Monthly Archives: February 2013

Lessons from El Salvador – Humane Medicine 101


I’m presently volunteering at an orphanage for disabled children within the mountains of El Salvador. I’m part of a benevolent Italian-Canadian RC church group from the greater Toronto area. This orphanage has continued to flourish largely to the dedication and leadership by our … Continue reading

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Check out the March 2013-Current Opinion In Supportive & Palliative Care


I edited the special edition on Wound Management in Patients with Advanced Illness. http://journals.lww.com/co-supportiveandpalliativecare/Fulltext/2013/03000/Editorial_introductions.1.aspx

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“Tricky Dicky” – DO NOT Combine Foley Catheters & Diapers


With the aging trend in heathcare greater proportions of institutionalized patients have issues with incontinence. Therefore, most of them will have diapers applied, and a significant proportion will also have foley catheters inserted. Over the past year I have seen … Continue reading

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