Colin Raymond Joseph Whaley

Colin Raymond Joseph Whaley
McMaster University | McMaster · Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine

Master of Science

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BACKGROUND The COVID-19 pandemic caused widespread societal disruption, with governmental stay-at-home orders resulting in people connecting more using technology than in person. This shift had a large implication on older adult residents staying in retirement homes and residential care facilities, where older adult residents may lack the technolog...
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Students encounter nuanced challenges upon entering medical school, including demanding schedules and administrative loads, which have been amplified by the virtual delivery of education during the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout their training, students must also develop their professional identity, with communication skills as a critical component....
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Presentation detailing how medication indications, or reason for use, could be implemented in Ontario's EHR system as well as included on prescriptions and medication labels.
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Background The indication for prescribing a particular medication, or its reason for use (RFU) is a crucial piece of information for all those involved in the circle of care. Research has shown that sharing RFU information with physicians, pharmacists and patients improves patient safety and patient adherence, however RFU is rarely added on prescri...
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Background As pharmacy evolves, pharmacy professionals continue to struggle to practice to their full scope. A theoretically-informed intervention to change practice can support pharmacy professionals in providing full scope services. The Theoretical Domains Framework (TDF) can inform the design of a behaviour change intervention to improve the upt...
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Background: Medications are crucial for maintaining patient wellness and improving health in modern medicine, but their use comes with risks. Helping patients to understand why they are taking medications is important for patient-centered care and facilitates patient adherence to prescribed medications. One strategy involves enhancing communicatio...
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BACKGROUND Social integration and mental health are vital aspects of healthy aging. However, close to half of Canadians over the age of 80 report feeling socially isolated. Research has shown that social isolation leads to increased mortality and morbidity, and various interventions have been studied to alleviate loneliness among older adults. The...
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Background Social integration and mental health are vital aspects of healthy aging. However, close to half of Canadians older than 80 years report feeling socially isolated. Research has shown that social isolation leads to increased mortality and morbidity, and various interventions have been studied to alleviate loneliness among older adults. Thi...
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Background The indication for a particular medication, or its reason for use (RFU), is important information for prescribers, pharmacists and patients but is not often communicated in writing from prescribers to pharmacists. Adding RFU to a prescription and a medication label would ensure that pharmacists are confident that they are providing high-...