Category Archives: Medical Ethics

Find your inspiration!

To make the most of this life, we must make the most of each day. What inspires you to rise out of bed each morning, do what needs to be done, pursue your goals and give the extra effort that … Continue reading

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Empowering Patients with Knowledge

When you think about the work of your family physician, you probably envision the one-on-one care he or she gives to each individual patient. It may be a clinic, hospital or – more rarely – home visit. That still remains … Continue reading

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Why Ethics Matters to You

Do you believe that medical ethics is an area of philosophy that doesn’t apply to you? Many share that misconception. The principles of bioethics – autonomy, confidentiality, beneficence and non-maleficence – certainly sound like high level philosophical concepts. No wonder … Continue reading

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Are you prepared for a visit to the hospital?

The odds are in favour you’ll one day find yourself in a hospital, and the older you get, the greater the odds that you will. You might as well pack your bag today because being a patient is a lot … Continue reading

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Become empowered in your own healthcare

At some time, we will each play the role of the patient. In the 1991 film, The Doctor, William Hurt plays an arrogant physician who gets a taste of his own medicine when he is diagnosed with cancer. His experience … Continue reading

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Three keys to a better hospital stay

If you’re admitted to a hospital, you may lose your sense of control over your own healthcare. You’re expected to wear a gown instead of your own clothes. Many people pop into your room unannounced, and they write notes in … Continue reading

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What you should know before you fill that prescription

      It is a well-worn ritual.   Near the end of your medical visit, the doctor gives you a prescription. Traditionally, it is handwritten and because calligraphy isn’t a prerequisite for medical school, you may not be able … Continue reading

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