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October is Health Literacy Month! Last night, the CN Tower was lit in orange and blue to mark the occasion and raise awareness about how health literacy impacts patient safety and engagement. As TeamUHN members, you can help patients be partners in their care and build their health literacy skills. For this year's Health Literacy Month, move your awareness into action by providing patients with
UHN patient education brochures to support care; using
teach-back and other health literacy techniques to ensure information is clear to patients; sharing video tutorials on using the portal and digital health tips, such as
How to navigate myUHN Patient Portal and
Tech Tips – improve your digital skills; watching and sharing live or archived
Health Talks featuring UHN experts and patients. In addition to offering an extensive selection of resources on different health topics, UHN Patient & Family Learning Centres offer
special collections tailored to various patient communities, including Black Health, Indigenous Health, 2SLGBTQIA+, Artist's Health, and more. The resources are available in different
languages, in print and electronic formats. Patients, families, and staff can
visit the Learning Centres to get help from Information Specialists or access a variety of online resources from home.
October 1st was International Day of Older Persons. Recognized by the United Nations, this annual event urges us all to think about the challenges and opportunities facing older persons and the importance of building equitable societies that respect their rights. This year's theme – "Resilience of Older Persons in a Changing World" – captured the strength and determination that so many older persons show each day. According to the UN, the number of older persons worldwide is estimated to more than double over the next three decades, reaching more than 1.5 billion persons in 2050, with 80 per cent of them living in low- and middle-income countries. At UHN, we are seized with the importance of providing an excellent standard of care for older persons and meeting the challenges of an aging population, including by developing the UHN at Home initiative, which seeks to build on the best practices of Integrated Care to enhance the patient experience and quality of services for seniors.
UHN/Sinai Health's Healthy Ageing & Geriatrics Program is at the forefront of innovating in the care of older Canadians. The 10th annual UHN/Sinai Health
Toronto Geriatrics Update Course, designed to support TeamUHN's ability to diagnose and manage common geriatric syndromes and provide culturally appropriate care for older adults, will be held on November 5th.
The Michener Institute of Education at UHN's 2022 Impact Report is now online. This report uses stories, infographics, and photos to elevate the health professions that Michener teaches and the graduates who diagnose and treat patients across Canada every day. This contemporary digital report looks to the future and reflects Michener's place as Canada's foremost school of health sciences education.
Exclusive for TeamUHN: Altum Health's University Clinic is offering new Registered Massage Therapy services, in addition to Physiotherapy, starting Oct. 5. Pre-booking is now available. The services are offered at the Princess Margaret Research Tower, 620 University Ave., 7th Floor. Altum provides the best care at low prices and 100 per cent of profits go back into UHN. To book your appointment and learn more, visit the Altum on University website. Questions? Contact
Finally, I wanted to flag this remarkable story –
"When the researcher becomes the patient"
– from UHN's KITE Research Institute. KITE scientist Dr. Alex Mihailidis opened up about becoming a patient at Toronto Rehab's
Lyndhurst site after suffering a devastating spinal cord injury, and how the experience opened his eyes to the importance of translating research into the clinical world. "As a patient, I learned a lot about the rehab experience and where I, as a researcher, could do better. The first thing I learned, though, was how awesome the clinical team is at Lyndhurst, from the doctors to the nurses to everyone else," he said. Read the full story on the
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