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An official publication of the Ontario Respiratory Care Society, a section of
The Lung Association – Ontario.
Update on Bill 71 – The Lung Health Act
After ten years of work by The Lung Association and its many Breathing partners and stakeholders, on December 12, 2017 Bill 71 was passed by unanimous consent in the Ontario Legislature.
McMaster University Leading Change
Ontario’s first 100% tobacco and smoke-free campus
Breathe Easy Support Team
The Breathe Easy Support Team (B.E.S.T), launched by The Lung Association- Ontario (TLA) in January 2017, is a community-based support group that brings together patients and their caregivers.
If TB could talk: A closer look at tuberculosis in Canada.
Dr. Ian Kitai talks about the status of TB in Canada
Oxygen status of muscle during exercise in patients with interstitial lung disease – How much exercise is too much?
Darlene Reid talks about a study looking at the oxygenation of muscles during exercise, using near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), of those with interstitial lung disease.
ORCS Chair Dina Brooks provides an update on the activities of ORCS committees and staff.
Editorial Board Co-Chair Lorelei Samis discusses the latest news from RHEIG and the Editorial Committee
Motivational Interviewing (MI) Workshops Update
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a “collaborative, person-centred form of guiding to elicit and strengthen motivation for change” (Miller and Rollnick, 2009). MI has a robust evidence base across a range of health behaviours, including patient self-care, adherence to management plans, tobacco cessation and general health behaviour change (Anstiss, 2009). This course explores the use of MI to improve the care of patients and the quality of service in the treatment of addictions (CAMH, 2016).
The Lung Association offers workshops on MI to individuals who provide consultation in the treatment of addictions or management of chronic conditions to elicit behaviour change. It addresses the foundation skills and underlying philosophy of MI using case-based learning, hands-on practice and take-away tools. Opportunities to recognize and integrate MI skills into practice are also provided throughout this interactive workshop. MI workshops are free of charge, with meals being provided for half-day and full-day sessions.
Full Day: Breakfast and lunch included.
Half Day: Lunch included
To get more information about MI or to set up a free workshop for your team or organization, please contact:
The Lung Association – Ontario
Respiratory Health Educators Interest Group (RHEIG) Evolution
The RHEIG executive is a sub-committee of the ORCS, planning the content for the ORCS publication and for a half day of the Better Breathing Conference.
BBC 2018 Poster Winners
In the Spotlight this month features the poster winners from the Poster Session at the BBC 2018, which was held January 25-27 at the Toronto Marriot Downtown Eaton Centre.
Ontario Respiratory Care Society (ORCS) Committees
Joining an ORCS Committee is a great way to get involved!
Choosing Wisely Canada
Jane Lindsay discusses a new campaign to help clinicians and patients engage in conversations about unnecessary tests and treatments, and make smart and effective care choices.
CHAIR, ONTARIO RESPIRATORY CARE SOCIETY
PRESIDENT & CEO, THE LUNG ASSOCIATION – ONTARIO
DIRECTOR, ONTARIO RESPIRATORY CARE SOCIETY
RHEIG Executive Team
An official publication of the Ontario Respiratory Care Society, a section of The Lung Association.