Why Economic Inequality Matters to the Health and Well-Being of All Canadians

Why Economic Inequality Matters to the Health and Well-Being of All Canadians

Does more healthcare create better outcomes? In other words, do more medications, tests and interventions necessarily result in healthier patients?
It turns out more care is, all too often, unnecessary care.

How health providers in Canada are working together to treat poverty and improve health

How health providers in Canada are working together to treat poverty and improve health

Does more healthcare create better outcomes? In other words, do more medications, tests and interventions necessarily result in healthier patients?
It turns out more care is, all too often, unnecessary care.

Les patients en fin de vie ne bénéficient peut-être pas des meilleurs soins possible

Les patients en fin de vie ne bénéficient peut-être pas des meilleurs soins possible

Notre système de santé est encore largement organisé autour des soins actifs (les soins d’urgence) et de « l’impératif thérapeutique », qui consiste à « réparer », lorsqu’une personne est malade, tout ce qu’on peut.

Why patients at the end of life may not be receiving the best care

Why patients at the end of life may not be receiving the best care

Our healthcare system remains focused on acute – emergency — care and the “therapeutic imperative” to fix everything we can fix when a patient is ill. But when someone is approaching the end of life, this approach may no longer be what the patient and their families need or want most.

Backgrounder: The impact of poverty on health

Backgrounder: The impact of poverty on health

Does more healthcare create better outcomes? In other words, do more medications, tests and interventions necessarily result in healthier patients?
It turns out more care is, all too often, unnecessary care.

L’appui des célébrités et le dépistage médical

L’appui des célébrités et le dépistage médical

Est-ce une bonne idée d’entreprendre une expédition de chasse génétique pour savoir si on est « à risque » de développer une maladie particulière?