Tag Archives: healthcare

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

Posted in Burnaby Division of Family Practice, Empowering Healthcare, empowering patients, patient-doctor relationship | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Burnaby Division of Family Practice, Empowering Healthcare, Medical Ethics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Self-Care is Healthcare

Imagine an iceberg. All that we see is the fraction above the surface, but 90% of its bulk lies in the depths of the ocean. In healthcare, most of our attention is drawn to acute hospital care with less given … Continue reading

Posted in Balance, Burnaby Division of Family Practice, Empowering Healthcare, Exercise, Healthy Living | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How Do You Think About Your Health?

I have been a doctor for almost all of my adult life, but long before that, I was a patient. In grade 6, I missed three weeks of school when I was hospitalized with rheumatoid arthritis, and during my childhood, … Continue reading

Posted in Balance, Exercise, Healthy Living, patient-doctor relationship, Screening Tests | Tagged , , | Leave a comment