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Cochrane Reviews help with Hospital Policy Development

The following story was received from a nurse working in Frederiction, New Brunswick. I work as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for Inpatient Diabetes Education and Management in Fredericton, NB. When I started this position in 2009, I realized the hospital needed new guidelines and policies around inpatient care of diabetes. Since I was still at...

A Student's effort to impact Best Practice Guideline Adoption

The following story was received from a student at the University of Nothern British Columbia. While I was still a Master's student in Community Health, I took on the opportunity to work on a volunteer project with Northern Health. Northern Health was looking for ways to improve practitioner adoption of best practice guidelines in the pursuit of...

Cochrane Canada focuses on Evidence-Based Migrant Health

The following is a guest entry from Kevin Pottie MD, Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Epidemiology and Community Medicine, Bruyère Research Institute, University of Ottawa.In 2007, a group of Canadian researchers, health practitioners and international organizations met to plan the development of the first ever evidence-based migrant...

Doulas support clients making healthcare decisions

The following story was submitted during our Cochrane Impact Story competition in 2014.Not long ago, I was pregnant with my first child. I attended a prenatal class, and the instructor suggested we should hire a doula to attend the birth (this was the first time I'd ever heard the word!). The instructor gave us the title of a research article, "...

Cochrane research empowers informed decisions

The following story was submitted to Cochrane Canada by a Health Consumer. When I turned 40 I started getting regular mammograms as indicated by my family physician. For a couple of years they were uneventful. Two years ago, after my screening, I was asked to come back for a second mammogram as the test had shown a suspicious area. I...

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