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Richardson A.,George Brown College | Dillon M.P.,La Trobe University
Prosthetics and Orthotics International | Year: 2017

Background: The liner is an integral part of a transtibial prosthesis designed to protect the residual limb, enhance comfort and provide suspension. Literature is difficult to interpret and use given the variety of interventions, outcome measures and method designs. Critical appraisal and synthesis of the evidence is needed to help inform decisions about liner prescription based on the user experience. Objectives: To critically appraise and synthesise research describing the user experience of transtibial prosthetic liners. Study design: Systematic review. Methods: A comprehensive suite of databases were searched using terms related to amputation level, liner type and user experience. Included studies were in English and measured the first-person experience of using a transtibial liner. Studies were appraised using the McMaster University Critical Review Forms. Results: A total of 18 articles met the inclusion criteria. While the quality of the evidence has improved over time, a number of common issues (e.g. sampling bias, validity of outcome measures, incorrect inferential analysis) reduce our ability to differentiate between the user experience of different transtibial liners. Conclusion: There is insufficient research to differentiate between the user experience of different transtibial liners. High-quality research is needed to inform decisions about liner prescription based on the user experience. Clinical relevance The available evidence suggests that the user experience of commonly reported problems (e.g. sweating) may be very similar between different liners. Aspects of the user experience that differ most between liners (e.g. unwanted noises, rotation within the socket) can help focus attention on what matters most when discussing prescription. © International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics International 2015.


News Article | April 26, 2017
Site: www.PR.com

Leonard brings to her new role more than 10 years as senior design lead and creative strategist at global design and innovation firm IDEO. During that time she honed her human-centered skills across a wide range of projects – from retail and finance to hospitality and health care – for clients such as Nike, Marriott, Visa, and AT&T, helping them make a positive impact through design. Her diverse background also encompasses radio broadcasting and print journalism, as well as co-authoring the award-winning book Massive Change: The Future of Global Design with Bruce Mau, a modern, illustrated primer on the new inventions, technologies, and events that are impacting humanity worldwide. “We are thrilled to have Jen join our team. Her creativity, influence and design leadership will be integral to fulfilling what we’ve set out to accomplish at Taylor Design – creating design that empowers people to do what they do best,” said Randy Regier, president, Taylor Design. “I appreciate how design can be a force for positive change in our world,” Leonard shared. “So I’m excited to see this manifest in the projects at Taylor, whose focus areas include healthcare, education and technology. Through design we can positively influence people’s lives and empower both those who serve and receive.” Leonard is also the host and producer behind Brand New Ways, an interview-based podcast about change making and rule breaking. She received her design diploma from the Institute without Boundaries, at George Brown College of Applied Arts and Technology in Toronto, Canada, and studied journalism at the Graduate School of Journalism, The University of Western Ontario, in London, Canada. Her undergraduate degrees are in Sociology (Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada) and Anthropology (The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada). About Taylor Design: Taylor Design is a full-service design firm that collaborates with clients to learn together and develop powerful user-based solutions, places and services that drive value and are effective, valid and delightful. The firm’s three practices in architecture, environments and strategies are united in their use of design as both a point of view, and a unifying method for its work. With offices in northern and southern California, Taylor Design’s dynamic and effective strategy-based practice assures that decisions made at every stage of the design process have a positive impact on organizations and communities. Clients of the firm have included: UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland; UC Berkeley; UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco; Stanford University; SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory; San Mateo County; Scripps Health, San Diego; UC San Diego Health System, San Diego; UC Irvine Health, Orange County; Hoag Health Network, Orange County; as well as numerous service areas for Kaiser Permanente, among others. For more information about Taylor Design, visit Irvine, CA, April 26, 2017 --( PR.com )-- Taylor Design, a solution-oriented architecture, environments and strategies firm, has announced that Jen Leonard has joined the firm as Strategies Practice Leader. In this role, she will focus on bringing her human-centered design experience to Taylor Design collaborating across its Irvine, San Francisco and San Diego offices, and inspiring new ways of approaching design challenges.Leonard brings to her new role more than 10 years as senior design lead and creative strategist at global design and innovation firm IDEO. During that time she honed her human-centered skills across a wide range of projects – from retail and finance to hospitality and health care – for clients such as Nike, Marriott, Visa, and AT&T, helping them make a positive impact through design. Her diverse background also encompasses radio broadcasting and print journalism, as well as co-authoring the award-winning book Massive Change: The Future of Global Design with Bruce Mau, a modern, illustrated primer on the new inventions, technologies, and events that are impacting humanity worldwide.“We are thrilled to have Jen join our team. Her creativity, influence and design leadership will be integral to fulfilling what we’ve set out to accomplish at Taylor Design – creating design that empowers people to do what they do best,” said Randy Regier, president, Taylor Design.“I appreciate how design can be a force for positive change in our world,” Leonard shared. “So I’m excited to see this manifest in the projects at Taylor, whose focus areas include healthcare, education and technology. Through design we can positively influence people’s lives and empower both those who serve and receive.”Leonard is also the host and producer behind Brand New Ways, an interview-based podcast about change making and rule breaking. She received her design diploma from the Institute without Boundaries, at George Brown College of Applied Arts and Technology in Toronto, Canada, and studied journalism at the Graduate School of Journalism, The University of Western Ontario, in London, Canada. Her undergraduate degrees are in Sociology (Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada) and Anthropology (The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada).About Taylor Design: Taylor Design is a full-service design firm that collaborates with clients to learn together and develop powerful user-based solutions, places and services that drive value and are effective, valid and delightful. The firm’s three practices in architecture, environments and strategies are united in their use of design as both a point of view, and a unifying method for its work. With offices in northern and southern California, Taylor Design’s dynamic and effective strategy-based practice assures that decisions made at every stage of the design process have a positive impact on organizations and communities. Clients of the firm have included: UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland; UC Berkeley; UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco; Stanford University; SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory; San Mateo County; Scripps Health, San Diego; UC San Diego Health System, San Diego; UC Irvine Health, Orange County; Hoag Health Network, Orange County; as well as numerous service areas for Kaiser Permanente, among others. For more information about Taylor Design, visit www.WeAreTaylor.com Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Taylor Design


