Surge in Cannabis Poisonings Among Children

Reading time: 3 minutes Hospitalizations for unintentional cannabis poisonings among Canadian children has surged, particularly in provinces where the sale of cannabis edibles is allowed.

Minimizing Harm for Medical Cannabis

Reading time: 2 minutes The Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada says it has become aware of the occurrence of harmful errors related to medical cannabis; adopt best practices, it urges.

Tips for Quality Improvement Initiatives

Reading time: 5 minutes Participating in Quality Improvement initiatives can allow physicians to achieve measurable changes that make a real difference to patients’ experience.

Nuanced Conversations and Deprescribing

Reading time: 3 minutes In order for deprescribing to be successful, it’s essential physicians understand the values of their patients and align deprescribing with the patient’s priorities.

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.