pamphlet Number
2278
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Mental Health and Addictions Services

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Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program. [Halifax, NS]: Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1683
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Includes local and toll-free phones numbers to call for mental health and addictions support, listed by location. All services are available 24 hours, 7 days a week.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health. Cancer Care Program
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Addiction Medicine
Community Mental Health Services
Subjects (LCSH)
Community mental health services
Hospitals--Substance abuse services
Specialty
Addiction Medicine
Mental Health Services
Psychology
Abstract
Includes local and toll-free phones numbers to call for mental health and addictions support, listed by location. All services are available 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Responsibility
prepared by Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program
Pamphlet Number
1683
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Need a primary health care provider?

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Communications. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1850
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This double-sided brochure gives information on what to do if you do not have access to a primary health care provider (family doctor or nurse practitioner). Contact information, including a website and a phone number, are provided.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Communications
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Health information
Family medicine
Physicians
Subjects (LCSH)
Physician and patient
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
This double-sided brochure gives information on what to do if you do not have access to a primary health care provider (family doctor or nurse practitioner). Contact information, including a website and a phone number, are provided.
Notes
Previous title: Need a family practice?
Responsibility
Prepared by: Communications
Pamphlet Number
1850
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Organ and tissue donation

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legacy of Life Organ Donation Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0470
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Organ and tissue donation can improve or save the lives of many people. A single organ donor can save up to 8 lives. Eye and tissue donors can improve the lives of up to 75 people. Topics include: who can donate, how to register, what happens if you do not register, and who can access your decision. Organs and tissues that can be donated are listed in the pamphlet. The Legacy of Life Organ Donation Program can provide more information. ; The French version of this pamphlet 2218, "Don d’organes …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legacy of Life Organ Donation Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (8 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Organ transplantation
Tissue and Organ Procurement
Subjects (LCSH)
Donation of organs, tissues, etc.
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
Organ and tissue donation can improve or save the lives of many people. A single organ donor can save up to 8 lives. Eye and tissue donors can improve the lives of up to 75 people. Topics include: who can donate, how to register, what happens if you do not register, and who can access your decision. Organs and tissues that can be donated are listed in the pamphlet. The Legacy of Life Organ Donation Program can provide more information.
The French version of this pamphlet 2218, "Don d’organes et de tissus", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Legacy of Life Organ Donation Program
Pamphlet Number
0470
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Orthopedic waitlist surgery

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Orthopedic Clinic. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1406
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This pamphlet explains the information that you need to know if you have been placed on a waitlist for orthopedic surgery. It will help to answer any questions you may have. Topics include getting ready for surgery, day of surgery, after surgery, discharge information, and going home.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Orthopedic Clinic
Alternate Title
Orthopaedic waitlist surgery
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (11 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Orthopedic Procedures
Waiting Lists
Subjects (LCSH)
Orthopedic surgery
Hospitals--Waiting lists
Abstract
This pamphlet explains the information that you need to know if you have been placed on a waitlist for orthopedic surgery. It will help to answer any questions you may have. Topics include getting ready for surgery, day of surgery, after surgery, discharge information, and going home.
Notes
Previous title: Orthpaedic waitlist surgery
Responsibility
Prepared by: Orthopedic Clinic, HI, QEII
Pamphlet Number
1406
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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
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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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Politique de réduction du tabagisme de Santé Nouvelle-Écosse

