Patients and Visitors

A wealth of MUHC initiatives, creating knowledge for patients

The MUHC has created a several initiatives to help patients understand illness and manage their care.

The MUHC Makes an IMPACT on Smoking Cessation

MUHC has launched IMPACT, a new smoking cessation program coordinated in partnership with the MSSS de la Montagne and the iQuitnow counselling service. In its initial pilot phase, IMPACT will be offered in the Cardiology division of the Montreal General Hospital and Royal Victoria Hospital, the Pulmonology division of the Montreal Chest Institute (MCI) and to pregnant women, vulnerable families with newborns and patients with chronic diseases. [Read more]


The cancer challenge, graphically illustrated

"What we are trying to do is get rid of the words and do as much as we possibly can with pictures. I think this really is going to open up a whole new world to patients in terms of teaching and understanding the process that they will go through." – Dr. David Fleiszer, Director, MUHC Education Portfolio.

Cancer treatment isn't just medical treatment, isn't just surgery, radiation, chemotherapy - it's also the support that patients need" – Dr. Armen Aprikian, Director, MUHC Cancer Care mission.    .. Link to Patient Education Guide

 

Visual tools empower the patient

"We often try and explain procedures to patients in a void. We try and explain post-operative care using our hands, pointing and so forth to various structures in our neck and they may not feel comfortable coming back to us and saying 'I don't really understand what you are saying - can you explain it differently to me?' Having a visual tool is so powerful." – Dr. Karen Kost, Director, MUHC Voice Laboratory   .. Link to ENT Department (Surgery)

 

Self-management is the key to taking charge

"When you work in a healthcare setting every day, you really notice the need that people have for additional support" Dr. Deborah Radcliffe-Branch, Director of the "My Toolbox" program

“Self-management is key to taking charge of one’s illness” - Expert Patient and My Toolbox Mediator, Cathy Camozzi  .. Link to My Toolbox (McGill)

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Health Education Collection
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Allergies
Arthritis
Asthma
Bereavement and Grief
Blood Transfusions
Bladder Cancer
Bone Marrow Transplants
Breast Cancer
Cardiac Catheterization
Cervical Cancer
C. difficile (Clostridium difficile)
Chemotherapy
Child Safety
Childhood Health
Chronic Pain
Colorectal Cancer
COPD
Diabetes
Esophageal Cancer
Flu

 

Podcasts
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Breastfeeding
Chronic disorders
Dialysis
Euthanasia
Exercise
Fertility preservation
Grief
Head injuries & Helmets
Kidney Failure
Medical Files online
Multiple pregnancies
Non-invasive implants
Organ donation
PMS and PMDD
Smoking cessation
Suicide
Sun damage
TB and homeless
Toxic products
Vaccines

 

Community discussions
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Discover the musical
state of mind: the brain,
music and cognition

Genetic testing —
What's in it for me?

Autoimmune Disease:
me against myself

HIV/AIDS: Perspectives
for the next decade

Ovarian Cancer -
learn about this "silent" killer

Vitamin D: today's
"must have" nutrient

Drugs: the good,
the bad, and the useful