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Let’s rid the world of suicide

I want to rid the world of #suicide. I know, on the surface, how ridiculous that may sound to people. After all, I am only one...

We have built a sickness care system rather than a health system

We have designed that system for the convenience of practitioners, not patients A version of this speech was delivered May 14, 2015 to the graduating...

A letter from a patient

Dear health care worker, I recently experienced a parent’s worst nightmare. One evening my nine-week old baby developed an extremely high fever. We rushed to...

The right to die?

Just before noon on a Monday, Gillian Bennett dragged a mattress from inside her British Columbia home to her favourite spot outside, on her...

Canadians not getting message about skin cancer

Though I am embarrassed to admit, in my young and foolish days you may have found me at a tanning salon. I was not...

Canadians need more healthcare and less politics

It’s the end of an era. The 2004 Canadian Health Accord has expired and along with it we say goodbye to the Health Council of...

Technology abounds – time to embrace it

Hardly a day goes by that we don`t hear about some type of new technology. Newer and smarter smartphones, wearable glasses that serve as...

Healthy physicians equals healthy patients

The tragic death of a medical resident just before the start of the recent Canadian Conference on Physician Health in Calgary provided a powerful...

Health care transformation falling short

It’s hard to believe 2013 is coming to a close. With the ending of another year, we often find ourselves reflecting on the good,...

Through the eyes of a patient

I recently attended the #patient experience summit in Toronto. Over two days speakers from across Canada shared case studies, experiences and different ways to...

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