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It’s time for Canada to go ‘Dutch’ on health care

June 24, 2022

Canada’s current model for providing health care is unsustainable. Despite having one of the highest per-capita spending levels of developed ...

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Call to Action: Help Ukrainian Health Professionals

March 3, 2022

The world promised, “never again.” But it is happening again. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s unjustified and abhorrent terror...

Author: Brooke Shekter

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Reigns of Unreasonableness in Public Hospitals

February 25, 2022

The administrative structure of Ontario hospitals centralizes power into the hands of a few key players – and physicians who practice in thes...

Author: Brooke Shekter

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Bold nursing-certification initiatives welcome news in fight against COVID

January 27, 2022

I am pleased to see that 50 Ontario hospitals will receive a welcome infusion of 300 foreign-trained nurses as they grapple with rising COVID-19 ca...

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Treating a spouse can be fraught with peril for health professionals

September 1, 2021

If you are in a regulated health discipline in Ontario, treating your spouse could lead to charges of professional misconduct. A recent dismissal o...

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Key takeaways from the IME and third-party medical reports policy

August 13, 2021

Physicians who conduct independent medical examinations (IMEs) and provide third-party medical reports and testimony are increasingly the subject o...

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Expert witnesses must not be partisan or argumentative

August 10, 2021

Expert witnesses play a crucial role in medical negligence cases. Proof of that is shown in a recent dismissal of an appeal by a gynecologist after...

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William Osler discipline of doctor an egregious abuse of power

February 5, 2021

The decision by the William Osler Health System to strip a physician of a medical director role after he criticized the province’s handling o...

Author: Brooke Shekter

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Presumed consent with organ donation is a dangerous step beyond informed consent

January 27, 2021

A recent decision by the Nova Scotia government to automatically make almost every adult in the province an organ donor will benefit those who need...

Author: Brooke Shekter

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Changes to medical assistance in dying are overdue, and still not quite right

November 25, 2020

When the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the absolute prohibition on physician-assisted death infringed on a person’s Charter rights, the ...

Author: Brooke Shekter

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