The latest volume of Health Perspectives, the University of Toronto Undergraduate Health Studies Journal, features several articles from Department of Health and Society Students.
In “The Impact of Poor PSW Working Conditions on LTC Residents’ Quality of Care,” Dhara Chauhan (4th year, Population Health Co-op) explores the impact of chronic personal support worker understaffing, resulting from poor working conditions, on the quality of care and health outcomes of long-term care residents.
Anuijan Chandran (4th year, Population Health) discusses how the increased use of telehealth influences the practices, policies, and delivery of rehabilitation services in “Canada Please Hold: An Evaluation of Telehealth Rehabilitation Practices.”
Mei Timpson (3rd year, Health Policy) contributes two articles. In “Being Mentally Ill and Homeless in Ontario: Analyzing Health Inequities with the ‘3-I’ Framework” she describes the health inequities mentally ill homeless Ontarians face, including discrimination, treatment barriers, and worse health outcomes. In “Indigenous Childhood Obesity in Canada,” Timpson synthesizes and critiques surveillance and epidemiological data regarding obesity among Canadian Indigenous youth and analyzes public health strategies and interventions attempting to combat this public health crisis.