THE CAREGIVERS' LIVING ROOM A Blog by Donna Thomson: LISTEN: Our Family Experience With Disability Told to a Med Journal

This is a podcast and article I did for The Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ). The piece is a shorter version of an address I gave at the American Academy of CP and Developmental Medicine Conference in 2016. What do doctors need to know about the lived experience of parenting a child with severe disabilities? ...

OPSEU Diablogue: CMAJ: Are we betting on the welfare of our patients?

This week’s editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal may have raised the eyebrows of some hospital CEOs. John Fletcher raises a question we asked more than year ago – does the duty to first ‘do no harm’ apply to … Continue reading →

False positive: private profit in Canada's health care: Medical Journal Kills For-Profit Lab Debate

I was surprised when the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) asked me to write an analysis piece on Canada’s medical laboratories. My book, False Positive, clearly lays out my position that for-profit labs have no place in our health care system, which is at odds with the close, and profitable, relationship between the labs and ...