Lack of evidence-based medicine in debate around new MAID law should concern Canadians

Medical history has shown that when well-meaning people bypass careful science to rush a treatment out before harms are properly understood, it can have disastrous consequences, writes Dr. Mark Sinyor. View original article here Source

Why proper home care should be a cornerstone of how our health system looks after seniors

This column is an opinion by Dr. Elizabeth Niedra, a care of the elderly physician, writer, and lecturer in family medicine at the University of Toronto. She does home visits for older adults with SPRINT House Calls. For more information about CBC's Opinion...

Changing how police departments respond to overdose calls could save lives

This column is an opinion by Dr. S. Monty Ghosh, an addiction and internal medicine specialist, as well as an assistant clinical professor at the University of Calgary and The University of Alberta. He is involved with research, policy-making, and advocacy for...

Long-term care outbreaks, deaths reveal how badly we undervalue seniors and people with dementia

This column is an opinion by Carole Estabrooks and Sube Banerjee. Estabrooks is scientific director of the pan-Canadian Translating Research in Elder Care (TREC) program and Professor & Canada Research Chair, Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta. Banerjee is a senior...

Alarming numbers around men’s mental health indicate need for national response

This column is an opinion by Rob Whitley, an associate professor of psychiatry at McGill University and a research scientist at the Douglas Research Centre. For more information about CBC's Opinion section, please see the FAQ.A growing body of research indicates that a significant number...

Diabetes is an epidemic, and we need a national plan to get it under control

This column is an opinion by Brooks Roche, a member of the Prime Minister's Youth Council from Charlottetown, PEI. He is an advocate for progressive, inclusive systems that help Canadians living with disabilities, and has lived with type 1 diabetes for 20...

Hospital visitation policies should reflect what loved-ones contribute to a patient’s recovery

This column is an opinion by Courtney Sas and Dr. Alexandra Rendely. Sas, a clinical social worker at a University of Toronto affiliated hospital, has a master's of bioethics and is an adjunct lecturer at the UofT Faculty of Social Work. Dr. Rendely is a...

3 ways Canada can take action as a global health leader on COVID-19 vaccines

This column is an opinion by Jason Nickerson, humanitarian affairs advisor for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Ottawa, and a respiratory therapist with more than a decade of experience in clinical patient care and global public health response. For more...

COVID-19 vaccine race is a long way from over, and human challenge trials still have a role to play

This column is an opinion by Nir Eyal and Bastian Steuwer. Eyal is the Henry Rutgers Professor of Bioethics and director of the Center for Population-Level Bioethics at Rutgers University, and a member of the advisory board at 1Day Sooner, which advocates on behalf...

Sharing a COVID-19 vaccine with other nations is smart for public health and economy

This column is an opinion by Dr. Peter A Singer, OC, a Canadian physician and special advisor to Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization. Before joining WHO, he co-founded the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics...
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