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May 19, 1998 / le 19 mai 1998

CMAJ 1998; 158(10)

© 1998 Canadian Medical Association / Association médicale canadienne

In this issue · Dans ce numéro

Editor's preface
Mot du rédacteur en chef

1259 News and analysis
1263 Research Update · Le point sur la recherche
  • This little piggy went to market, this one went for an MRI...
  • In the news...
    • Strain of antibiotic-resistant enterococci sweeps Boston
    • Human cells eat their dead

1265 Letters · Correspondance
Instructions to correspondents / Directives aux correspondants
        counselling patients Cover:
Patients at risk for inherited disease need support from their physicians before and after genetic testing. In part 14 of the "Bioethics for clinicians" series, Dr. Michael Burgess and colleagues discuss the ethics of genetics in medicine, with particular emphasis on appropriate counselling (page 1309).

Couverture :
Les patients à risque de maladies héréditaires ont besoin de l'appui de leur médecin avant et après les tests génétiques. Dans la quatorzième partie de notre série «Bioéthique à l'intention des cliniciens», le Dr Michael Burgess et ses collègues discutent de l'éthique de la génétique en médecine et mettent l'accent particulièrement sur l'importance d'un counselling approprié (page 1309).

  Evidence · Études
1275 How many physicians does Canada need to care for our aging population?, N.P. Roos, J.E. Bradley, R. Fransoo, M. Shanahan [abstract / résumé]
1289 The need for acute, subacute and nonacute care at 105 general hospital sites in Ontario, V.F. Flintoft, J.I. Williams, R.C. Williams, A.S.H. Basinski, P. Blackstien-Hirsch, C.D. Naylor, on behalf of the Joint Policy and Planning Committee Non-Acute Hospitalization Project Working Group [abstract / résumé]

  Editorials · Éditoriaux
1301 Child abuse: a community problem, H.L. MacMillan [full text]
1303 Ethics in clinical research: searching for absolutes, K.S. Joseph [full text]

  Education · Éducation
1309 Bioethics for clinicians: 14. Ethics and genetics in medicine, M.M. Burgess, C.M. Laberge, B.M. Knoppers [full text / résumé]
1317 Improving the accuracy of death certification, K.A. Myers, D.R.E. Farquhar [full text / résumé]
1327 Unconventional therapies for cancer: 4. Hydrazine sulfate, E. Kaegi, on behalf of the Task Force on Alternative Therapies of the Canadian Breast Cancer Research Initiative [full text]

  Public health · Santé publique
1335 The disease that "bites the heart and licks the joints" [full text]
1336 La maladie qui «mord le cœur et lèche les articulations» [text complet]

  Features · Chroniques
1339 Protect-your-prostate message delivered on Parliament Hill, C. Gray [full text / en bref]
1341 Canada produces its first MD specializing in telemedicine, L. Osorio [full text / en bref]
1345 Infertility treatment: lack of consensus plagues an unregulated field, M. Easton [in brief / en bref]
1349 Fibre-optic links eliminate distances separating specialists, patients, J. Lyttle [in brief / en bref]
1351 Fallout from the plague years: multiple loss and its impact on gay men, A. Silversides [full text / en bref]

1355 Books and other media · Livres et autres documents

1357 On_the_Net@cma.ca · Sur_le_Net@cma.ca
   CMA's free MEDLINE service: popular indeed

1407 Deaths · Nécrologie

  Pulse · Médicogramme
1408 Physicians' gross billings: the latest data /
La facturation des médecins : les données les plus récentes

Resources · Ressources

1358 Conferences · Conférences
1362 Advertisers' index · Index des annonceurs
1362 Prescribing index · Index de l'information sur les ordonnances
1391 Service information · Renseignements aux lecteurs
1392 Classified advertising · Annonces classées
  Writing for CMAJ · Écrire pour le JAMC   
ISSN 0820-3946 158(10) 1249­1408 (1998)