Shared decision making and breastfeeding: Supporting families’ informed choices

Shared decision making and breastfeeding: Supporting families’ informed choices

By Sarah Munro, PhD/ Cynthia Buckett, MBA, RD/ Julie Sou, MSc/ Nick Bansback, PhD/ Henry Lau, RD

British Columbia has the highest rates of breastfeeding initiation in Canada, but there is a sharp decline in breastfeeding in the weeks or months after birth.[1] Supporting families in making difficult infant feeding choices in a nonjudgmental way can support the health of infants and may help increase breastfeeding rates by improving the therapeutic relationship with health

Drug-induced psychosis and neurological effects following nitrous oxide misuse: A case report

Drug-induced psychosis and neurological effects following nitrous oxide misuse: A case report

By Matthew Mo Kin Kwok, MD, CCFP(EM), FCFP/ Jane de Lemos, PharmD, MSc Epid/ Mazen Sharaf, BSc Pharm, ACPR

Nitrous oxide (N2O), commonly known as “laughing gas,”[1] has historically been used for medicinal purposes such as anesthesia, analgesia, and sedation.[2] It is also available as a consumer product in canisters known as “whippits” that are used in whipped cream dispensers.