Atack L.,Centennial College | Luke R.,George Brown College
Health Education Journal | Year: 2012

Objective: While access to health education information has become easier, the quality of information retrieved from the Internet varies considerably. In response to the need for accessible, quality health information that is tailored to meet individual patient needs, a patient education website, called PEPTalk, was developed. The site houses text and video material that has been validated by practicing clinicians. A study was conducted to examine patient and community members' satisfaction with PEPTalk and the impact of the health education materials on their health behaviour. Community staff and health providers' experiences with the new technology were also examined.Design and method: A descriptive study using surveys and interviews was conducted with 57 patients, community participants and clinicians living in a large Canadian city and First Nations communities in Northern Ontario. Results: Participants' PEPTalk Satisfaction scores ranged from moderately to highly satisfied. Participants found the information presented on PEPTalk useful and relevant, had improved their knowledge of health, and in most cases, altered health behaviour. Clinicians and community staff who referred participants to the PEPTalk website reported that the site provided reliable, evidence-based information that they were comfortable sharing with their patients and community members. Conclusion: There is an emerging role for tools that provide tailored health education. The health provider's role regarding interpretation, discussion and follow-up remains essential, and tools such as PEPTalk need to be part of an overall health education strategy. © The Author(s) 2010.


Douglas H.A.,Rouge Valley Health System | Douglas H.A.,George Brown College
Journal of Genetic Counseling | Year: 2014

Genetic counselors and other health professionals frequently meet with patients who are grieving a loss. It is thus helpful for medical professionals to be familiar with approaches to bereavement counseling. Grief theory has evolved over the last few decades, from primarily stage theories of grief such as Kübler-Ross’s “five stages of grief” to frameworks that promote more complex and long-term ways to cope with a loss. Herein I present one recent grief theory meaning-making - and describe how it can be applied to help parents of children with disabilities grieve the loss of the child that they expected. In particular, I describe a scenario that many genetic counselors face - meeting with the parents of a child with Down syndrome. I outline the research done on the reactions, grief and coping experienced by parents in this circumstance, and I present suggestions for encouraging healthy coping and adjustment for parents, based on the meaning-making perspective. The meaning-making theory can also be applied to many of the other losses faced by genetic counseling patients. © National Society of Genetic Counselors, Inc. 2014.


