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.

Five things everyone should know about the relationship between poverty and health in Canada

Five things everyone should know about the relationship between poverty and health in Canada

With a federal election on the horizon, certain high level policy topics are bound to make the headlines beyond the personalities of the political leaders: the economy, energy prices, jobs prospects even climate change.

Five things every journalist should know about the relationship between poverty and health in Canada

Five things every journalist should know about the relationship between poverty and health in Canada

Over three million Canadians struggle to make ends meet — and what may surprise many is the devastating influence poor income, education and occupation can have on our health.

Is CPR overused? When is it ok for doctors to let someone die?

Is CPR overused? When is it ok for doctors to let someone die?

Will the cost of senior care in Canada one day break the bank? Probably not, contrary to common perceptions.

Five things journalists need to know when covering obesity in Canada

Five things journalists need to know when covering obesity in Canada

There has been a dramatic increase in the number of Canadians living with obesity over the past few decades, and it is often cited as a risk factor for other chronic health conditions —which means obesity is frequently in the news. So, what should journalists know before covering the topic?