Self-Assessment Tool for Mental Health

“‘Suicide is the second leading cause of death in youth and mental health concerns are among the most disabling diseases in high-income countries,’ said lead author Dr. Quynh Doan, an emergency room physician and investigator at BC Children’s Hospital, and associate professor in the University of British Columbia (UBC) Department of Pediatrics.

‘Youth don’t always see their doctors on a regular basis, so we want to take advantage of every interaction we have with them to assess their mental health,’ added Dr. Doan.

‘We wanted to create a reliable self-assessment tool that could not only identify problems early, but also suggest support services without affecting the flow of busy emergency departments.'”

More on New self-assessment tool for youth 93 per cent accurate in identifying mental health issues via BC Children’s Hospital. Learn more about the MyHEARTSMAP program.

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CHES: Articles of Interest on Medical Education

chesEach month CHES distributes a collection of medical education article abstracts to members. “We thank Dr. Gisèle Bourgeois-Law who has created these summaries for the education community at the Island Medical Program. While these articles have a medical education focus, we are using this opportunity to explore the value of such an initiative to our larger CHES community. Article themes include topics such as: feedback and mindfulness, those by local/BC educators, those relevant to a distributed medical program, and those with new ideas. Our aim is to include a variety of quantitative and qualitative research articles, review articles, and concept articles, some of which contain an interesting editorial or commentary. This summary is not meant to be comprehensive, nor to include everything of potential interest.”

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Chilliwack’s Waverly Seniors Village: High Risk

wav.jpeg“The Waverly has been under the intense scrutiny of Fraser Health for several months, particularly since December when the retirement residence was deemed ‘high risk.’ Since then no further admissions are allowed at the Young Road facility, and there are more than half a dozen empty beds.

The employee said she left because the demands on staff at the Waverly became too much to bear, leading to multiple employees quitting or going on stress leave.

The Waverly is a Retirement Concepts facility owned by a Chinese holding company, Anbang Insurance Group, which itself was taken over by the Chinese government in February 2018 after the company’s founder was sentenced to 18 years in prison for fraud.”

More on Former employee of Chilliwack senior care home calls working there ‘a horror show’ via Chilliwack Progress.

More on Founder of Chinese company with billions in B.C. assets gets 18 years for fraud: Anbang’s holdings, including the Bentall Centre and 20 retirement homes, now under Chinese government control via CBC.