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

Your contributions

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

Raising Awareness about Tuberculosis – World TB Day, 24 March 2012 Pt. 2

Why We Should Care About TB Many people in the West have never thought about tuberculosis as a risk to their health.  Tuberculosis is often considered to be a disease of the past.  In 2011 in Canada the incidence of any form of tuberculosis was only 5 per 100,000, according to the World Health Organization … More Raising Awareness about Tuberculosis – World TB Day, 24 March 2012 Pt. 2

Collections Corner: Electrostatic Generator

In 2006 the Museum of Health Care received this fascinating artefact donation from Elizabeth McMahon, the granddaughter of Dr. Frank Mellow who used the machine in his home office in Uxbridge, Ontario. The machine generated an electrical charge with the turn of a crank and could be used with various instruments for electrotherapy or to produce … More Collections Corner: Electrostatic Generator

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fall

To open up the Museum of Health Care’s artefact collection we are participating in WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge. Based on WordPress’ randomly chosen themes, we’ll offer a serendipitous peek into our collection. Check in each week for a new curiosity. This almanac’s cover has a facsimile from a “famous oil painting” and is filled inside with calendars, … More Weekly Photo Challenge: Fall

Family Activity Packs: free fun without an appointment

  Throughout my summer working at the Museum of Health Care, I have developed a set of Family Activity Packs as part of my Fleming College internship. My intention with this project was to create free, age-appropriate experiences for families who casually visit the Museum. With exhibition-specific, hands-on activities that can be carried from gallery … More Family Activity Packs: free fun without an appointment