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The National Canada's struggle to provide health care to northern communities

Canada is struggling to provide health care to northern communities, according to one doctor who travels monthly to provide his services. Dr. Mike Kirlew says that the level of care his patients in northern communities have access to is not even close to what is available to other Canadians.
  • 2018
  • 00:13:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/27/2018

Keeping Canada Alive Keeping Canada Alive, Episode 6

A single mother in Hamilton, whose premature baby was born at only 26 weeks gestation, waits alone as doctors prepare her tiny son for surgery. A former Richmond high school athlete who weighs almost 400 pounds hopes to change his life with bariatric surgery to reduce his stomach size. In Quebec’s far north, a Cree doctor wages her own battle ...
  • 2015
  • 00:43:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/10/2015

Keeping Canada Alive Keeping Canada Alive, Episode 5

In Vancouver, a daughter donates her kidney to her 81-year-old father and two heroin addicts visit a groundbreaking Downtown Eastside clinic to receive daily injections of prescription heroin. In Toronto, a deaf baby gets her cochlear implant activated and hears her mother’s voice for the first time, while a family doctor practices innovative ways to deliver healthcare to homebound patients. ...
  • 2015
  • 00:43:42
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 11/10/2015

Keeping Canada Alive Keeping Canada Alive, Episode 4

An Ottawa cancer patient undergoes the removal and reconstruction of her remaining breast. A Montreal psychiatrist administers electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) to a patient with debilitating depression. In Vancouver, a doctor tends to an immigrant family from Iraq whose elderly mother is suffering from PTSD. A First Nations man who lost part of his foot because of diabetes places hopes for ...
  • 2015
  • 00:43:42
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 10/28/2015

Keeping Canada Alive Keeping Canada Alive, Episode 3

An unconventional palliative care doctor helps a terminal cancer patient make a decision; a man with a recurring brain tumour has surgery for a fourth time; a teen has an operation to fix the damaged cartilage in her hip; and a youngster receives a new prosthetic arm.
  • 2015
  • 00:43:49
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 10/19/2015

Keeping Canada Alive Keeping Canada Alive, Episode 2

The non-stop day of a warm-hearted full-service GP; a cardiologist works hard to find options for a patient diagnosed with heart failure; a woman with MS finds out whether her shoulder pain signals the progression of her disease; coping with the challenges of raising a child with a complex illness; and a 25-year-old has his second heart surgery.
  • 2015
  • 00:44:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/16/2015

Keeping Canada Alive Keeping Canada Alive, Episode 1

The first episode of Keeping Canada Alive takes a closer look Canada’s health care system. Stories include: a three-month-old baby boy in Vancouver with a hole in his heart; a 28-year-old in Toronto whose neck was broken during a recreational hockey game; a 73-year-old woman lovingly cares for her husband with Alzheimer’s disease; a teenage girl receives laser treatment for severe burn ...
  • 2015
  • 00:43:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/08/2015

The National Canada's Social Safety Net: In Sickness and in Health (Part 4 of 4)

Medicare, Canada's universally accessible and publicly funded health care system, is one of the social institutions of which we are most proud. Many experts argue that it is one of the best health care systems in the world. Recently, however, shrinking financial resources and increasing health care demands have brought calls for reform. This program examines how Canadian health care ...
  • 1993
  • 00:28:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - December 2002 A Prescription for Health Care

This News in Review story focuses on the Romanow Report on the state and future of Canada’s health-care system. It includes the report’s major recommendations and the political response to it, as well as its implications for the country’s medicare system and Canadians’ access to it in future years.
  • 2002
  • 00:14:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2002

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News in Review - February 1998 Northern Medicine: Too Little, Too Far

As the crash of an aircraft in a remote region of Manitoba reminds us, Canada is still very much a country of diverse geography, immense distances and difficult terrain. Despite technological advances, government programs and improvements in transportation, not all Canadians have access to the same health care services. This story raises important social and political questions, but it also ...
  • 1998
  • 00:14:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1998

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