I read this op-ed by Dr. Louis Francescutti on Tuesday evening after a long day. Perhaps it was because I had spent the day trying to convince adolescents’ parents that scolding never works, perhaps this tone still grates on me since I was an adolescent, but whatever the reason, Dr. Francescutti’s nagging that my work …

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I find that I have written a surprising amount about Physician Assisted Death for someone who does not expect to be on the front lines of this new measure. I hope that the medical community can lead the debate, asking patients to consider how they want this new medical treatment to work. All the people with …

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Have you ever participated in an online event? If not, let me introduce you to these and consider briefly how such “virtual meetings” might improve the conversations we are all having about health care. Last Wednesday, I participated in two online events – I can actually say that I participated in both events at the …

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Last week, someone who has just started reading these articles told me, “You sure write a lot about family doctors.” I don’t disagree, because I believe that family doctors are the most important doctors in health care and that, if family medicine is strong, then the rest of health care can be built around that …

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In the five days since I wrote about my husband’s experience in hospital, I have heard from over one hundred people who have had similar experiences, either personally or with a family member. You can read about some of their experiences in the comments related to my previous post, as well as on my facebook …

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It seems as though everyone is lobbying the new Prime Minister on Twitter and Facebook for their own pet promise from the election campaign and, on the day he and his cabinet are sworn in, I would like to add my own request to the clamour. I will warn readers that I am not asking …

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This week I want to raise awareness for D.I.F.D.:Do It For Daron. This is a youth-driven program run out of my hospital to raise awareness and funds for youth mental health education at The Royal. D.I.F.D. was created by the friends and family of Daron Richardson who sadly took her own life in November 2010. …

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