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ADVOCACY: Discrimination in Medicine

BY: MICHELLE COHEN, CWIM Advocacy Committee On June 12, 2020, CWIM submitted a letter to the Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the College of Family Physicians of Canada, voicing concern over the online conduct of resident physician Dr. Zachary Kuehner. The full text […]

Grief

BY DR. STEPHANIE HART, MD CCFP Moderator Introduction, by Dr. Sara Ahronheim Trigger warning: Infant loss.   October 15 is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day, and in fact the whole month of October traditionally is the time to remember children who have died.  US President Ronald Reagan proclaimed October Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness […]

Goodbye Daycare

By Sara Ahronheim You run to me, arms outstretched, as I drag my weary limbs to the garage door. You have been anticipating my arrival, and burst through the backyard gate upon hearing my car door close. Sunkissed and joyful, the two of you delicious little people want nothing more than to be scooped up […]

Waiting to Breathe Again

By Rachelle MacLellan I feel like I’m living in the twilight zone. This in between time where nothing has happened. No one has died, I haven’t even encountered a single patient. That I know of. But it’s out there, lurking like a spectre. Cases are mounting daily, one is being ventilated across the hall. Every […]

Code Boob

By Melissa Yuan-Innes This article was originally published in the Medical Post (http://www.canadianhealthcarenetwork.ca/physicians/discussions/blogs/life-support/code-breast-milk-57611?) as a response to Dr. Michelle Cohen’s piece. The editor changed the title from “Code Breast” (a play on Code Blue) to “Code Lactating Doctor!” I like the exclamation point, and I want the Medical Post to survive as a Canadian source of independent […]