Quiet Down @ the Library: A new stress reduction series

Beginning in December, the Health Sciences Library, in partnership with Corporate Health & Safety Services, will be offering monthly stress reduction sessions. The sessions are open to all St. Michael’s staff, students, and volunteers.

All sessions will be held between 1pm and 3pm and will be held in the library or just outside of the library in the information commons. Some sessions will be drop-in, and some will require an RSVP. Sessions that require an RSVP will be split into two time slots: 1-2pm. or 2-3pm.

Our first session of the series, “Stress Reduction 101” will take place on Dec. 6th. This session will be facilitated by Ashley Rosen (Simulation Centre) and will discuss the impact of stress in the workplace and demonstrate examples of simple stress reduction techniques using the five senses. Space is limited for this session, so register by emailing hslibrary@smh.ca as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. 

WHAT: Quiet Down @ the Library: A stress reduction series
WHEN: Monthly. The series starts on Dec. 6th
WHERE: 3rd floor of the Li Ka Shing Institute (library or information commons)
WHO’S INVITED? St. Michael’s Hospital staff, students, and volunteers. 

For the full list of sessions, see the flyer below.

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Click for PDF: quietdown_flyer

 

National Addictions Awareness Week #NAAWCanada

November 13tdtnaaw-03-403x213-enh-19th is National Addictions Awareness Week. Led by the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, National Addictions Awareness Week highlights important issues and solutions to help reduce the harms of alcohol and other drugs on Canadian society. This year’s theme is Addiction Matters. If you are looking for information about addiction, here are a few places you can start. For other resources, stop by the Health Sciences Library on the third floor of the Li Ka Shing building (ext. 5059), or visit the Patient and Family Learning Centre across from the Marketeria (ext. 2522).

Information for You:

[1] Principles of addiction medicine: the essentials [e-book]

[2] Addictions nursing: scope and standards of practice [book]

[3] Journey to healing: Aboriginal people with addiction and mental health issues: what health, social service and justice workers need to know [e-book]

[4] Addiction [e-journal]

[5] Psychiatry Online [e-resource]

[6] Substance Abuse Treatment [e-book]

[7] Dual Diagnosis [e-book]

[8] Substance Use Prevention and Health Promotion Toolkit [PDF]

Information for Your Patients:

[1] CAMH [e-resource]

[2] Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse [e-resource]

[3] Ontario Drug and Alcohol Helpline [e-resource]

[5] Addictions and Mental Health Ontario [e-resource]

World Arthritis Day

world-arth-day-bannerOctober 12th is World Arthritis Day, an initiative of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) to raise awareness of rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases.   If you are looking for information about arthritis, here are a few places you can start. For other resources, stop by the Health Sciences Library on the 3rd floor of the Li Ka Shing building (ext. 5059), or visit the Patient and Family Learning Centre across from the Marketeria (ext. 2522).

Information for You:

[1] Arthritis and allied conditions: a textbook of rheumatology [e-book]

[2] Current diagnosis & treatment: rheumatology [e-book]

[3] Arthritis research & therapy [e-journal]

Information for Your Patients:

[1] 10 things you should know about rheumatic diseases [pdf]

[2] The Arthritis Society [e-resource]

[3] Arthritis Foundation [e-resource]