Opinion
by Catherine Birken Eyal Cohen Meta van den Heuvel

Public health policies meant to protect us from COVID-19 have resulted in reduced physical activity and increased screen time for all children. They are experiencing serious mental health problems. We must let them play.

Opinion
by Ediriweera Desapriya Parisa Khoshpouri Kamal Gunatunge

We must use the emerging evidence of the long-term health consequences of COVID-19 to encourage all Canadians to get vaccinated and protect themselves, their loved ones and their community.

Hospice Palliative Care Week

This week is National Hospice Palliative Care Week. This selection of articles on palliative care is meant to help foster a discussion about the direction the field is headed in – and about the role it might play in helping us recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Opinion
by Darren Cargill James Downar

By using tools that identify which patients have an elevated risk of mortality in the coming year, we can catch patients who would benefit from palliative care planning before they fall through the cracks.

Opinion
by Darren Cargill

During the pandemic, we Canadians could learn a thing or two from our Aussie friends Down Under. This includes important lessons on palliative care.

Opinion
by Darren Cargill

To ensure access to high-quality palliative care for all Ontarians facing a life-limiting illness, we need a unified model of palliative care across Ontario.

Opinion
by Darren Cargill

To address the surgical backlog caused by COVID-19, we need community-based palliative care to free up important hospital resources.

Opinion
by Darren Cargill

Changing the name of palliative care to "supportive care" would be a lazy substitute for the important work of educating patients, families, caregivers and clinicians alike on what palliative care actually is.

Opinion
by Nikita Arora

As a surgical resident, a huge part of my job is, unexpectedly, palliation. But I’ve never received training on how to do it. Am I doing it right? I wonder.

Opinion
by Andreas Laupacis

A cardiologist told me that it is important that people have a good death. I thought of two patients who had recently died. Would they say they experienced a good death?

Opinion
by Christina Sinding

For my Mom, palliative care and MAiD unfolded gracefully together. My family’s experience is one among many that might prompt Canada’s palliative care organizations to reconsider their relationship to MAiD

Opinion
by Paul Adams

In the four years I accompanied my wife Suzanne as she endured the diagnoses and treatment for breast cancer, the most shocking moment came just five days before she died.

Special Series

The Rounds Table is a free podcast hosted by Healthy Debate. Its purpose is to provide an informative and irreverent discussion of new research from major medical journals. Each week it explores topics from the latest medical research.

Special Series

Siobhan Deshauer is a rheumatology resident who makes videos about health care in Canada. Read an interview with her and watch her videos here.