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Issue 1: March, 2022

Message from the Registrar – Prescribing Benzodiazepines and Z-Drugs

Physicians are aware of the harmful effects of Benzodiazepines and Z-drugs when used long-term or in combination with opioids. The profession has achieved significant improvement in prescribing Benzodiazepines and Z-Drugs, with a significant reduction in co-prescribing these medications with opioids. Prescribing is particularly challenging when caring for legacy patients and when attempting to taper dosages…  

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Postgraduate Training Licence Renewal Opens May 2

Postgraduate trainee licence renewal for the 2022-2023 academic year opens online on May 2.
Completion of your licence renewal form and receipt of payment is required to continue your postgraduate training program at Dalhousie University for the 2022-2023 academic year.

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Report from Council

The Council welcomed Ms. Damilola Iduye to the role of Public Representative representing the African Nova Scotian community. Ms. Iduye is a Senior Instructor at the School of Nursing, a Research Scholar at the Healthy Population Institute, and a member of the Joanna Briggs Institute Aligning Health Needs and Evidence for Transformative Change, Dalhousie University…

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Race-based and Indigenous Identity Data 

Race-based and Indigenous identity data is essential for measuring health inequalities (also referred to as health disparities) and for identifying inequities that stem from racism, bias and discrimination. Health equity data can be used to inform actions and interventions to improve health equity among racialized groups…

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New Book on the History of Medicine in Nova Scotia

The History of Medicine in Nova Scotia from Confederation to Medicare was published last week by Dr. Allan E. Marble, Chair of the Medical History Society of Nova Scotia. The 360-page book which includes 157 wonderful archival photographs, covers the period from 1867 to 1967…

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