Advance Care Planning – Why do we care?

By Annie Zhu, Student Leadership Team Multimedia Specialist Canada’s Aging Population Next year, the number of seniors aged 65 and older will be greater than the number of children under the age of 15 in Canada. In 50 years, seniors will account for almost a quarter of the population.(1) As the population ages, hospitalization ratesContinue reading “Advance Care Planning – Why do we care?”

Pressing Health Issues in the Federal Election: Palliative Care

by Alex Kilian, Student Leadership Team Logistics and Evaluations Coordinator THE ISSUE Palliative care is an approach that aims to improve the quality of life of patients and their families who are facing problems associated with life-threatening illness. It prevents and relieves suffering through the early identification, correct assessment and treatment of pain and otherContinue reading “Pressing Health Issues in the Federal Election: Palliative Care”

Pressing Health Issues in the Federal Election: Pharmacare

by Alex Kilian, Student Leadership Team Logistics and Evaluations Coordinator THE ISSUE The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that all nations are obligated to ensure equitable access to necessary medicines.1 To this goal, pharmaceutical policies should work within and be compatible with broader systems of universal health coverage.2 Spotlight on Canada: Canada is theContinue reading “Pressing Health Issues in the Federal Election: Pharmacare”