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We regulate doctors to protect the public from harm – why not journalists?

Should journalists be licensed? The Conversation Canada commissioned two articles to argue for and against the idea. Read the counterpoint of this argument to get the full picture.

Planes, trains, and automobiles – nursing professors travel during academic leave

The following is a guest blog by Dr. Jennifer Medves, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Director of the School of Nursing at Queen’s University.

First Canadian hybrid cardiac ablation procedure performed in Kingston

The following story has been republished with the permission of Meaghan Quinn and Matthew Manor, Strategy Management and Communications staff members with the Kingston Health Sciences Centre. 

In a Canadian first, a hybrid cardiac ablation procedure has been successfully completed at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC). The procedure is a revolutionary treatment for patients who suffer from atrial fibrillation – the most common type of irregular heart rhythm.

Creating a Live Renal Donor Program: Overcoming the 4 Hurdles to Achieve Excellence

The following is a guest blog by Dr. Stephen Archer, Head of the Department of Medicine at Queen’s University.

This is the story of how we are beginning to perform live donor renal transplant (LDT) at Kingston Health Sciences Center (KHSC). Like many of the stories in this News Discovery and Innovation blog much of the high tech is built on a strong team of doctors (surgeons and physicians) from several Departments, nurses, and technicians. This story emphasizes a common series of barriers that must be overcome to create programs of innovation such as this one.

Queen’s set to lead the country in transition to competency-based medical education

On this auspicious occasion of our CBME launch, I have invited Dr. Damon Dagnone to write a guest blog. I would like to thank Damon for his extraordinary efforts as Queen’s CBME Lead.

OMA Binding Arbitration Vote Imminent

This week, Ontario Medical Association (OMA) members will be asked to vote on the tentative OMA-Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Binding Arbitration Framework (BAF). As with all democratic processes, I would encourage all OMA members to express their opinion.

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