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  • Compassionate Care Curriculum

    The Core of the Issue – Compassionate Care

    I spend many hours every day thinking, writing, and meeting about care. Compassionate care. Equitable care. Person-centred care. Diverse providers of care. Care for diverse populations.  How to teach for compassionate care. What to teach for social justice-oriented care. Whether curriculum can promote reflexive care. How to get faculty members to prioritize person-centred care. How…


  • Technologies and Compassionate Care

    The customer’s always right: Tensions and Opportunities in the Privatization of Care

    What do you look for in a company when you are searching for a service or product? We have all had the experience of being a customer, and we can likely all agree that as customers, we’d like to be satisfied and treated well whether we are purchasing a product or receiving a service or…


  • 2017 Hannah Summer Studentship Award Winners

    AMS and the The Canadian Society for the History of Medicine are proud to announce the 2017 Summer Studentship Award winners. Emma Chilton (McMaster University) Ariel Gershon (Western University) Geraldine Huynh (University of Alberta) Rebecca Redden (Mount Saint Vincent University) The CSHM, in partnership with AMS, adjudicates applications for the AMS Hannah Summer Studentship Awards, which lay a foundation for…


  • History of Medicine

    Interpreting the Genetic Revolution: Genetic Counseling, Biological Risk, and the Shaping of Modern American Biopolitics.

    I am the recent beneficiary of an AMS Postdoctoral Fellowship, an award that has been instrumental in allowing me to continue my research on the history of medical genetics and genetic counseling. After earning my Ph.D in History from McMaster University in 2013, I completed a 2-year Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Postdoctoral…


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