Editorial

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Healing starts with understanding: Addressing language barriers in patient care through medical student interpreters

23 May 2020 | Xinyu Ji, Kenzy Abdelhamid, Darya Naumova, Ellen Chow, Juan-Carlos Chirgwin
Language barriers, a common problem in diverse healthcare environments, pose a considerable challenge when providing care. The need for adequate and accessible interpretation services is discussed.

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Clinical trial transparency

02 August 2019 | Richeek Pradhan and Olivia Bonardi
Sharing the results of clinical research conducted on human participants is the researcher’s ethical imperative. While publishing research papers in medical journals is one way to do so, this limits the accessibility of the results to the select few who read such journals, effectively hiding the results from general public awareness, veiled in medical jargon and behind journals' paywalls.

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Public Consultation: From Reflection to Action Quebec Health Politics and the Student Response

03 November 2017 | David Benrimoh
Healthcare is perhaps the place where there is the most direct and intimate contact between the government and the people it serves. It is also a place where the inherent power imbalance between patients who need care and the institutions that provide that care can lead to tension, frustration, and injustice.

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Primary Care Research: The Real Paradigmatic Plurality

03 November 2017 | Gillian Bartlett-Esquilant and Charo Rodriguez
For those not in the academic discipline, one of the first questions usually asked is, “What exactly is primary care research?” Of course, the short and relatively easy answer is to talk about what we mean by primary care and how our research supports the quality and delivery of primary health care.

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Primary care in Quebec at the crossroads

03 November 2017 | Howard Bergman
Through all the rapid demographic and epidemiologic changes that have an impact on our healthcare systems, there is one clear global consensus: primary care, and in particular Family Medicine...