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Focus on family physicians in rural areas

Although there is a shortage of health professionals across Canada, rural areas are particularly affected by this phenomenon. Aware of this imbalance, the provinces and territories have for several years established a number of programs intended to promote physicians locating in outlying regions. What are they? What are their limits?

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Indoor environmental consultant: an up-and-coming profession

Canadians spend 90% of their time indoors. This number, which initially appears benign, provides food for thought considering that indoor air is the greatest cause of exposure to atmospheric pollutants. The importance of indoor air quality has led to the recent emergence of new organizations and occupations—such as indoor environmental consultant—whose role is to build awareness regarding this issue and to protect people at risk.

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Mobile health in Canada

The health sector is undergoing a real revolution with mobile health: improved treatment results, lower costs, ease of access to care and sharing of interpretations between stakeholders. In a study published in April 2014 Canada Health Infoway presents mobile health in Canada and its interactions between patients and practitioners. 

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The hundred faces of health

Studying in the health field opens the door to a wide variety of positions. It’s not necessary to do a PhD or follow university level studies to be able to manipulate tools, offer patients an attentive ear, perform tasks following well-established standards, etc.

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Medical deontology

Professional deontology includes the set of ethical rules and duties that govern the practice of a profession. In medicine, more than in any other field, these principles have a fundamental importance.

10 provinces, 3 territories: 13 codes of deontology. That being said, the underlying values and principles are the same—humane medicine that is respectful of patients.

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New professions in geriatrics

Whatever demographic statistics are announced, they all predict an inexorable ageing of the population. To support these elderly persons in their illnesses or loss of autonomy, Canada must rely on many competent geriatric specialists.

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