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by Catherine Birken Eyal Cohen Meta van den Heuvel

Let the children play

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.

by Darren Cargill James Downar

HOMR’s Odyssey: Calculating palliative need in real time

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.

by Darren Cargill

Lessons from Down Under – Eight pillars to support palliative care

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

by Ediriweera Desapriya Parisa Khoshpouri Kamal Gunatunge

Long-haul risks drive home importance of vaccination

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.

by Darren Cargill

Bazinga! A unified model of palliative care in Ontario

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.

by Darren Cargill

Focus on palliative care will help hospitals recover from COVID-19

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

by Anne Borden King

Lessons in health care equity with Vaccine Hunters

The pandemic has highlighted stark equity gaps in health-care access for BIPOC and essential workers. But grassroots initiatives like Vaccine Hunters Canada have brought a broader vision of health equity to the rollout.

by Gary Bloch

Toronto doctor challenges Commons committee to prioritize ‘social recovery’

This pandemic, placed on top of the longstanding social pandemic, has created a "syndemic" – a synergistic pandemic – in which the spark of COVID has ignited a tinderbox of social inequity.

by Rubeeta Gill

Hero status putting strain on health-care workers

When the pandemic hit last year, doctors were hailed as heroes. But the hero-worship may be putting them at higher risk of moral injury – and its potential long-term, detrimental consequences.

by Yuliya Rackal Nadha Hassen

Tackling racism in health care

Health-care institutions must reflect critically on whether they're ready to make the commitment necessary to do antiracist work by investing time and money to bring about systemic change. Anything less is performative.

by Jeffery Woodrow

Crisis 877: On the frontline

This is a short film made to amplify the voices of frontline workers battling the current crisis.

by Meghan McGrattan Jazleen Dada

Prioritizing pregnant COVID patients is not altruism, it’s a necessity

Deprioritizing pregnant people in vaccine campaigns across Canada will result in more severe maternal infections, more strain on our intensive care system and ultimately, preventable deaths in this otherwise healthy, young cohort.

by Ahmed Bagit Andreea Manea Amirpouyan Namavarian Abdulwahab Sidiqi Kashif Pirzada

We need a strategy to deal with Long COVID Syndrome

Long Covid Syndrome has no known treatments. We must support the individuals who suffer from it and prevent its spread by implementing a ZeroCOVID policy.

by Blair Bigham

Sorry Premier Ford, but you passed the buck long ago

One of Ontario Premier Doug Ford's favourite phrases is "the buck stops with me." But because of his inaction, he’s passed the buck on to me and my colleagues in GTA hospitals.

by Laura Shoots

Health-care workers’ safety: it’s time to prioritize us, too

We should be doing everything we can to prevent every single case of health-care worker illness, and this includes fully vaccinating them as soon as possible.

by Anne Borden King

‘Mindfulness’ for cancer patients: Has a popular trend gone too far?

In the rush to embrace mindfulness, cancer centres should be cautious and practice trauma-informed care.

by Your Ontario Doctors

#Raiseyourvoice: An open letter to Ontarians from your doctors

To control the pandemic, more needs to be done immediately. You have seen the clips about hospitals in Italy and New York City last year: make no mistake, this is what we will soon face if we don’t make changes now.

by Neal Belluzzo

COVID-19 testing, vaccination rollout failing my patients with addiction 

As COVID-19 continues to devastate the most vulnerable, like my patients with addiction, the testing and vaccination system in Ontario is set up to further disempower them.

by David Dorian Benjamin Chin-Yee

The zero-sum vaccination game

Amidst the clamour for mass vaccination, we think it's worth reflecting on the limitations of our fixation on vaccine procurement as a nation. What does it mean for global health equity?

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