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Respiratory Therapy Services, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Occupational Health Safety and Wellness. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1548
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Santé Nouvelle-Écosse favorise des milieux sans tabac et sans vapotage pour les patients, les visiteurs et le personnel et veut aider les gens à moins fumer, à cesser de fumer et à demeurer non-fumeurs. Ce dépliant vous donne des renseignements sur les cérémonies de purification par la fumée, l’abandon du tabac et le renvoi à Sans Tabac Nouvelle-Écosse. Il vous donne aussi des conseils au cas où vous décideriez d’essayer de cesser de fumer. Il vous indique aussi comment vous pouvez communiquer …
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Mental Health and Addictions
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Respiratory Therapy Services
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Occupational Health Safety and Wellness
Alternate Title
About Nova Scotia Health’s Smoke and Tobacco Reduction Policy
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Smoking Cessation
Tobacco Use Cessation Products
Subjects (LCSH)
Smoking cessation
Smoking cessation products
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
Santé Nouvelle-Écosse favorise des milieux sans tabac et sans vapotage pour les patients, les visiteurs et le personnel et veut aider les gens à moins fumer, à cesser de fumer et à demeurer non-fumeurs. Ce dépliant vous donne des renseignements sur les cérémonies de purification par la fumée, l’abandon du tabac et le renvoi à Sans Tabac Nouvelle-Écosse. Il vous donne aussi des conseils au cas où vous décideriez d’essayer de cesser de fumer. Il vous indique aussi comment vous pouvez communiquer avec Sans Tabac Nouvelle-Écosse et le programme d’abandon du tabac.
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1547, "About Nova Scotia Health’s Smoke and Tobacco Reduction Policy". Nova Scotia Health promotes a smoke-free, tobacco-free, and vape-free environment for patients, visitors, and staff. Nova Scotia Health is committed to helping people smoke less, stop smoking, and stay smoke-free. This pamphlet provides information about smudging ceremonies, stopping smoking, referral to Tobacco Free Nova Scotia (TFNS), and what to do if you decide you are ready to try to quit tobacco. Contact information for TFNS and the Stop Smoking Program is provided.
Notes
Previous title: Renseignements et ressources pour les patients hospitalisés, les visiteurs et les employés qui fument : région d'Halifax, de la Côte-Est et de West Hants
Responsibility
Prepared by: Mental Health & Addictions, Respiratory Therapy, Occupational Health, Safety & Wellness
Pamphlet Number
1548
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Potential for violent or aggressive behaviour

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. NSHA Emergency Program of Care. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2041
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Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to creating and supporting a work environment that is safe and respectful for all of our staff, patients, and families. To help us meet this commitment, all patients who come to an NSHA Emergency Department for treatment are screened for the potential (possibility) of violence and aggression. If you are identified as showing a potential for violence or aggression, or have demonstrated violence or aggression, we add a note to your health record to…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. NSHA Emergency Program of Care
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Violence - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Violence in hospitals
Abstract
Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to creating and supporting a work environment that is safe and respectful for all of our staff, patients, and families. To help us meet this commitment, all patients who come to an NSHA Emergency Department for treatment are screened for the potential (possibility) of violence and aggression. If you are identified as showing a potential for violence or aggression, or have demonstrated violence or aggression, we add a note to your health record to help us keep you and our staff safe. Frequently asked questions and answers are provided.
Responsibility
Prepared by: NSHA Emergency Program of Care
Pamphlet Number
2041
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Prendre des décisions concernant les soins de santé d’une personne : Agir à titre de mandataire spécial (MS)

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams38210
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics, Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legal Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2359
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Il arrive qu’un patient ne puisse pas prendre de décisions en lien avec ses propres soins de santé, parce qu’il est très malade ou gravement blessé. Dans une telle situation, on demande à une autre personne de prendre ces décisions pour lui. On utilise alors le terme mandataire spécial. Cette brochure explique à quoi s'attendre lorsqu'on vous demande d'agir à titre de mandataire spécial. Une liste de définitions est également fournie. ; This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamph…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Ethics
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Legal Services
Alternate Title
Making health care decisions for someone else: acting as a substitute decision-maker (SDM)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2023
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document (9 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Advance Care Planning
Subjects (LCSH)
Advance directives (Medical care)
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
Il arrive qu’un patient ne puisse pas prendre de décisions en lien avec ses propres soins de santé, parce qu’il est très malade ou gravement blessé. Dans une telle situation, on demande à une autre personne de prendre ces décisions pour lui. On utilise alors le terme mandataire spécial. Cette brochure explique à quoi s'attendre lorsqu'on vous demande d'agir à titre de mandataire spécial. Une liste de définitions est également fournie.
This pamphlet is a French translation of the English pamphlet 2327, "Making Health Care Decisions for Someone Else: Acting as a Substitute Decision Maker (SDM)". 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 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
2359
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Preparing for home : from admission to discharge

