Not engaging Black communities meaningfully in health and other policy-making processes has been a critical failure, reflecting a history of systemic racism, marginalization and political indifference.
While policy organizations publicly claim that they want input from racialized and other marginalized communities, many fail to listen to, accept or integrate what those communities have to say.
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer patients includes delayed diagnosis, deferred tests and treatment delay.
In future health emergencies and possibly further waves of the COVID-19 pandemic, caution needs to be taken when extending cancer waiting times for reasons unrelated to patients’ health-care needs.
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We need to document and investigate these attacks, including testimonies from health workers, if we are ever to see these war crimes prosecuted.
Health sciences education needs to be updated to include training in technology.
There are growing applications of artificial intelligence in health sciences education. Students and practitioners need to be educated on using these technologies and made aware of their implications.
Medical personnel attend a Covid-19 patient at an intensive care unit in Muret, near Toulouse, on November 17, 2020.
France’s per-capita death toll from Covid-19 is higher than the average for high-income countries. A lack of prevention and the initial rigidity of the French system are largely to responsible.
A health-care worker and volunteers watch as Ontario Premier Doug Ford visits a vaccine clinic for Purolator employees and their families at the company’s plant in Toronto.
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Our society has never explicitly debated whether the health-care industry is more important than other critical sectors, like education, as governments impose lockdowns.
A new study identifies significant language barriers between doctors and their patients.
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Communication breakdowns between doctors and their patients have real-life consequences and can result in poorer health outcomes and sicker patients.
You can start these conversations simply, like saying, “I need to think about the future. Can you help me?”
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When you prepare to talk about end-of-life decisions and the legacy you want to leave behind, try thinking about them as gifts you bestow to family and friends.
Manchin withdrew his support for Build Back Better.
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Sen. Manchin effectively killed one of Biden’s key economic priorities by withdrawing his support from the $2 trillion bill.
More cases of long COVID can put strain on our health system. So we need to think about where and how we offer care.
Some nursing programs had to turn away students because of a shortage of faculty and clinical sites.
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The US has a growing demand for nurses. Yet nursing schools are turning away many qualified candidates.
When Black patients are treated by Black doctors, they have better health outcomes – but fewer than 6 in 100 American doctors are Black.
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Black American women have disproportionate HIV infection rates – in part because of systemic and structural racism in the health care system.
The pandemic has made it harder for diabetes patients to receive the ongoing care they need.
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World Diabetes Day on Nov. 14 marks an increase in diabetes deaths and new diagnoses as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to hinder care for chronic conditions.
In addition to patient care, many doctors also have heavy administrative burdens, including insurance company requests and government forms that advocate for their patients’ needs, as well as all the challenges of running an office.
Less than half of Canadians can see their doctor same-day, and millions don’t even have a family doctor. Improving access to care means providing doctors with the support they need to focus on patients.
Family members often take on the burden of preparing and delivering meals to their relatives.
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Some older patients forego the food provided at their health care facility because it isn’t aligned with their religious and cultural preferences.
Examining a child on a screen is nothing like examining a child in person.
Public-health messaging and strained health-care resources during COVID-19 have meant fewer in-person exams. For some children with brain cancer, this can have devastating consequences.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during his victory speech on election night, Sept. 21, 2021.
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Canada’s lack of pharmacare harms health in our communities, strains our health-care system and encumbers our economy. Parliament is out of excuses for not implementing a national drug plan.
A collaboration between health-care leaders and artists illuminates what it has been like leading, working, and living through the pandemic.
Many nurses are physically and emotionally exhausted from the toll of COVID-19.
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Long-term solutions to the nursing shortage call for changes that value nurses and offer them a safe place to work.
A new rule is intended to let patients comparison shop for hospital services.
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Health researchers hope a new regulation requiring hospitals to post their prices will tame soaring health care costs, but compliance and standardization are hurdles.