Next meetings: Date and Time TBA Spring 2020
The Journal Club is a time of camaraderie with interesting discussion on relevant topics. You won’t find anything like it anywhere else. Dinner and Refreshments are provided. Please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org for exact date, time & location
E-mail us with a topic you would like to see discussed this coming year.
February 27, 2017 Topic: “Truth or Fantasy: The underpinnings of false beliefs as applied to Alternative Medicine and New Age Faiths”
January 23, 2017 Topic: disclosing harm from health care delivery
November 28, 2016 Topic: the effects of the environment on maternal-fetal health and outcomes
September 26, 2016 Topic: Pitfalls in Prescription Marijuana
April 4, 2016, Final Discussion and Social
March 7, 2016, Transgender Youth
Recommendations of the Alberta Government to Alberta School Boards regarding Transgender students
February 1, 2016, Palliative Care
Will Palliative Care Prevent Physician Assisted Suicide?
January 2, 2016, Surviving CaRMS
Monday, November 2, 2015, Special Needs
Down Syndrome and the Family
Monday Oct 5, 2015 NaProTECHNOLOGY
Alternative medical treatment of infertility as alternatives to ART
Thursday, May 21, 2015 Conscientious Objection
Gagging Conscience, Violating Humanity; Uniform Coercive Policy urged for all Canadian physicians.
Monday, March 16, 2015 Ethics of Treating Highly Contagious diseases
Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 Ethical Issues of Heart Transplants
Discussion panel included cardiac transplant surgeon, a cardiologist and a transplant recipient delving into ethical issues of heart transplants.
Monday – November 17th, 2014 – Conscientious Objection
Do we abandon patients when we don’t offer treatment that is counter to our beliefs and principles?
Thursday - May 8, 2014 – Prescribing to Addicts
Do we abandon patients when we don’t prescribe addictive medicines because of their indiscretions? Case study 60 year old woman with previous addictions, banned from receiving any narcotics.
Controlling pain and reducing misuse of opioids
Leader: Mary Ellen Haggerty
Monday - November 25, 2013 – Private Organ Donors
Reading material in preparation of discussion
Organ Transplants Living Donor & Ethical Limits by Ross
Leader: Paul Flaman
Thursday - January 9, 2014 – Government Cuts
What are the moral as well as the health consequences of government cuts to disadvantaged groups? As catholic physicians what should we do about it?
Leader: Denis Vincent
Monday - March 17, 2014 – Tube Feeding
Is it moral or ethical to force tube feeding on a 15 year old male with Anorexia nervosa. This is a case study in autonomy.
Leader: Joan Johnston
Next board meetings TBA
Email if interested in coming