Ethics NSHA provides support to all patients, families, volunteers, staff and health care providers in NSHA when they need help making difficult choices or when there is disagreement about what is most important. One way we provide support is though performing ethics consultations.
Four different types of consultation/support requests are addressed by Ethics NSHA. Click on the appropriate link to access a request form.
Protection for Persons in Care provides service for reporting allegations or instances of abuse of individuals in a health care facility.
Challenging Behaviours Program helps continuing care service providers care for individuals in home care and/or nursing homes that exhibit, or are at risk of, challenging behaviours.
Community Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy consultations help individuals with their mobility, function and safety at home.
Instrumental Activities of Daily Living Program provides funding for important daily activities to help keep individuals in their homes longer. These activities may include: transportation, yard work, heavy house cleaning and assistance with errands.
In-home respite provides caregivers with a planned and temporary break from their care giving responsibilities at home. Respite is provided through our contracted home care agencies. To view the costs/fees for in-home respite, please refer to the home support fees in this chart (PDF)
The bone mineral density test is a computerized x-ray scan of your lower spine and hips. It measures how much calcium and other types of minerals are in an area of your bone. This test can help your health care provider identify osteoporosis, determine your risk of bone fractures and measure your response to treatment.
Interventional radiology (also known as angiography) is a test guided by X-rays to diagnose or treat diseases in your body. These procedures are done using a needle and a narrow tube (catheter). This lowers the need for large incisions (cuts) in the body and is often done under local anesthetic (freezing).
A PET CT (Positron Emission Tomography Computed Tomography) scan is an imaging test showing how an organ or tissue works. MRI and CT scans are different than a PET CT scan because they show the structure (shape or make up) of organs or tissue inside your body.
PET scans can help health care providers diagnose many conditions, find early stages of diseases like cancers, injuries, and infections and see abnormalities even without seeing structural changes.
MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is a way to take detailed images of organs and tissues (muscles and fat) throughout the body, without the use of X-rays. MRI uses a powerful magnet, radio waves and computers to produce images that will help your doctor determine if you have an injury or disease.