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Proportional representation: a more democratic way to do politics

Proportional representation: a more democratic way to do politics
The Report, September 2018

If a party gets 40 per cent of the votes, it should receive 40 per cent of the seats. This is the central feature of a proportional representation (PR) electoral system. While there are different models of PR that achieve this, all variations of PR seek to create a more direct link between who voters vote for and who gets elected.

Music therapy as a tool for rehabilitation

 “IT’S OFTEN THE BUY-IN TO STAY IN RECOVERY”
MUSIC THERAPY AS A TOOL FOR REHABILITATION 
The Report , September 2018

Most people assume music therapy is either a sing-along or relaxation, according to HSA member and music therapist Kevin Kirkland. “That is part of what you do, but just a small part.”

Change for the better

HSA REPORT MAGAZINE, JUNE 2018

President's Report, Val Avery

HSA members have known for a quite some time what works and what doesn’t when it comes to the delivery of quality health care, and our work in promoting policy recommendations has been grounded in this expertise. We are pleased to see that many of our recommendations are now coming to fruition.

Learning for Life: Kiran Rama, Registered Psychiatric Nurse

HSA REPORT MAGAZINE, JUNE 2018

National Nursing Week was celebrated from May 7-13, marking the important contribution nurses make to our health care system. Registered psychiatric nurses work on interdisciplinary teams in a variety of health care settings, including psychiatric units in hospitals, community mental health centres, and on community outreach teams. 

How is workload affecting your patients?

HSA REPORT MAGAZINE, SEPTEMBER 2017

A random survey conducted last fall found that 75 per cent of members are concened that workload is negatively impacting patient care.

Over the course of 2016, HSA consulted thousands of members in several surveys. Over 5000 members completed a short survey on workload. Another 1400 completed a comprehensive survey. A futher 2500 were randomly sampled.