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2010-10-04 22:49:04

Better psychological and spiritual support, better planning of care and stronger relationships with physicians are necessary to improve end-of-life care in Canada, states a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj100131.pdf. The study, a questionnaire that aimed to measure satisfaction with end-of-life care for patients with advanced diseases and their families, involved 363 patients over 55 years of age and 193...

2010-09-14 01:00:08

Health care professionals need sensitivity when delivering the news of a patient's imminent death, states an editorial in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj101201.pdf. Rather than delegate end of life discussions to inexperienced members of medical teams, these should be delivered by experienced professionals with a network of colleagues who can help in communication and decision-making. "Without investments in training for all...

2010-08-31 16:04:08

Despite medical research that indicates Vancouver's supervised injection facility, Insite, reduces needle-sharing and overdose deaths, the facility's fate is uncertain, states an analysis article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj100032.pdf. Insite was North America's first sanctioned supervised safe injection site, opened in 2003 under the then Liberal government. In 2006, a Conservative government removed harm reduction...

2010-08-31 13:44:20

Canada should follow the lead of Quebec, Australia and the United Kingdom by publicly funding smoking cessation pharmacotherapies, states an editorial in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj101140.pdf. Some 5.5 million Canadians (19% of the population) currently use tobacco, a number that has not decreased in recent years. A 2009 review of studies indicates that full financial reimbursement of smoking cessation medications...

2010-08-25 06:42:00

OTTAWA, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ - The business portion of the Canadian Medical Association's (CMA) annual meeting will culminate with the inaugural speech of incoming president, Dr. Jeff Turnbull. Dr. Turnbull takes over the presidency of the CMA for 2010-2011. His inaugural speech will set out his vision for the next year, and his strategy to advance the health transformation direction given by delegates at the annual meeting. Over 200 physician delegates have converged in Niagara Falls to...

2010-08-23 13:31:00

OTTAWA, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ - My comments will be brief, so that we can move to questions, but I just wanted to state how happy the physicians of Canada were to have Dr. Wong-Rieger here this morning to bring the perspective of patients. As she mentioned, putting patients and their needs first really is what we are all about as physicians. That is why our effort to transform our health care system has at its core and guiding principle, the patient-centred approach. However, to get to the...

2010-08-23 06:00:00

OTTAWA/>, Aug. 23/> /PRNewswire/ - Efforts to make Canada's/> health care system more patient focused will be the big topic for discussion on the first day of the Canadian Medical Association's (CMA) 143rd annual meeting of General Council. Physician-delegates from across the country will converge on Niagara Falls, ON/> from August 23-25, 2010/> at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel. The first strategic session will be led by leading patient advocate and President and CEO of the...

2010-08-17 17:07:22

Seniors who received home care after discharge from hospital for partial hip surgery (hemiarthroplasty) were 43% less likely to die in the three months following the procedure, found a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). However, less than 16% of elderly patients discharged home after partial hip surgery in the study group received home care. The study looked at 11 326 men and women aged 65 and older in Quebec who had partial hip surgery between 1997 and 2004....

2010-08-17 10:55:00

OTTAWA/>, Aug. 17/> /PRNewswire/ - The Canadian Medical Association's (CMA) 143rd annual meeting (General Council) will be all about patient-centred care as delegates will converge in Niagara Falls, ON/> from August 23 to 25, 2010/> at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel. This year's General Council theme is "Change that Works. Care that Lasts". The key features of the meeting include: Sunday, Aug. 22nd - First educational session led by Dr. John Findley,...

2010-08-03 10:00:00

OTTAWA, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) has unveiled today an important new policy document aimed at driving change in Canada's health care system to better meet the needs of patients now and in the future. It also aims at framing future discussions between the Federal, Provincial and Territorial governments in preparation for the renewal of the Health Accord in 2014. "Canada's physicians know that the time to act is past due if we are going to devise a plan to...


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2012-05-18 15:28:08

The Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) is a peer-reviewed medical journal published by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA). The journal’s establishment likely would not have been without the foresight of Andrew Macphail, chair of the history of medicine at McGill University and editor of the Montreal Medical Journal. At the 1907 annual meeting, he argued that “without a journal to express its views and record its proceedings the association would have little impact.”  With...

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