What is the purpose of a museum? To help people understand the past? To show items that most people would not see? To preserve and display articles from the past so that we can better understand our present? To give a fuller picture of how life used to be? A museum can be all these things, but a museum, especially one with a more modern focus, can be so much more. … More A Trip Down Memory Lane
In honour of International Volunteer Day, the staff at the Museum wrote a few words about the importance of volunteers to our organization.
Our volunteers are extremely important to our staff. From cataloguing and research to education programs, they help us with a variety of tasks and contribute to the daily operations of the Museum. We are grateful to have such a wonderful group of people support our work and improve the overall efficiency of the Museum of Health Care. Thank you to our volunteers for helping us preserve and share healthcare history! … More Celebrating Museum of Health Care Volunteers
The purpose of Canada’s first National Mental Health Strategy, according to the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s newsletter, is “to help improve mental health and well-being for all people living in Canada and to create a mental health system that can truly meet the needs of people of all ages living with mental health problems and illnesses and their families.” … More Canada’s First National Mental Health Program, by Linda
The healthcare industry is thought to be one of the most secure job industries in the U.S. Still, hospitals, clinics, and doctors’ offices haven’t been immune to the economic troubles that almost all sectors in the nation have faced. Those who are graduating from nursing programs this year should not expect jobs to be handed to them. However, nursing jobs are available, and the available slots for nurses are only expected to increase over the next several years. … More Outlook for Nursing Grads in 2012, by Carolyn
What does health care mean to you? We welcome your guest blog posts, stories, and thoughts about health care–from any perspective you’re passionate about. You’re invited to email us your contributions. … More Your contributions