• Publications
  • Influence
Death but one unintended consequence of gene-therapy trial.
  • B. Sibbald
  • Medicine
    CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal…
  • 29 May 2001
Jesse Gelsinger wanted to help others overcome the same metabolic disorder he had, so he agreed to enter a gene-therapy trial. A short time later, the 18-year-old American became the first person to
Could reduced absenteeism help solve health-worker shortage?
Health care workers are 1.5 times more likely to be absent from work due to illness or injury and they are generally less satisfied with their jobs than other workers, a new report indicates.
Methadone maintenance expands inside federal prisons.
  • B. Sibbald
  • Medicine
    CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal…
  • 12 November 2002
In an attempt to curb rising HIV and hepatitis C infection rates and to lower recidivism rates, federal prisons have begun offering methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) to any prisoner with an
A passion for justice.
  • B. Sibbald
  • Psychology, Medicine
    The Canadian nurse
  • 1 March 1998
History is littered with attempts to bring about justice, to find “systems so perfect that no one will need to be good,” as T. S. Eliot once said. In the past century, revolutions in the name of
Tighten Ontario's methadone program states inquest
  • B. Sibbald
  • Medicine
    Canadian Medical Association Journal
  • 1 February 2005
Ontario's methadone maintenance program needs additional funding and more precise treatment guidelines for physicians, a coroner's jury has concluded after investigating 4 deaths related to the
Nonprescription status for emergency contraception
  • B. Sibbald
  • Medicine
    Canadian Medical Association Journal
  • 29 March 2005
Emergency contraception is slated to become available without a prescription in Canada by early April, but obtaining levonorgestrel (Plan B) will still require a consultation with a pharmacist (see
Hospitals battling outbreaks of C. difficile
More people have died after contracting a virulent infection that has broken out in hospitals in Montreal and Calgary than were killed by SARS — yet neither public health nor hospital officials
Human being
  • B. Sibbald
  • Medicine
    Canadian Medical Association Journal
  • 22 April 2008
TLDR
Triage: Dr. James Orbinski's Humanitarian Dilemma is a documentary directed by Patrick Reed and produced by White Pine Pictures, National Film Board of Canada.
One country, 13 immunization programs.
  • B. Sibbald
  • Medicine
    CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal…
  • 2003
Physicians’ roles on the front line of climate change
  • B. Sibbald
  • Medicine
    Canadian Medical Association Journal
  • 19 February 2013
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), made up of more than 2000 of the world’s leading scientific experts, has concluded that the build-up of carbon dioxide is accentuating the
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