Tag: healthcare

Drummond Report Chapter 5 Review (Part 2)

The Drummond Report was commissioned for the purpose of addressing the rising costs of health care in the provincial budget and gave a series of recommendations in a variety of areas related to the health care system. One such area under review was hospitals, which the report argued was not being incentivized to increase efficiency […]

Ethical Proponents of Patient End-of-Life Decision Making Using Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Techniques

Major medical advancements have revolutionized the field of medicine in recent years, including procedures such as the one undertaken by Dr. Adrian Owen and his research team regarding the use of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to detect levels of consciousness in permanently vegetative state (PVS) patients. Similar to other medical interventions, this technique has […]

Atikokan, Ontario: A Rural Community Engagement, Planning, and Priorities Report

Similar to many other rural communities within rural Ontario, healthcare needs in Atikokan, Ontario, have been subjected to be review by the Ministry of Health and Long- Term Care. I have prepared a report with the objective of improving healthcare services within Atikokan, Ontario. As part of achieving the goal of improving healthcare services, the […]

Atikokan, Ontario: A Rural Community Health Assessment

History of Atikokan, Ontario: Atikokan, Ontario, is located in Northwestern Ontario, approximately 200km west of Thunder Bay (Atikokan.ca, 2012). The town is often referred to as the canoeing capital of Canada. It is also known for being a safe, and healthy community with a diverse economy, and strong ties to the wilderness. Atikokan was originally […]

Drummond Report: Chapter Five Analysis

I’ve decided to post my partial analysis of the Drummond Report, which was commissioned by the federal government of Canada in 2012. In February of 2012, a document known as the Drummond Report was released into the public realm. Chapter 5 of the report detailed over 100 recommendations for sweeping changes across the health care sector. […]

Interviewing a Clinical Psychologist.

Executive Summary In Ontario, clinical psychologists are recognized as health professionals. Registered and regulated by the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Individuals in this profession are governed by specific training, educational, and professional obligations. Therefore, only members of the College may call themselves a psychologist. A local psychologist in private practice, henceforth known as Dr. […]

Ontario Health Minister slams Jenny McCarthy for 'outrageously irresponsible' anti-vaccine campaign

It’s unfortunate to know how much influence celebrities have on influencing decisions for people, particularly when it puts other people’s health at risk. The recent outbreak of measles should be a wake up call for parents to immunize and protect not only their own children, but help keep other children healthy as well.