Viruses: the ally or the enemy?

Introduction Viruses are often considered monsters; they cause disease, ruin crops, and sometimes cannot be treated by medical means. However, in recent years, science has allowed us to harness the therapeutic potential of viruses. Through…



Nurses Prescribing: A critical review

INTRODUCTION According to the World Health Organization (WHO), maximizing the roles of existing healthcare workers is critical for the modernization of healthcare.1 This means the historical constraints and traditions within healthcare must be re-evaluated. One…


WHAT IS NURSING & WHAT IS A NURSE?

Welcome to a new section of The Meducator, published in collaboration with the School of Nursing. This is a new feature in The Meducator, but nursing certainly isn’t a novel addition to the health sciences….



From patient to person-centred care

As a successful healthcare leader, innovator, and catalyst for change, Dr. Michael Apkon, MD, PhD, MBA, has led three of the largest academic medical institutions in North America. This fall, Dr. Apkon —the President and…


The Present and Future of Bionic Prosthetics

My first real exposure to prosthetics was, funnily enough, through video games. From shooting with nano-augmentations in Deus Ex to playing detective with Rhys’s cybernetic eye in the Borderlands series, it’s clear that the development…




The Aging Population and the Healthcare Industry

Chief among issues in modern society is the aging population – one that presents a fundamental effect on societal sustainability. This video examines topics such as the unique care required for the changing population, and…