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About drvincentmaida

Consultant in Palliative Medicine & Wound Management, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto & McMaster University, Researcher & Author.

Read our newest publication in the CMAJ


Deathless models of aging: Time to reform CanMEDS CMAJ October 15, 2013 Vol 185(15):1347-8. Advertisements

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Don’t Euthanate, PALLIATE !!!


It is no wonder so many terminally ill patients are begging for euthanasia. The vast majority of terminally ill patients are seldom offered a “purely palliative approach” (comfort measures only).  Instead, patients are being paternalistically forced to adopt futile medical micromanagement until their … Continue reading

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Early adoption of Palliative Care, NOT Euthanasia, is the way to achieve “Dying with Dignity”


It is no wonder so many terminally ill patients are begging for euthanasia. The vast majority of terminally ill patients are not even offered a “purely palliative approach” (comfort measures only) and are forced to adopt futile medical micromanagement until … Continue reading

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Deathless models of aging


Read my most recent publication in the CMAJ on “Deathless models of aging: Time to reform CanMEDS”   http://www.cmaj.ca/content/185/9/751/reply#cmaj_el_716380

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WOUNDS – The Hidden Epidemic !!!


Check out the March edition of Current Opinion in Supportive & Palliative Care for a comprehensive series of articles on Wound Management that I was invited to edit. Patients with advanced illness represent the cohort within healthcare with the highest … Continue reading

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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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