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37304
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Quality Improvement and Safety. Patient Experience. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2023.
Pamphlet Number
2173
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When you are admitted to the hospital, you will be given an Estimated Date of Discharge (EDD). This date is when you can expect to go home, depending on how your health improves during your stay. It is important to start planning early for your discharge home. This pamphlet gives information about admission to a hospital inpatient unit, your health care team, what to expect each day, getting ready for discharge, and a list of important information. Information about patient/family feedback and …
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Quality Improvement and Safety. Patient Experience
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)
Hospital admission
Patient Discharge
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospitals--Admission and discharge
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
When you are admitted to the hospital, you will be given an Estimated Date of Discharge (EDD). This date is when you can expect to go home, depending on how your health improves during your stay. It is important to start planning early for your discharge home. This pamphlet gives information about admission to a hospital inpatient unit, your health care team, what to expect each day, getting ready for discharge, and a list of important information. Information about patient/family feedback and space to keep a journal of your hospital stay/illness are included.
The French version of this pamphlet 2290, "Se préparer au retour à la maison : de l’admission à la sortie," is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Preparing for home: from admission to discharge - Northern zone
Responsibility
Prepared by: Patient Experience - Quality Improvement and Safety
Pamphlet Number
2173
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Preventing falls and injuries during your hospital stay

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35652
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Provincial Falls Prevention Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1643
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This pamphlet gives ways to lower your risk of falling while in the hospital. Reasons why you may be at greater risk of falling are listed. Topics include: hospital bed safety, getting up, going to the washroom, and safety reminders. The French version of this pamphlet 1656, "Prévention des chutes et des blessures aux soins de courte durée", is also available.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Provincial Falls Prevention Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospitals--Safety measures
Falls (Accidents) in old age--Prevention
Abstract
This pamphlet gives ways to lower your risk of falling while in the hospital. Reasons why you may be at greater risk of falling are listed. Topics include: hospital bed safety, getting up, going to the washroom, and safety reminders. The French version of this pamphlet 1656, "Prévention des chutes et des blessures aux soins de courte durée", is also available.
Notes
Previous title: Fall and injury prevention in acute care
Responsibility
Prepared by: Provincial Falls Prevention Program
Pamphlet Number
1643
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Preventing the spread of germs and infections : routine practices and additional precautions

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams35864
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Infection Prevention and Control. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
1822
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Health care providers work hard to prevent the spread of germs from one person to another. This is important because some germs can cause infections. Routine practices are the minimum (least) steps taken to prevent and control infections while caring for all patients at all times. Additional precautions (such as contact, droplet or airborne precautions) are sometimes needed to keep germs from spreading from one patient to another. This pamphlet explains the infection prevention and control (IPA…
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Central Zone. Infection Prevention and Control
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (6 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Infection Control
Subjects (LCSH)
Infection--Prevention
Specialty
Infectious Diseases
Hospitals
Abstract
Health care providers work hard to prevent the spread of germs from one person to another. This is important because some germs can cause infections. Routine practices are the minimum (least) steps taken to prevent and control infections while caring for all patients at all times. Additional precautions (such as contact, droplet or airborne precautions) are sometimes needed to keep germs from spreading from one patient to another. This pamphlet explains the infection prevention and control (IPAC) guidelines included in routine practices and additional precautions. The French version of this pamphlet 1860, "Prévenir la propagation des microbes et infections : Pratiques de base et précautions supplémentaires", is also available.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Infection Prevention and Control
Pamphlet Number
1822
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Priorité aux patients : patients externes

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams36657
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Risk Management/Patient Safety. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
1521
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Conseils pour vous aider à participer à vos soins et à assurer un rendez-vous à l’hôpital plus sécuritaire. ; This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1380 “Patients First - Outpatients". Tips are offered to help you to take part in your own care and ensure a safer hospital stay both during and after your hospital visit.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Risk Management/Patient Safety
Alternate Title
Patients first : outpatients
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
French
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Patient Safety
Subjects (LCSH)
Patients--Safety measures
Specialty
Hospitals
Abstract
Conseils pour vous aider à participer à vos soins et à assurer un rendez-vous à l’hôpital plus sécuritaire.
This is a French translation of the English pamphlet 1380 “Patients First - Outpatients". Tips are offered to help you to take part in your own care and ensure a safer hospital stay both during and after your hospital visit.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Risk Management/Patient Safety, Central Zone, NSHA
Pamphlet Number
1521
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