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How B.C.’s system for regulating health-care workers is failing patients

When Harry Cayton started looking into the dysfunction at the College of Dental Surgeons of B.C., he discovered something alarming, and the problem persisted even after a major shift in leadership. “A concern for the well-being of dentists rather than a single-minded focus on patient safety and public protection is still a part of college culture,” Cayton wrote in an ...

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How to stand up for yourself as a patient in the health-care system

Getting an unexpected or serious health diagnosis can be a shocking and terrifying time for patients. But it’s at this time it’s most critical for patients to advocate for themselves, says Winnipegger Sandra Dudych, a patient advisor with Canadian Partnership Against Cancer. Dudych gave a presentation on the topic at an international conference on quality and safety in health care in Glas… ...

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