Category Archives: Burnaby Division of Family Practice

Free Public Health Talks for 2020: The Empowering Patients Program

The Empowering Patients Free Public Talks for 2020 with Dr. Davidicus Wong   Monday, February 3rd, 2020 The Keys to Positive Change Tommy Douglas Library in the Edmonds neighbourhood   Monday, February 24th, 2020  The Patient-Doctor Relationship Bob Prittie Library … Continue reading

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The Patient-Doctor Relationship in Family Practice

In the office of my family practice, hidden from the view of patients, is a sign along the edge of the counter for my staff to see each day. “Treat every patient like family.” It’s at the heart of our … Continue reading

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The Root Cause of the Problems of the World: A Limited Sense of Self

What might be the root cause of the great problems of the world: poverty, homelessness, crime, violence, war, racism, discrimination, hunger and global climate change? I contend that it is a case of mistaken identity: a false sense of self. … Continue reading

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Your Health Depends on Your Relationships

  What determines your health and happiness? We know that it is much more than timely access to a good healthcare system. In the 2009 report of the Senate Subcommittee on Public Health, only 25 per cent of the health … Continue reading

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Keys to a Better Hospital Stay

Illnesses and accidents are unpredictable and we can’t always predict when we may end up in a hospital. Here are some tips to prepare and how to maintain a sense of control in the mysterious world of the hospital. PREPARING … Continue reading

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The Patient-Doctor Relationship: Making the Most of Every Medical Visit

Prepare for your medical visit by: (1) making a list of your concerns, (2) sharing it with the staff when you call for an appointment, (3) briefly reviewing that listat the beginningof your visit with your doctor and (4) bring a pen and … Continue reading

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What You Should Know About Medical Ethics

Medical Ethics or Bioethics is the application of ethical principles to healthcare Dilemmas arise when these principles conflict. A treatment is considered appropriate if the potential benefits outweigh the potential burdens or harm. Life support (e.g. CPR, artificial feeding and … Continue reading

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