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Why does the MS Society of Canada help promote unhealthy food?

August 11th, 2015|0 Comments

by Jennifer Sweeney This past year, the MS Society of Canada has embarked on a new fundraising strategy to appeal to “Canadians.” At first I thought it wasn’t a bad idea since the rate of multiple sclerosis is higher in Canada than anywhere else in the world. The intent was to challenge us to raise money to help research and to find a cure. Yet, the search for a cause seems to have taken a back seat to the search [...]

Dangers of False Reassurance & Hope

August 9th, 2015|0 Comments

by Connie Jorsvik Doctor Speaking with Patient --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis Statements of false reassurance and hope that patients hear all of the time from doctors and nurses but the only person they reassure is themselves.  These statements damage the health provider-patient relationship and have the potential of causing physical and emotional harm – and possibly death. To our nurses and doctors, we ask that you tell us the truth.  Please never again say: “Don’t worry.” “This [...]