Health Care System’s Carbon Footprint

Reading time: 4 minutes A Choosing Wisely Canada keynote panel connects the dots between the health care system’s carbon footprint, waste in practices, and the ultimate harm to patients and the planet.

Email Communication can Pose Risks

Reading time: 3 minutes One of the major risks of using modern technology to communicate personal health information is that it could be inadvertently disclosed to someone who should not have it.

Digital Initiatives

Reading time: 3 minutes OntarioMD has undertaken several digital health initiatives to make it easier for physicians to manage their practice and provide effective patient care during the pandemic.

Creating an Inclusive Space

Reading time: 8 minutes We provide guidance on how to make your practice a safe place that encourages gender-diverse patients to share all their health concerns with you.

Conducting Sensitive Exams

Reading time: 5 minutes Communication prior and during intimate exams are key, and allow the patient to feel a sense of control. A former chair of the ICRC provides further guidance.

Recording of Appointments

Reading time: 3 minutes We provide some guidance as it becomes more common for patients to request to record their medical appointments via audio, video or photography.

Supply Shortage Consequences

Reading time: 4 minutes Physicians are urged to conduct medication reviews to help determine what, if any, therapeutic consequences may result when changes to a medication regimen are needed.

Mindful Medical Practice

Reading time: 7 minutes Dr. Ron Epstein is among the foremost experts in mindful medical practice. He talks to Dialogue about what defines mindfulness and why it matters for doctors.

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

Reading time: 6 minutes A new program in Toronto offers an avenue in preventing child sexual abuse by aiming efforts at would-be offenders before they cross the line.

Button Battery Ingestion

Reading time: 5 minutes Battery ingestion can become a life-threatening event if not identified and removed expeditiously. Close follow-up is also required to assess the degree of ongoing injury.

Vaccine Hesitancy

Reading time: 6 minutes Physicians remain the most trusted source of vaccine information. So, they have a unique role in helping their patients get vaccinated, says Dr. Kieran Moore, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health.

A “Guideline of Guidelines”

Reading time: 5 minutes CAMH led an initiative that synthesized key recommendations for treating and managing Opioid Use Disorder from existing standards, guidelines, expert opinions and best practices across Canada.