Daily Media Digest February 12, 2020

Medical Assistance in Dying is not driven by socioeconomic vulnerability or poor access to …

Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
“A new study of people who received medical assistance in dying (MAiD) in Ontario found that about three quarters were followed by palliative care at …”
TAGS: medical assistance in dying, socioeconomic status, palliative care

Naming stigma as a public health crisis is brave, bold, and necessary
Hill Times
“Some people living with addiction or with concurrent mental health and substance use disorders are more likely to be evicted from a hospital than they are to receive care.”
TAGS: stigma, addiction, opioid crisis

Reducing stigma to improve health
“”It is well established that stigma worsens the health of targeted individuals by deterring them from seeking and/or accepting help for their condition,” says Dr. Buchman, a Clinician Investigator at the Krembil Research Institute and a bioethicist Toronto Western Hospital.”
TAGS: stigma, mental health, opioid crisis

Dating app users could find themselves matching with mental health problems, Saskatchewan …

““You can open up a dating app and there are hundreds of potential … a PhD student with the University of Saskatchewan’s psychology department.”
TAGS: mental health, social interactions

Technology brings family members closer for better dementia care
Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
“A therapy that involves family generated iPad videos for patients with dementia expands its reach with an online toolkit.”
TAGS: aging population, dementia, geriatric care

Dr. Jane Philpott named Queen’s University next dean of health sciences
The Kingston Whig Standard
“Philpott will be the first woman to hold the position and will start on July 1. She will lead the school of medicine, the school of nursing, and the school of rehabilitation therapy.”
TAGS: women in science, health sciences