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BACKGROUND The burden of arthritis is increasing in the face of diminishing health human resources to deliver care. In response, innovative models of care delivery are developing to facilitate access to quality care. Most models have developed in response to local needs with limited evaluation. The primary objective of this study is to a) examine the range(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the feasibility and potential benefits of early peer support to improve the health and quality of life of individuals with early inflammatory arthritis (EIA). DESIGN Feasibility study using the 2008 Medical Research Council framework as a theoretical basis. A literature review, environmental scan, and interviews with patients,(More)
PURPOSE Given the public's trust and the opportunities to observe and address social determinants of health, physicians are well suited to be health advocates, a key role in the CanMEDS physician competency framework. As some physicians find it difficult to fulfill this role, the authors explored the experiences and influences that led established(More)
BACKGROUND It has been demonstrated that health disparities between lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer (LGBQ) populations and the general population can be improved by disclosure of sexual identity to a health care provider (HCP). However, heteronormative assumptions (that is, assumptions based on a heterosexual identity and experience) may negatively affect(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the ever-increasing use of social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter) little is known about its use in medical school admissions. This qualitative study explores whether and how social media (SM) is used in undergraduate admissions in Canada, and the attitudes of admissions personnel towards such use. METHODS Phone interviews were conducted(More)
BACKGROUND Using commercially available television and movies is a potentially effective tool to foster humanistic, compassionate and person-centred orientations in medical students. AIM We reviewed pedagogical applications of television and movies in medical education to explore whether and why this innovation holds promise. METHODS We performed a(More)
tence of this section was truncated during proof correction. The sentence should read: " For details about each study, please refer to the Electronic Supplementary Material ". An extended version of the table in the Electronic Supplementary Material is available with this erratum. Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative(More)
Acknowledgements This report is part of a program of research on delivery of care for musculoskeletal disorders in Ontario carried out by the Arthritis Community Research and Evaluation Unit (ACREU). for pilot testing the questionnaire prior to distribution. Thanks are also due to Dr. Philip Baer for providing information on changes in billing policies. We(More)
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