Tag: medical education

‘You feel like your world is over’: Problems and solutions for medical graduates without residencies.

Record numbers of Canada’s best and brightest medical graduates are having their careers stalled by a lack of residency spots, a problem that could snowball for doctors and their patients. Medical school graduates have an MD after their name. But they still need to complete years of supervised training, or residency, in specialities such as […]

To All My Fellow Healthcare Professionals.

Yesterday I moaned and complained about having to go to my Community Service Learning class (albeit it’s once a month) because I felt it was completely redundant and useless. No other nursing school starts placement in the community until second year, so why did we have to sit through this? Shouldn’t this just be inherent […]

Hospitals as a Safe Space for Opioid Injections?

Interesting opinion piece I came across in the NY Times regarding the promotion of safe injection sites in hospitals. In all honesty, I have the agree with the rationale behind this thought. As healthcare providers we can’t tell our patients to do something and expect them to follow through, particularly when battling addiction. What we […]

Music and its Influence on the Cognitive Abilities of Alzheimer’s Patients

Alzheimer’s is a degenerative disease, in which there is a gradual decrease in memory function, intellectual abilities and a change in personality occurs (APA, n.d.).  In the early stages of the disease, patients often lose the ability to remember and retain new information. In later stages they lose the ability to think, speak and do […]

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. […]

The depression we share.

Such an enlightening video, so many feelings come to mind watching the video about my own personal experience with depression. I have honestly been looking for a video for so long to express my feelings on depression, but this video is as close as I can find thus far. Especially how many of us try […]

Anxiety

Just an interesting infographic I found while surfing the web. Looks at the short-and long term health effects that anxiety has on our bodies. Those who have suffered from anxiety would have a great understanding of the symptoms through their own experiences. http://tv.greenmedinfo.com/anxiety-body-infographic/ – M  

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.