What’s so now about history?

The following blog post was written by Lucy Vorobej, summer 2013 Public Program Assistant  My initial interaction with medical history at the Museum of Health Care was a gruesome and gory encounter as I imagined past medical realities of surgery without anesthesia and those oh-so-unnerving humour-balancing blood-sucking leeches (eek!). However, despite the occasional queasiness induced … More What’s so now about history?

Working for the Museum of Health Care (summer 2013)

The following blog post was written by Julia Blakey, summer 2013 Public Program Assistant  This summer, I was fortunate to be one of two students selected to work as Public Programs Assistants at the Museum of Health Care as part of the Student Work Experience Program (SWEP). As a Public Programs Assistant, I was jointly … More Working for the Museum of Health Care (summer 2013)

Celebrating Museum of Health Care Volunteers

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. … More Celebrating Museum of Health Care Volunteers

Museum of Health Care Summer Experience. Part 2

*the following guest blog was written by Maddi McKay, 2012 Curatorial Assistant at the Museum of Health Care. Our thanks to the Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations program (Canadian Museums Association) for their support in the creation of Maddi’s position! When I was seven years old, my grandmother brought me to visit the Museum of Health … More Museum of Health Care Summer Experience. Part 2

Museum of Health Care Summer Experience. Part 1

*the following guest post is written by the Museum of Health Care’s 2012 Public Program Assistants Danielle Ruffalo and Beatrice D’Angelo As Public Programs Assistants, we provided tours to visitors, led education programs for schools in May and June and camps in July and August, and helped develop new programs for the Museum to run … More Museum of Health Care Summer Experience. Part 1

Canada’s First National Mental Health Program, by Linda

Modern mental health care is a rapidly progressing field of study. It is also something that is constantly evolving and reshaping itself as the very complex human mind is navigated. Psychology is now one of the most popular masters degree programs in many countries and more labs are continuing to open. However, while this wave … More Canada’s First National Mental Health Program, by Linda

Outlook for Nursing Grads in 2012, by Carolyn

Introduction by Pamela Peacock, Curator, Museum of Health Care Nursing has sometimes been called ‘the Caring Profession.’  Developed out of maternal care for sick family members, expectations of females’ natural tendency to nurture others, and the activities of female benevolent societies that sought to aid the less fortunate in their communities, throughout much of the … More Outlook for Nursing Grads in 2012, by Carolyn

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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 that: > are respectful of others (remember that all ages will see your post, and anyone can comment on it), > aren’t commercial or … More Your contributions