CGNA is proud to have worked with the Geriatric Education and Recruitment Initiative to produce this guide.
Bev Laurila, CGNA past President represented CGNA in producing this guide. 

Please help us to get this guide into practice by sending it to your contacts! 
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Canadian Coalition For Seniors' Mental Health

Final report of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology (May 2006) - Out of the Shadows

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These are available free of charge from the CCSMH website and include:        

- Assessment and Treatment of Delirium o Assessment and Treatment of Depression

- Assessment and Treatment of Mental Health Issues in LTC Homes
- Assessment of Suicide Risk and Prevention of Suicide

Click here to view the CCSMH National Guidelines


CGNA-NGNA Joint Position Statement

Following a Memorandum of Agreement (October 2003) between the National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA) and the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association (CGNA), the two organizations made a commitment to develop a joint position statement that reflects their common vision of exemplary care for older people.

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Raising the Bar: Common Assessment Instrument Benefits Long-term Care Residents

The quality of resident care in Ontario’s nursing homes is key for residents, their families, and the healthcare sector as a whole. The Long-Term Care Homes Common Assessment Project (LTCH CAP) is playing a prominent role in addressing these concerns. The Project is a partnership with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the Ontario Long-Term Care Association and the Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors, and has been facilitating and supporting the implementation of a standardized and automated common assessment instrument known as the Resident Assessment Instrument Minimum Data Set (RAI-MDS 2.0). Just over two years into this initiative, residents and the sector as a whole are reaping the benefits.

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CNA - Nursing Innovations Exchange

The Nursing Innovations Exchange, launched in April 2009, is an interactive online database of
innovative solutions that nurses are implementing in response to challenges posed by inadequate resources and
workforce shortages in the health-care system. It will be a place where nurses can enter their successful
innovations, and a place where other nurses, decision-makers and policy-makers can search and view the
innovations. The goal is to improve Canada’s health-care system through the exchange, and ultimately the
implementation, of innovative solutions in workplaces and schools.

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