Medical screening

Ultrasound: the first wave

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Dianne Patychuk
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Vol 6, No.4
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Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1985
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article shares the story of ultra sound technology and how it became a routine part of prenatal care. Provides information about what exactly ultra sound is and who benefits from this marketed technology. Explores social, ethical and legal issues. 


Screening: Chapter 9, Part 3 - Practice: Improving Health

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Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada

A primer for medical students looking at the pros and cons of screening, examining the ethical issues of overscreening and who profits from promoting the tests. From AFMC's Primer on Population Health.

Uninformed compliance or informed choice? A needed shift in our approach to cancer screening

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English
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Online
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Michael Edward Stefanek
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Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Publication Date: 
2011

Argues for more efforts to educate screening candidates about the harms and benefits of cancer screening in general, and to engage in shared (doctor and patient) decision making about taking the tests. (Abstract only.)

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Abstract only is available without subscription. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djr474

What you should know about medical screening

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English
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Online
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Alan Cassels
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The Tyee
Publication Date: 
June 20, 2011

A series of articles by the author of Seeking Sickness and co-author of Selling Sickness, examining the issues of unnecessary medical screening. Argues that pharmaceutical companies are driving the increased push for screening. 

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‘Get with the Program!’: pharmaceutical marketing, symptom checklists and self-diagnosis

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English
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Online
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Mary Ebeling
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73(6):825-32
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Social Science and Medicine
Publication Date: 
July 26, 2011

Reviews and analyzes disease awareness campaigns sponsored by pharmaceutical companies that use self-diagnostic tools. Uses the example of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) to discuss how the marketing of self-diagnosis can change the patient into a consumer to achieve the aims of drug companies. (Abstract only)

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Abstract only is available without subscription. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2011.05.054.

Seeking sickness: medical screening and the misguided hunt for disease

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English
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Paper
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Alan Cassels
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Greystone Books
Publication Date: 
2012

Discusses the most common and recommended types of screening and weighs the pros and cons of each. Deals with questions such as: Do mammograms save lives? Is a colonoscopy necessary for everyone? Is it worth it to spend thousands of dollars for a whole-body scan? Also examines the roles of practitioners and drug companies in getting us to “test-early-and-test-often.”

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ISBN-10: 1771000325
ISBN-13: 978-1771000321
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Includes bibliographical references, footnotes and index. 192 pages.

Integrating tobacco cessation interventions into mental health, substance use and anti-violence services: Research summary

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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Online
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British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Summarizes the results of a study on the feasibility of integrating tobacco treatment and support within mental health, addictions and sexual violence services, in a gender informed way. The study included focus groups with service providers and with smokers, and a review of the literature on tobacco cessation in the mental health, substance use, and trauma treatment fields. Found that smokers who use mental health, substance use, and sexual violence services are generally knowledgeable about the harms of smoking, and the majority are interested in quitting.

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Includes bibliographical references.
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