Peter Uhlmann is a semi-retired psychiatrist from Powell River, BC. He works as a locum consultant psychiatrist to several Northern communities.
In 2004 I started providing psychiatric locum service to Yellowknife, in the Northwest Territories. I worked in the local mental health centre and also on the psychiatric ward at Stanton Territorial Hospital. Later I travelled to three other communities; Hay River, Ft Smith, and Ft Simpson. For a few years I served those three communities on a regular basis every three to four months. As well as seeing patients, I would provide in service to health providers and education to community agencies. In 2006, I began working in four Inuit communities in Nunavut, specifically in the Kitikmeot region. I would service Taloyoak, Kugaaruk, Gjoa Haven, and Cambridge Bay. I still travel to these communities twice a year, and provide back up consultation via telehealth, telephone, or email. ...continue reading →
The February 3rd issue summary podcast is presented by Dr. John Fletcher, editor-in-chief, and Dr. Ken Flegel, senior editor.
Dr. Fletcher and Dr. Flegel discuss the following topics:
HPV vaccination and its effects on sexual behaviour in adolescent girls
Discovery of a founder mutation for congenital sucrase-isolmaltase deficiency in an Inuit community
CHEP recommendations on sodium intake
Cancer and pre-cancer of the anus
The dangers of floppy eyelid syndrome
Grief's extraordinary power
Ethical approval for studies involving human participants
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