Labs: what the pandemic can teach us

The health crisis has forced significant changes in the organization of work in labs – changes that are calling into question the very core of the OPTILAB system. Before we all go back to normal and press the restart button, shouldn’t we at least take the time to think about these issues?

Withdrawing services and professional practice: what you need to know

Some APTS members have been reassigned to work in CHSLDs and have had to withdraw their services from their regular clientele. This raises a number of issues in relation to professional practice. The current health and social emergency and the need to bring down terrifying death rates in care homes for older people are aggravating the structural disorganization of our health and social service system.

Nutritionists: new activities authorized on the menu

Recognition of dietitians/nutritionists’ clinical judgment and their role in ensuring more accessible care is reflected in the three new activities they are now authorized to perform. This is a promising advance. We discussed these developments with Marie-Joëlle Valiquette, Director of professional affairs for the Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec (OPDQ).

Quel avenir pour la psychothérapie dans les services de première ligne?

Alors que se poursuit dans la région de la Mauricie et du Centre-du-Québec le deuxième projet pilote prévu dans le cadre de l’implantation du Programme québécois de psychothérapie pour les troubles mentaux, vers quel type de pratique se dirige-t-on?

Full-time technologist and video artist in her spare time

Exasperated that few people understand what she does as a medical imaging technologist, Marie-Eve Côté decided to put what she calls her “artistic side” to work by making promotional videos about her field.

Reinstating motivation at the heart of the professions

Is it possible to practise our professions in the current health and social service system as “actively engaged” practitioners? If so, under what conditions? These were the questions posed by a researcher specializing in engaged practice, Marianne Beaulieu.

APTS takes a close look at the OCCI computerized tool

Use of the OCCI computerized clinical treatment pathway is becoming generalized in most sectors. A panacea for some and a source of concern for others, what position should we take on it?

Amélie Desnoyers, Rehabilitation specialist for the visually impaired

Amélie Desnoyers is a rehabilitation specialist for those with visual impairments, a profession that satisfies her desire to help, learn and teach, and enables her to work independently and with colleagues from other disciplines.
Meeting with a young – and proud – professional