Latest Canadian Medical Association Stories
The issues of assisted death and palliative care in Canada should be discussed in the context of human rights.
Poor work ability in midlife may be associated with an accelerated deterioration of health and functioning in old age.
Showing clinical empathy to patients can improve their satisfaction of care, motivate them to stick to their treatment plans and lower malpractice complaints.
Binge drinking, an activity that many young people engage in, has associated adverse health risks and we need to do a better job of controlling overall alcohol usage.
The use of recombinant activated factor 7 (rFVIIa) despite its potential for adverse events displays the serious shortcomings of Canada's current drug surveillance system.
Disease-management programs, which may include patient education, psychological intervention, dietary education, self-monitoring and telemedicine, can improve diabetes care.
Exposure to death and dying does not negatively affect palliative and hospice care professionals and can actually have positive benefits.
Health Canada's cancellation of plans to renew tobacco warning labels on cigarette packages may lead to increased smoking rates and smoking-related illnesses and deaths.
Privacy legislation and protocols to safeguard the health information of members of the military are lacking, and the head of Canada's military must take action to ensure health privacy for all staff, states an editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CAMJ) http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/doi/10.1503/cmaj.101630.
To improve health care in Canada's north, Canada would benefit from enhanced relationships with other circumpolar regions.
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