Daily Media Digest May 3, 2022

Fewer than Half of Postpartum Psychiatric Emergency Department Visits Receive Follow-up Care
Women’s College Hospital
“A new study in The Lancet Psychiatry led by Women’s College Hospital psychiatrist and post-doctoral fellow Dr. Lucy Barker shows fewer than half of postpartum psychiatric emergency department (ED) visits were followed by timely outpatient care.”
TAGS: mental health, women’s health, emergency department, Women’s College Hospital

Learning How to See Critically – Study shows critical reflection can help health care workers be better advocates for care.
UHN Research
“Recent findings published in the journal of Advances in Health Sciences Education reveal that a specific approach to teaching for critical reflection can shift the focus of health care professionals to be more collaborative, compassionate and equitable.”
TAGS: healthcare workers, patient care, advocacy for care, University Health Network

Study fills knowledge gaps about surgery outcomes for Inuit in Canada
“A team of Canadian researchers, including Inuit and other Indigenous researchers, have published the first study of Inuit surgical outcomes today in CMAJ Open. The study used data from The Ottawa Hospital, which is the quaternary care provider to the Qikiqtani-Qikiqtaaluk Region, home to half of the Nunavut Inuit population.”
TAGS: skills gap, Indigenous community health, surgery, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Expert: Severe hepatitis of ‘unknown origin’ in children being investigated in Canada | Newsroom
McGill University
“She holds the Canada Research Chair in RNA Biology and Viral Infections and her laboratory studies positive-strand RNA viruses of the Flaviviridae …”
TAGS: hepatitis, children’s health, viral infection, McGill University

USask research reveals pandemic had negative impact on mental health of Sask. Children, youth
Usask News – University of Saskatchewan
“The research project is funded by the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation and Mental Health Research Canada. Principal investigator Dr. Nazeem …”
TAGS: mental health, pandemic, COVID-19, public health, University of Saskatchewan

Fear of COVID fading, but anxiety remaining, UW researcher says | TheRecord.com
Waterloo Region Record
“… as part of a research internship with Mental Health Research Canada (MHRC), supported by Mitacs, a national nonprofit research organization.”
TAGS: COVID-19, anxiety, mental health, University of Waterloo

Vegetarian versus meat-eating children: Study finds similar growth, nutrition – CTV News
CTV News
“Researchers say this highlights the need for “careful dietary planning” … Research, St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation, and SickKids Foundation.”
TAGS: diet, children and youth health, development, SickKids