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Dying in the shadows: What’s the full impact of the pandemic? 26.6.2020 High Country News Most Recent
As COVID-19 tears at safety nets, questions about how to count death totals surface.
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COVID-19 impacts every corner of the Navajo Nation 19.5.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Front-line workers confront the world’s newest deadly malady.
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Virtual house calls flourish in the age of coronavirus 14.5.2020 High Country News Most Recent
COVID-19 has pushed health care into cyberspace — and some rural practitioners might stay there.
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Coronavirus takes a heavy economic toll on rural hospitals 28.4.2020 High Country News Most Recent
A sudden drop in revenue shows how thin margins threaten small town hospitals.
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What role should medical students play during COVID-19? 2.4.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Some students want to step into the fight against the pandemic, but safety and preparation is a concern.
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‘We run towards problems, not away from them.’ 1.4.2020 High Country News Most Recent
As COVID-19 closes in, a rural doctor awaits the inevitable.
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How the U.S. was caught ill-prepared for coronavirus 19.3.2020 High Country News Most Recent
While experts say the president’s response has contributed to the crisis, the public health care system suffers from decades of underfunding.
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From sniffles to coronavirus: A Colorado woman’s experience 17.3.2020 High Country News Most Recent
After returning from vacation, a nurse practitioner was sick for weeks before finding out her true diagnosis.
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Capitalist businesses may have the model for democratic and effective economic planning 11.3.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
In public, CEOs defend the superiority of markets over planning. But inside their own corporations, where they could leave their various business units to compete with each other, they rely instead on comprehensive strategic planning.
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Indigenous women face extra barriers when it comes to reproductive rights 14.2.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Across Indian Country, advocates claim Indian Health Service is failing Indigenous women.
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Do wilderness therapy programs really work? 31.1.2020 High Country News Most Recent
The expensive treatments for troubled teens have been around for years — but researchers still aren’t sure whether wilderness makes a difference.
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A novel idea for mental health care in rural Washington 13.1.2020 High Country News Most Recent
In Dayton, population 2,500, behavioral health care is woven directly into primary care appointments.
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Ford's destructive cuts will have sweeping effects on health care 22.11.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Ford's destructive cuts will have sweeping effects on health care
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NDP promises to establish national care standards for seniors 19.10.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Zaid Noorsumar In long-term care facilities -- also referred to as nursing homes -- experts recommend a minimum care standard of 4.1 hours . The number refers to the direct interaction between caregivers and residents per day.  "I think [the 4.1 hour care standard] is very important. It's been proven by several studies that it's really the minimum that people should be receiving per day," says Melanie Benard, a director at the advocacy group Canadian Health Coalition . According to the CHC, no province has an established guideline that meets that minimum standard. Jurisdictions such as Ontario -- where the quality of care is marked with high levels of violence -- do not have a standard at all.  Other provincial guidelines fall below that standard. For instance, CHC points out that Manitoba's 3.6 hours of minimum care includes time spent on non-care related tasks such as staff meetings, training and administrative tasks.  "We specify direct care because sometimes the calculations are based on any type of ...
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Canadian health care will be front and centre in both Canadian and U.S. elections 15.8.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Canadian health care will be front and centre in both Canadian and U.S. elections
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Our emerging civilization 25.6.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Among progressives few dreams are more resonant than the hope of building another, better, world. Peering into the shimmering crystal ball however does not seem to reveal much hope. The post-911 period has witnessed the deployment of large armies throughout the Middle East and Africa, appearing to confirm that peace between various "civilizations" is impossible. The end of the Cold War (1945-1989) did not signal the conclusion of international discord but seems to have simply opened the door to other suppressed storms. In 1993 the conservative political scientist Samuel Huntington (1927-2008) claimed that the U.S. victory over the Soviet Union would not lead to an " end of history ." Despite the United States having emerged victorious in the 20th century over Nazism and Soviet Communism, different societies around the world would not start looking to the United States, and its liberal, democratic capitalist system, for guidance. Huntington, adopting a perspective akin to a right-wing postmodernism or a ...
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Trans youth challenging barriers to gender-affirming health care 25.6.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
LGBTIQ Kaeden Seburn is a Bachelor of Social Work student at Carleton University and a community organizer and advocate. Jay Burns is a high school student currently finishing Grade 12. Both are active members of SAEFTY Ottawa , a group run by and for trans and gender-diverse youth. Scott Neigh interviews them about SAEFTY and about the group's use of research and advocacy to challenge barriers that youth face in accessing gender-affirming health care. Many, though not all, trans and gender-diverse people seek to access various kinds of health-care interventions that affirm their gender. This can include taking hormone blockers and/or hormones, and it can include various kinds of surgical interventions. The history of trans people's struggles to access this sort of care is long, complicated, and highly contested. They have won significant victories, but many barriers remain. In Ottawa, most trans or gender-diverse youth who wish to receive gender-affirming care are referred by their family physician to ...
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Federal unions speak out against P3; new pilot for care workers offers respite; and Manitoba nurses protest health-care changes 20.6.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Zaid Noorsumar PSAC decries $2.6 billion public-private partnership for heating and cooling federal buildings Environment Minister Catherine McKenna has been enthusiastic about a contract with a private consortium to upgrade heating and cooling infrastructure in federal buildings. But PSAC and other public sector unions say that such partnerships do not provide value for taxpayer funds, the Hill Times reports . Trudeau government announces new pilots for care workers New pilot programs for domestic care workers will grant open work permits to them and their immediate family members, the Toronto Star reports . Care workers have long demanded open work permits that would allow them to escape abuse by exploitative employers. New security rules making it tougher to find seasonal farm workers The CBC reports that businesses accustomed to using temporary foreign farm workers are finding it tough due to new government rules requiring biometric data. The articles quotes an employer saying that Canadian residents ...
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Here's a bet: Alberta Health Services review announced yesterday will cost more than any savings it finds 31.5.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
David J. Climenhaga Tyler Shandro was pretty bold yesterday when he put out a Government of Alberta news release announcing the United Conservative Party Government's promised review of Alberta Health Services. Shandro is the baby-faced MLA for Calgary-Acadia who was made minister of health by Premier Jason Kenney. He is a lawyer and former member of several important boards, including the Calgary Police Commission and the National Parole Board, so you wouldn't think that he's a dope. Just the same, so far he's attracted attention from coast to coast for his unintentionally hilarious performance sticking too close to what was apparently his single authorized talking point -- that, "in due course" something would happen. "AHS review to find savings, improve performance," read the headline on Shandro's announcement, which was doubtless written by a professional. A subhead continued: "A performance review of Alberta Health Services will identify ways to deliver better results for Albertans and find ...
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UCP posturing around public sector wages portends a return to perpetual crisis in health care 15.5.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
David J. Climenhaga The United Conservative Party Government's transparent early manoeuvres around public sector wage negotiations and the heavy hints found in a paper by the chair of Premier Jason Kenney's "blue ribbon panel" on Alberta's finances portend a stormy period ahead in public sector labour relations, especially in health care. Since health care makes up such a significant portion of the Alberta and Canadian public sectors, this in turn signals a return to the perpetual crisis that is emblematic of the health-care system under Conservative rule. So if you were one of those Alberta voters for whom health care had ceased to be a front-burner issue under the capable leadership of former NDP health minister Sarah Hoffman (now the Opposition education critic), well … fasten your seatbelt! In a news release yesterday , United Nurses of Alberta's labour relations director David Harrigan revealed that even before its MLAs had been sworn in, Kenney's UCP government was interfering with the collective ...
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