One thing about our health care system in Nova Scotia: It produces good reports on what to do. It's doing it that's the problem.
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Our entire medicare apparatus is fixated on the treatment and (if possible) cure of illness rather than its prevention. It's a system that assumes we'll get sick, and even depends on our getting sick.
Mitch and I talk today about patient-centred care, meditation, why the "system" is broken, dehumanization, music and the arts and how it’s all connected to our understanding of mind/body health.
Patients don't want sympathy, we want solidarity. We don't want "reasonable" solutions that disregard the destruction of social services over decades.
The job of Ontario's first Patient Ombudsman will be to hear patient complaints and make recommendations to facilities and the ministry to improve care. Is that enough to help a strained system?
The debate around the private financing of Canada's health-care system has recently been revived as one of a series of video shorts on human rights in Winnipeg's Canadian Museum of Human Rights.
The Harper government strategy is to ignore violations of the Canada Health Act while underfunding medicare. Where then will the Canadian public be able to receive needed medical care?
Of all the outrageous things U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has said this summer, trust the Fraser Institute to single out his only accurate observation.
Current public dialogue is full of questions about what kind of innovation or "revamping" the health system needs. Dr. Vanessa Brcic applies principles of evidence-based practice to the debate.
The number of vultures circling the most lucrative public service plum in the firmaments is truly scary. Equally frightening are the consequences for retirement if public health care is eliminated.