Enhancing care for older in-patients is an eye-opening education for McGill students
Elderly in-patients are benefiting from physical exercise and mental stimulation provided by McGill University students in the JGH’s Hospital Elder Life Program.
Telehealth opens new doors—and video screens—to rehabilitation at home
From high-touch to high-tech—that’s the change COVID-19 triggered in rehabilitation. Telehealth is now an option for clients recovering from stroke, getting measured for a wheelchair, and receiving support for autism.
Determination to give of herself spurs Naomi Weiss to keep volunteering at age 96
At 96, Naomi Weiss has been volunteering for over 33 years in a psychosocial group at the JGH’s Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry. She has loved giving of herself, ever since she began volunteering as a teenager at a hospital in Israel.
Don’t let your backpack backstab you!
Your backpack shouldn’t feel like a stab in the back! Get some insight from an occupational therapist on what makes a backpack comfortable.
Rediscovering life’s skills
with brushes, paint and pens
Art has been removed from the clinical setting and turned into a catalyst for developing skills—such as problem-solving, organizing one’s work and being open to criticism—that help in grappling with the day-to-day demands of life.
Dr. Karl Looper has been named Psychiatrist-in-Chief of the Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry at the JGH.