Documents & Resources

Enhanced Extern Program Toolkit and Orientation Handbook
October 2023

This toolkit and orientation handbook contains guidelines, high-level principles and resources to standardize (with flexibility) the scope of practice and utilization of enhanced externs (also called clinical externs) across TAHSN hospitals. This toolkit and orientation handbook was created by the TAHSN Practice Committee's Enhanced Extern Program Working Group.


TAHSN Statement on Sustainable Procurement
July 2023

The TAHSN Sustainable Health Systems Community of Practice working group on sustainable procurement hosted a CFO symposium in the spring of 2023. A key outcome was strong support for collaborative movement forward, including the development of a collective commitment to address the environmental impact of purchasing as healthcare organizations.


TAHSN Guidelines for Research Ethics Board processes and practices 
June 2023

Guidance for TAHSN institutions on relevant institutional policies and best practices related to Research Ethics Board (REBs) processes, divided into specific priorities. These guidelines were developed by the TAHSN Research (TAHSNr) Committee's Research Ethics Board Working Group.
Institutional Training - Recommended Guidelines
Use of Clinical Trials Ontario for Multi-Centre Studies - Recommended Guidelines
Review of Quality Improvement / Quality Assurance Projects - Recommended Guidelines
Research Ethics Board Appeals Process - Recommended Guidelines


TAHSN Guideline for Responding to Learner Mistreatment Arising from Patients, Families or Visitors (Guide for Faculty, Supervisors and Learners)
TAHSN Quick Reference Flow Chart for Responding to Learner Mistreatment Arising from Patients, Families or Visitors (Excerpt from Guide)

January 2023

Guidance for faculty, supervisors and learners at TAHSN hospitals on how to respond to, and debrief, an incident of mistreatment a learner has experienced with a patient, patient's family member, or visitors.


Context and Guidance Regarding Use of Simple D/MTA Template (Please read first)
TAHSN Simple Data/Material Transfer and Use Agreement Template
July 2022

Simple, harmonized Data/Material Transfer and Use Agreement (D/MTA) template to promote the efficient and timely exchange of research data and materials across TAHSN institutions and researchers. Please carefully review the associated context and guidance document which includes criteria regarding the appropriate use of this template.


TAHSN Standards for Religious Attire for Health Care Workers, Learners and Volunteers in Hospital Areas with Sterile Procedures
June 2022

Standards and shared expectations related to clothing worn by religiously observant individuals working in hospital areas with sterile procedures.


TAHSN General Guideline for Intellectual Property (IP) Policies
March 2022

Guidance for TAHSN institutions in establishing or updating local Intellectual Property policies. This guideline was developed by the TAHSN Research (TAHSNr) Committee's Intellectual Property Guideline Working Group.


TAHSN Statement on Systemic Racism in Healthcare
October 2020

Acknowledgement of systemic racism, particularly anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism, in the healthcare system and a commitment to work towards the goal of eradicating it.


TAHSN Learner Orientation Guidelines and Sample Welcome Letter
TAHSN Welcome Letter Template (MS Word file)
August 2020

Recommendations developed by the TAHSNe Leaner Engagement Orientation Task Force to support an excellent student experience by providing timely and relevant information to learners before they start their clinical placement. The overall goal is to create consistent communication for learners across TAHSN.


TAHSN Perceptions of Orientation of Health Professional Learners - Summary Report and Recommendations
January 2018

Report summarizing the findings and recommendations specific to learners’ experiences related to orientation across TAHSN. A qualitative study which identified key aspects of learners' orientation and facilitated understanding of learners' perception of preparedness for clinical placement.


TAHSN Person Centered Language for Responsive Behaviours
December 2016

Guidance on person centered language which promotes the use of language that is specific, objective, respectful and free of judgement or bias when describing behaviors. Document is intended to serve as a framework for hospitals to facilitate a shared understanding of the language used to describe responsive behaviours amongst inter-professional staff and care providers.