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  • AMS Board Member Colleen Flood writes on Universal Pharmacare

    AMS Board Member and Professor, Director of the Centre for Health Law, Policy & Ethics, and a University of Ottawa Research Chair in Health Law & Policy writes for Huffington Post Canada on Universal Pharmacare. “Most Canadians would likely agree that those who need potentially life-saving prescription medications should have ready access to them. Yet prescription…


  • Healthcare Professional Burnout and Resilience

    Courage to Nurse: Building a Community of Witnessing and Compassion

    Among the privileges of being an academic nurse is having the opportunity to spend time with young women and men as they pursue their goal – sometimes their dream – of becoming a nurse.  When I ask first year undergraduate students about their decision to pursue a vocation in nursing, the most frequent response is…


  • AMS History Grants and Fellowships – Applications now Available!

    AMS is proud to provide Grant and Postdoctoral Fellowships in the history of medicine, adjudicated by the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation.  The AMS Project Grant is designed to support small budget proposals on projects featuring the history of medicine. AMS defines the history of medicine as the study, analysis, and interpretation of past practices,…


  • Healthcare Professional Burnout and Resilience

    “Self-care” is Failing Healthcare Providers Experiencing Compassion Fatigue

    Recently, while waiting to see my own doctor for a routine visit, I leafed idly through a waiting-room copy of Chatelaine magazine.  One headline caught my eye: “The Science Behind Self-Care”.   Intriguing title, and one that seemingly promised an evidence base for the activities we undertake in order to manage our complex and demanding lives,…


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