Instead of returning to “normal” after the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada should adopt a health-care system that focuses on prevention and the social determinants of health.
COVID-19 has shown the flaws of a reactive health-care system designed to care for people who are already sick. A preventive approach would be more equitable, less expensive and keep us healthier.
It isn’t easy to go out after months of shielding.
Many people who shielding during the coronavirus pandemic will need help to step forward and reclaim life.
The coronavirus pandemic has created an environment of uncertainty, fear and despair – emotions that erode mental health.
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COVID-19 patients are spending weeks in intensive care units, isolated and alone, knowing they have a disease that doctors don't fully understand. It's a recipe for post-traumatic stress disorder.
Members of an arm of Hezbollah spray disinfectant in a Beirut neighborhood to fight the spread of the coronavirus.
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Criminal gangs, insurgents and terrorist groups seek to protect the people in the areas they govern, when a central government's power is weak or nonexistent.
On May 16, 2019, Madeleine Munier Apaire (shown here in June 2014), lawyer for Vincent Lambert’s nephew, considered that all remedies were “exhausted”.
The debate over Mr. Vincent Lambert's decision to discontinue his care overshadowed equally important judicial and ethical issues. A look back at a complex situation that will set a precedent.
Women who have had a heart attack are less likely to be given an angiogram (a special X-ray to detect blockages of the heart), rehabilitation, or medication than men.
New research shows women receive sub-optimal care after they have a heart attack and are twice as likely than men to die six months after the attack.
Finding ways to link health care data in a secure and confidential way.
The strengths of blockchain technologies could help address the weaknesses of health care systems to store and secure medical records.
Good appointment schedules keep physicians busy and minimize patients’ waiting. (Shutterstock)
Creative appointment scheduling minimizes in-office waiting for physicians and patients.
Early years settings, like preschools and kindergarten, are often the first place social difficulties are identified.
Parents need support from early childhood educators to build capacity to claim for NDIS services.
Almost one-third (32%) of nurses and midwives are considering moving on.
Nurses and midwives are among society’s most highly valued professionals. But a disturbing national picture is emerging of escalating levels of over-work and burnout.
Experiencing rudeness can make it harder for doctors and nurses to do their jobs.
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Rudeness causes medical teams to perform worse, and ultimately this could have huge costs for patients.
‘This, of course, happened before I was health secretary.’
The health service has a long history both of abuse and the failure to do anything about it.
Long distances make for long response times in rural settings.
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ED congestion is due to the combination of growing demand for care, sicker patients and access block.
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Data released today by the National Health Performance Authority (NHPA) shows just 54% of major metropolitan hospitals and 63% of major regional hospitals are treating or admitting patients within the…
Researchers who analysed more than 5,000 complaints resolved by the medical board have found that international medical graduates…
Hypnosis is a state of conscious awareness which most people experience many times each day.
Hypnosis in one form or another has been around for thousands of years, but until recently, evidence to support its biological and clinically powerful effects have been lacking. Today hypnosis is used…
How far are you from the treatment you need? Having a heart attack puts the patient in a race against time.
Australians considering where to have a heart attack can now do a postcode check on the speed and quality of medical treatment…