Daily Media Digest August 19, 2020

Sunnybrook to lead suicide prevention research during COVID-19 pandemic with immediate …
Canada NewsWire
“Critical research led by Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre into suicide prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic is receiving an …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, mental health

Indigenous researcher to study effect of COVID-19 policies on Aboriginal peoples
Vancouver Sun
“Leslie Bonshor, executive director of Aboriginal health at Vancouver Coastal Health and a member of the Stó:lō Nation, said she is thrilled to have the …”
TAGS: COVID-19, Aboriginal peoples, Aboriginal health

Caring for your Mental Health during COVID-19
Mood Disorders Society of Canada
“We are increasing the COVID-19 and mental health knowledge we will provide Canadians through our website and social media streams. You will see a distinct increase in the provision of this information from MDSC and the sharing of health care professionals and stakeholder partner mental health organizations.”
TAGS: COVID-19, mental health, resources

Why experts worry about students returning to university residences amid COVID-19
“Dr. Isaac Bogoch, an infectious diseases physician at the University Health Network and an associate professor at the University of Toronto, said a …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health

How are cancer patients cared for during COVID-19? U of T’s Fei-Fei Lu on the changes at …
“She also served as the chair of the medical advisory committee at the University Health Network from 2018 to 2020. Liu recently spoke to Faculty of …”
TAGS: COVID-19, cancer, patient care

Virtual care key to safely increasing in-person clinical services for kids
“Doctor’s offices and hospitals alike are now operating on a principle of virtual care first, which means that when it is safe and effective to do so, appointments happen via video conference or by phone.”
TAGS: pediatric health, virtual care

Virtual care allows patient to recover at home after heart surgery
Hamilton Health Sciences
“Investing in research and technology is part of HHS’ vision to transform the way healthcare is provided, in order to deliver a more patient-centred and seamless healthcare system.”
TAGS: virtual care, cardiac health, recovery