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  • COVID-19 Compassion is a part of managing stress

    It is normal to feel stress related to COVID-19 and all the pressures that it may present. Many of us are feeling stretched and stressed, and are letting go of some of the coping strategies that have helped us. Read on for some validation that you are not alone in this struggle.

  • Shift work and sleep: Sleep tips from the experts

    Shift workers face unique challenges when it comes to sleep. Sleep physician and researcher Dr. Tetyana Kendzerska and health psychologist Dr. Kerri Ritchie from The Ottawa Hospital offer sleep tips for shift workers.

  • Feeling worried? Four tips to help you not worry so much

    We all worry. It’s part of life. But some of us worry so much that it affects our health, our relationships or our work. Experts at the Ottawa Hospital offer tips for how to worry less and when to seek support.

  • Smudge procedure gives comfort to Indigenous patients and families

    For many patients and families, spiritual practices can help manage the stress of time spent in hospital. For First Nations and Métis patients and families, these practices might include smudging ceremonies. The Ottawa Hospital now has a procedure in place to be able to respond to requests from patients and families for smudging ceremonies.