Check your mental health

By age 40, about 50% of the population will have or have had a mental illness. If we include families and caregivers, mental health problems and illnesses impact almost everyone in some way. Source Recent studies indicate an increased frequency of mental illness, especially depression, amongst chronically ill patients. Although every individual has a different threshold limit, a [...]

By | May 14th, 2019|2019, Mental Health|0 Comments

12 things you can do to brighten up when having a bad day

As they say, when you get lemons in life, make lemonade out of it. Instead of fixating on the things that aren't going well in your life, remind yourself of everything you're thankful for.

By | April 15th, 2019|2019, Emotional Health|0 Comments

9 suggestions on how to nurture a Chronically Ill Patient’s Mental Health

When a patient is diagnosed with a chronic illness, not only is he the one experiencing this change, but his whole family, all going  through different emotions at the same time. With the decrease in physical health also comes an increase in mental health concerns. As the frequent hospital visits and medical consultations become the [...]

By | April 4th, 2019|2019, Emotional Health|0 Comments

World Kidney Day 2019

World Kidney Day 2019

By | March 14th, 2019|2019|0 Comments

What are the causes, effects and the suggestions for Nursing Burnout

Nurses who provide emotional support to their patients, comforting and reassuring them in the depths of physical and psychological suffering, are providing not just their physical efforts but also their emotional efforts too.

By | March 4th, 2019|2019, Emotional Health|0 Comments

Healthy Doctor-patient relationship

A validation from the physician can go a long way in creating a positive environment in which patients will feel more open in expressing themselves better.

By | January 25th, 2019|2019, Bean-spiration|0 Comments

In Conversation Series

In Conversation Series introduces a new medium in the exploration of the illness experience. We hope to have upcoming videotaped conversations with patients, caregivers and clinicians which we hope will convey these unique experiences from a variety of perspectives.

By | January 16th, 2019|2019, From The Blog, In conversation Series|0 Comments

Post traumatic stress or Growth?

It is believed that every stressful or disturbing incident/ accident leaves a mark behind. The effects are not solely physical but also emotional and psychological. The medical term for this is “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder”. […] (more…)
By | January 10th, 2019|2019, From The Blog|0 Comments

Polycystic Kidney and Liver Disease and Me

At age 63 I am still not on dialysis and am privileged with a good quality of life – I work part-time, take 2 personal interest courses, enjoy hobbies, eat most food, and do mild activity. So, what’s my problem? I think, “Well, I don’t have a problem”, especially considering how young others in my (more…)
By | December 13th, 2018|2018, Bean-spiration|0 Comments

Unique programs at Humber River Hospital to improve patients’ quality of life

 Below, Drs Gavril Hercz & Andreas Pierratos,  nephrologists at Humber River Hospital, explain more about innovative models of care: “Needing to be on dialysis is about more than kidneys not working; it’s about a human being, with a worried family, trying to cope with a devastating loss. […] (more…)
By | November 19th, 2018|2018, Clinician's Corner|1 Comment