National licensure, better virtual-care needed to fix system ‘close to the precipice’: CMA president

This article was written in partnership with Healthy Debate, and is part of a series of seven articles that explore the relationship between technology and compassion in the field of health care today, and especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Author: Inori Roy Illustrator: Winsome Adelia Tse Of all the responsibilities anesthesiologists undertake in their day-to-day duties,…

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The past, present and future of race and colonialism in medicine

Ellen J. Amster, AMS Healthcare Hannah Chair. May 24, 2022 This article was first published in the CMAJ on May 24, 2022. The original article can be accessed here. Western medicine has begun a reckoning with its inconvenient pasts, from dethroning medical heroes to an increasing awareness of how doctors have treated colonized and enslaved…

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Saying Goodbye on FaceTime

Participating in that call was “gut-wrenching,” Shaikh said, but she realized that to maintain the emotional stamina she would need to make it through the pandemic, she would “have to change (her) perspective.”

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