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Clinical Articles / BY: Jeanine C. Marshall, MD, FRCPC September 2017
... emergency health care. The authority to act under Section 59 may continue until the circumstances that resulted in the emergency have been ... require psychiatric care and ongoing monitoring. When the issue is primarily a social one that does not require the expertise of a ...
Obituaries / BY: Susan Bond January/February 2017
... association with the College and was a real firebrand on the issue of medical ethics. The ideals of the Hippocratic oath were his ... 2017 at the Kimberley Elks Club. Donations in his memory may be made to the Kootenay Wildlife Heritage Fund, PO Box 100, Kimberley, BC, ...
Clinical Articles / BY: Alister Frayne, MD, December 2015
... developed. Often dubbed “walk-in care,” such a system may address the issue of timely access but often fails to offer continuity of care and does not ...
BCCDC / BY: Sophie Y. Wang, BSc, July/August 2014
... antimicrobial resistance demonstrates the severity of this issue and calls for concerted action among all government sectors and society ... resource-constrained settings.[ 1 ] The use of carbapenems may also accelerate the development of carbapenem resistance, a characteristic ...
Clinical Articles / BY: D. Sandberg, RRT, April 2013
... services in the Northern Health Authority. Home oxygen may be funded by extended health benefits, if available to the patient, and by ... use of home oxygen remains a concern and continues to be an issue for some patients. For example, in Vancouver Coastal Health in 2011, ...
GPSC / BY: Bill Cavers, MD April 2013
... Practice Services Committee (GPSC) began work on this issue in 2010 and initially provided funding to three divisions of family ... With the launch of the attachment initiative, any division may now ac­cess funding for attachment initiatives. Given that the focus is ...
BCCDC / BY: Prabjit Barn, MSc, May 2012
... (100 Bq/m3).[ 2 ]  Although many homes in BC may have radon concentrations below the Health Ca­nada guideline, particularly ... homes. Physicians can champion this important public health issue by talking to their patients about the dangers of radon and by ...
Clinical Articles / BY: Alison Granger-Brown, MA, December 2012
... and increase motivation for change—something that may be sustained after release from prison. Women in BC’s federal ... Aboriginal women By Lara-Lisa Condello   From May 2007 to May 2010, over 100 women in prison participated in the Building ... 25 ]  Infant safety has not been reported as an issue in numerous countries where prison infant and mother health initiatives ...
MDs To Be / BY: Katie Wiskar, BSc, October 2012
... whole foods.  In addition to overall diet, the issue of workplace nutrition has recently received some attention. Physicians ... ubiquity of inadequate nutrition among physicians, as they may result in decreased quality of patient care and medical error.  As a ...
BCCDC / BY: Bonnie Henry, MD, FRCPC March 2011
... the disease in BC despite it being a low endemic area. One issue identified in the survey was 60% of respondents were not aware that EM is ... no laboratory testing is necessary.  The antibody test may be negative early in LD, as it may take several weeks for the patient to ...