Primary Care

397 articles:
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 Helen Senderovich Briam Jimenez Lopez

Why choose palliative care?

You may assume that palliative care is synonymous with end-of-life or hospice care. Our goal is to eliminate this common misconception.

by Ahmed Bagit Wendy Wang Amirpouyan Namavarian Abdulwahab Sidiqi Saad Ahmed

To catch up on vaccinations, we must include family doctors, pharmacists in rollout plans

It is only through primary and community care that we will be able to vaccinate populations that are neglected and/or mistrustful of the health-care system.

by Vanessa Rambihar

Despite what you might think mid-pandemic, family medicine is more necessary than ever

Medical students must take up family medicine, since our health-care system needs strong family physicians to face the long-term impacts of COVID-19 for years to come. 

by Sonia Malhotra

The view from here: A family doctor’s perspective of a population under lockdown

If we were to weigh all health outcomes, not only deaths due to COVID-19, would we continue blunt, sweeping lockdowns as our main public health strategy?

by Cassandra Mayville-Fortin Leiya Dobson

Pandemic fears overshadowing need for primary care

The illness and the outcomes may differ between cases but the issue is ultimately the same – people are waiting too long to seek medical attention.

by Jeremy Friedman

Choosing the future of pediatrics wisely

In pediatrics, we are late to the Choosing Wisely movement. We have not yet fully appreciated the critical importance of this program.

by Denise S. Cloutier Kelli Stajduhar

If not now, when? Applying a palliative approach in long-term care

by Sharon Bal

There is no ‘I’ in healthcare teams

by Darren Cargill

Palliative vs. supportive: The zombie argument that refuses to die

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.

by Sarina R. Isenberg Stephanie Saunders Maya Stern Ramona Mahtani

Raising the bar on our haphazard end-of-life transition from hospital to home

by Darren Cargill

Palliative care needs better PR

by Sarina R. Isenberg Amy T. Hsu

What are we willing to pay for the quality of death we want?

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