This column is an opinion by James Downar, Maxwell Smith and Ross Upshur. Downar is head of the Division of Palliative Care at the University of Ottawa, and a critical care physician at … Read More
This column is an opinion by Dr. Amit Arya, a front-line physician working in nursing homes as a palliative care specialist. For more information about CBC’s Opinion section, please see the FAQ. None … Read More
This column is an opinion by Roxanne Mykitiuk and Trudo Lemmens. Mykitiuk is professor at Osgoode Hall Law School and director of the Disability Law Intensive Program at York University. Lemmens is professor … Read More
This column is an opinion by Scott Mitchell, who teaches at Carleton University in the School of Journalism and Communication. His research focuses on media coverage of contagious disease outbreaks, as well as risk … Read More
Ultimately, ensuring we are able to cope with surges such as COVID-19 needs to be balanced with a targeted annual approach to health care investment that optimizes system dynamics and reduces wait times. As patients see needed medical procedures delayed or cancelled by hospitals right now, it means even more lost productivity reverberating through the economy, and for a full economic recovery post COVID-19 we will need a workforce at maximum capacity.
All Canadians will face hardship over the coming months. Disrupted routines, inaccessible family support, and financial upheaval are real and important challenges which are not to be minimized. But the nearly insurmountable obstacles faced by those with severe and persistent mental illnesses during COVID-19 have been met with a deafening silence.
This column is an opinion by Kathleen Finlay, a mental health advocate, CEO of The Center for Patient Protection, and founder of The 988 Campaign for Canada. For more information about CBC’s … Read More