Palalas A.,George Brown College
CEUR Workshop Proceedings | Year: 2012

This paper provides an overview of a Design-Based Research (DBR) study which resulted in a prototype of the Mobile-Enabled Language Learning Eco-System (MELLES) and replicable design principles to guide development of practical innovative mobile learning interventions. The MELLES solution was generated to augment in-class practice of ESP skills with learning embedded in real-life dynamic communicative situations. The solution was developed over multiple cycles of design, development, and testing which involved students and practitioners representing all relevant fields. The study and design activities were conducted at a Canadian community college and were guided by the Ecological Constructivist framework which evolved as a result of the initial stages of the project. The DBR methodology and the study outcomes are discussed along with the key features and various interdependent components of the MELLES system.


Palalas A.,George Brown College
Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2012 | Year: 2012

This paper provides a brief overview of a longitudinal Design-Based Research study conducted with ESP students and practitioners at a Canadian college. The study resulted in two key outcomes, namely the Mobile-Enabled Language Learning Eco-System and corresponding design principles. The design guidelines presented in this paper focus on the pedagogical aspects of the mobile-enabled intervention viewed through an ecological lens. The purpose of this paper is to introduce practical guidelines for language teachers and instructional designers who seek to develop m-learning solutions.


Berish F.,George Brown College
Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives Bulletin | Year: 2013

Toronto Open Data was established in 2009 as part of a greater open data movement making municipal data openly accessible, with the goal of creating more informed citizens and accountable governments. Datasets in the catalogue range from geospatial, to statistical, to tabular in nature and include diverse topics like culture and tourism, development and infrastructure, health, transportation and public safety, to name a few. While the Web Map Services and Transportation sections include basemaps and framework features, in some cases the attached metadata suggest a boundary or base map file to accompany that particular dataset. Without a comprehensive collection of basemaps on Toronto's Open Data website, most datasets require additional layers unavailable in the catalogue itself. Not unlike projection, the time coverage and currency vary by dataset -some capture data a year at a time while others contain time series and archival data.


Epstein I.,George Brown College
Plastic Surgical Nursing | Year: 2016

I am a registered nurse, working for more than a decade. In the last few years, I decided to pursue my passion in the fi eld of medical aesthetics. I invested in learning new skills through training and certifi cation programs and was excited to attain employment in my chosen fi eld. Yet, despite my qualifi cations, many employers were measuring my competency as an aesthetic nurse on the number of neuromodulators and dermal fi llers I was able to inject or, to put it bluntly, able to sell. Many asked me to roleplay exactly how and what I would say to "close the sale." These experiences caused me to refl ect "Should nurses sell?" and "Is it ethical for nurses to sell?" In this article, I set out to explore these dilemmas and their implications on the role of the aesthetic nurse, using diverse perspectives in the current literature. © 2016 American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses.


The International Nurses Association is pleased to welcome Catherine Semple, RN, BSc, to their prestigious organization with her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. Catherine is a highly trained and qualified Registered Nurse with an extensive expertise in all facets of nursing, especially labor and delivery, public health, women’s health, and sexual health. She is currently serving patients at Hamilton Health Sciences in Ontario, Canada. Catherine Semple graduated with her initial Nursing Degree from George Brown College in Toronto, Canada. An advocate for continuing education, Catherine then went on to obtain her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Catherine attributes her great success in the nursing field to her passion for women’s health and risk reduction. She is proud to be a nurse, seeing the best and worst of people and always providing the highest quality care to them. When she is not tending to her patients, Catherine enjoys knitting, quilting and functional art. Learn more about Catherine Semple here: http://inanurse.org/network/index.php?do=/4133723/info/ and be sure to read her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.


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