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CanadiEM Frontline Primer – Intimate Partner Violence Screen

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For a video that summarizes this post, check out this link! Points to Focus upon The emergency department (ED) is a safe haven for many. In the COVID-19 pandemic, many of those who might fall victim to violence at home are currently being asked to stay there in isolation with their potential abusers. During this time, it is imperative that we all be on high alert for signs of violence at home. The …

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CAEP FEI | Teaching medico-legal issues by bringing the court to the classroom

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When it comes to medico-legal issues, many residents can summarize their thoughts into a single word: “fear.” It is a topic not often formally taught and rarely openly discussed. Concrete examples and practical advice are frequently in short supply, with the occasional whispers of  the case that ended in court. Other difficult topics have had many institutional teaching resources dedicated to addressing them–why not this one? At the University of Ottawa, their residency program integrates the …