Today's Family Medicine News Highlights

February 21, 2018

Globe and Mail
Opinion: Canada behind on contributing to global health 
Study draws attention to levels of stress paramedics experience, prone to suicidal behaviour 

Global News
Quebec health minister proposes nurse-patient ratios project plan in second meeting with nurses’ union 
Researchers find peanut flour capsules successfully treating peanut allergies in study 

CBC News
First time in decade, new patients are being taken on in greater Sudbury area 
Ontario government grants nurse practitioners authority to prescribe high-strength, long-acting opioids 
UBC’s Northern Medical Program encourages students to practice in rural communities to help with shortage 

Toronto Star
Program allowing paramedics to treat seniors at home to expand in Alberta 
Opinion: National medical educators should focus on improving and overhauling process of matching graduating medical students with residency training programs

CMAJ
Balancing rights of physicians and patients when it comes to access to MAID are equally important 

The Chronicle Herald
Public Health Agency of Canada to help Nova Scotia set up surveillance program to track number of opioid overdose fatalities 

La Presse
Omission de formation professionnelle : Des médecins ne peuvent plus faire de psychothérapie
Barrette examinera le ratio patients-infirmières 
Opposition : La signature de l’accord avec les spécialistes devrait être remise à plus tard 

Le Devoir
Des médecins spécialistes se sentent honteux de leur hausse de salaire 
Étude sur le recours à de la farine d’arachides pour soigner l’allergie 

Le Journal de Montréal
La FIQ gagne des points : Mise en place de projets pour étudier le ratio patients-infirmière 

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