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The Star (Aug 25): How under privilege made me a better doctor

Created on Friday, 25 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... associated with this vocation. I encourage medical students and practicing physicians to be open about their stories, to humanize the identity of medicine so it doesn’t seem so lofty to those at a lower ...

London Free Press (Aug 24): Health care Shortage of psychiatrists in London hits wait times for kids

Created on Thursday, 24 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

...  The average gross annual pay for a psychiatrist in Canada was $255,745 in 2014-15, according to the Canadian Institute for Health Information’s national physician database. Psychiatrist earnings are ...

The Star (Aug, 23):Study questions why thousands with developmental disabilities are prescribed...

Created on Wednesday, 23 August 2017. Posted in Trash/Trash

... this, and for sure our physicians?” To access original content please click here Author: Peter Goffin  ...

The Star (Aug, 23):Study questions why thousands with developmental disabilities are prescribed...

Created on Wednesday, 23 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... this, and for sure our physicians?” To access original content please click here Author: Peter Goffin  ...

Better Home Care in Canada: A National Action Plan

Created on Wednesday, 23 August 2017. Posted in HHR/Reports

... Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada worked together to develop Better Home Care : A National Action Plan. The Action Plan aims to advance this priority  ...

The Globe and Mail (Aug 22): Ontario pharmacies filling more opioid prescriptions, but in smaller do

Created on Tuesday, 22 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... Long-Term Care introduced an opioid strategy to address the crisis of overdose and abuse, while the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario launched investigations into doctors prescribing exceptionally ...

The Globe and Mail (Aug 22): Health Minister Jane Philpott urges physicians to use power, privilege

Created on Tuesday, 22 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

Physicians have a moral and ethical responsibility to do more for Canada’s most vulnerable populations, including Indigenous peoples and those with addiction and mental-health issues, the federal Health ...

Ottawa Citizen (Aug 10): Medical scribes are changing the way doctors do their work

Created on Friday, 11 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... physician Dr. Peter Graves, is pioneering the practice. Like many of his colleagues, Adani is working as a medical scribe as a kind of training ground for his future career. He returns to school at the ...

Healthy Debate (Aug 08): Room for improvement in Ontario’s MAID Care Coordination Service

Created on Wednesday, 09 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

In May, Ontario’s Ministry of Health created a new Care Coordination Service (CCS) to facilitate access to medical assistance in dying (MAID). As a family physician and MAID provider, I welcomed ...

CTV news (Aug 09): Doctors highlight chronic health-care shortages in Ontario's northern communities

Created on Wednesday, 09 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

Doctors are sounding the alarm about the chronic shortage of physicians and health-care services in northern Ontario. After a Health Quality Ontario report found that people in Ontario’s north ...

Healthy Debate (Aug 03): House calls on the rise in Ontario

Created on Friday, 04 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

In 2011, Ontario sought to spur physician interest in providing house calls by investing $10 million a year for the past six years in improving access for patients who are defined as “home bound.” It’s ...

CBC Nova Scotia (Aug 1): Only 3 exit interviews done with NS doctors in first year of projects

Created on Tuesday, 01 August 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

...  The interviews are voluntary and it can be difficult to co-ordinate schedules with the physicians, said MacKinnon. "They are very busy people."    'Hemorrhaging' of doctors from Cape ...

CBC (July 31): Pursuing the MD dream: How Caribbean-trained Canadian doctors struggle to come home

Created on Monday, 31 July 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... assessed her options. She applied to medical school at St. George's University in the Caribbean country of Grenada.   Now 32 and a physician in the U.S., Martinek isn't thinking about ...

Castanet (July 31): Study reduces wait times

Created on Monday, 31 July 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... for worrisome symptoms like bleeding or weight loss,” he says. “When we get referrals from within the hospital or from family physicians in the community, patients bypass ...

Huffington Post (July, 24): Pikangikum First Nation Suicide Crisis Prompts Funding For 20...

Created on Monday, 24 July 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... health experts want to see concrete commitments out of Monday's meeting, including more control at the level of First Nations. Dr. Michael Kirlew, a physician based in Sioux Lookout, Ont., believes the ...

CBC Edmonton (July 21): Transgender Albertans say they're facing longer wait times for hormone ...

Created on Friday, 21 July 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... school curriculum. Right now there is very little taught about this," he said. "There shouldn't be a barrier between a physician and a patient." Steps forward Despite the challenges, Warneke is ...

Breaking Point: The Suicide Crisis in Indigenous Communities

Created on Thursday, 20 July 2017. Posted in Features/Rural/Remote/Aboriginal

... described that the shortages of health professionals in Nunavut are particularly pronounced. Adam Akpik observed that in 2006, Nunavut also had the “lowest ratio of physicians, the lowest ratio of registered ...

Healthy Debate (June 21): Medical trainees under too much pressure to do research

Created on Wednesday, 19 July 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... medicine, internal medicine,psychiatry, general surgery, and obstetrics and gynecology. Yet despite this emphasis on research during training, the average practicing Canadian physician ...

Ottawa Citizen (July, 19): Personal support workers in Ontario lack oversight of most ...

Created on Wednesday, 19 July 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

... professionals and the long-term care industry is highly regulated. Regulatory bodies, such as the Ontario College of Nurses, or the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons are responsible for the ...

CBC News (July 11): 'No one is really doing anything': Frustrations mount over rural ER closures

Created on Tuesday, 18 July 2017. Posted in News/Latest News

People in Cumberland County are expressing concern over the number of emergency room closures in the region and suggesting more should be done by the Nova Scotia Health Authority to recruit physicians ...

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