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What is the Opposite of Schadenfreude?

It is December 3rd, 2015. I am standing in Grant Hall at Queen’s University, surrounded by students…

A Snapshot of Physician Happiness: The Department of Medicine’s GNH in 2015

The Kingdom of Bhutan measures their national wealth in terms of GNH:…

Regulatory Fundamentalism: Is persnickety regulatory rigor impeding clinical trials and paradoxically reducing patient safety?

Regulatory Fundamentalism: An overly strict application of the rules governing the conduct of clinical trials that…

An Off-Site, Academic, Medical Clinic in Kingston: Time to consider a dangerous idea?

What is a dangerous idea? It’s a concept or worldview that moves us from the way we traditionally do things to a new paradigm.

Resuscitating the Autopsy: Why our current 7% rate of non-forensic autopsies is unacceptable (and a suggestion for a remedy)

Autopsy: a postmortem examination. From Greek, autoptēs 'eyewitness' (autos 'self' + optos 'seen'). Medicine…