Fall 2003

G o v e r n m e n t   R e l a t i o n s
Voter's Guide to put focus on health care issues
The Association plans to publish a Voter's Guide on Health Care Issues and has put in place a grassroots contact program between physicians and political candidates.
E x e c u t i v e   d i r e c t o r ' s   m e s s a g e
Planning for next round of negotiations under way

In order to sustain the positive momentum to date, we must be very deliberate in our planning efforts and our commitment to achieve the goals we set for ourselves.

H e a l t h   P r o m o t i o n
Elder abuse guide being developed
A new guide to help service providers identify possible cases of elder abuse and make the appropriate referrals is currently being developed at the Seniors Resource Centre.
H e a l t h   P r o m o t i o n
Artists, writers 'fill a plate for a child' in support of NLMA partner Kids Eat Smart
What can some of Newfoundland's finest artists, writers, and craftspeople do about type-two diabetes in children, childhood obesity and other juvenile ailments?
Form 8/10 update
Overall, feedback received from physicians regarding the revised form 8/10 has been positive.
How the privacy act may impact on your practice
It's time to discuss what has happened over the summer and introduce how PIPEDA, as it is presently understood, might impact on your practice.
H e a l t h   P r o m o t i o n 
Campaign to promote annual Pap screening
The Provincial Cervical Screening Initiatives office will launch a province-wide campaign this fall to promote Pap Test Awareness Week, October 19-26.
H e a l t h   P r o m o t i o n 
Program assists low-income pregnant women and families
The MBNS is a monthly benefit provided to eligible low income pregnant women and families with children under the age of one, to assist with the extra cost of eating healthy during pregnancy and throughout the child's first year. 
P e r s p e c t i v e s 
Smoking Here's more
We need to provide smokers with the help and tools they need to succeed in what could be the hardest thing they'll ever do.
G o v e r n m e n t   R e l a t i o n s
Health charter could impact on delivery of care
The provincial government is in the process of developing a health charter which will set out the responsibilities both the government and the public have with regard to our health care system.
F i n a n c i a l
RRIF Strategies
Enjoying your retirement while minimizing tax takes careful planning. By the end of the year you turn 69, you will have to decide what to do with your RRSP.
A & E
New book tells story of Paddons in Labrador
The recently published book, The Labrador Memoir of Dr Harry Paddon, 1912-1938, is a medical saga, recounting the story of the Paddons in Labrador.
I n f o r m a t i o n   T e c h n o l o g y
Project scope complete for pharmacy network
The Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information (NLCHI) has completed a project scope for a provincial person-specific pharmacy network.
H e a l t h   P r o m o t i o n
Alzheimer Society introduces central registry
A central registry of people with Alzheimer Disease and other dementias is now in place through the Alzheimer Society of Newfoundland and Labrador.
H e a l t h   P r o m o t i o n
Mediation: On the healing edge
Physicians are often the first people that people turn to when they are in a crisis, and therefore play an important role in referring people to other community services, including mediation.
A r c h i v e s
Doctors in the House
It is said that doctors inevitably distrust politicians. Just as inevitably however they have to deal with them.

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