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Paul Hébert

Professeur titulaire au Département de médecine de l’Université de Montréal

Dr Paul Hébert est chercheur régulier au Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier de l'UdM (CRCHUM) et professeur titulaire au Département de médecine à la même université. Il est également chercheur auprès du Réseau canadien des soins aux personnes fragilisées.
Put End-Of-Life Wishes At The Top Of Your To-Do

Put End-Of-Life Wishes At The Top Of Your To-Do List

The beginning of a new year and the accompanying reflections of what the future holds is the perfect time to tell family and friends your healthcare preferences in case one day you are unable to speak for yourself. This is called advance care planning and it is good to do for your peace of mind and for your loved ones too.
01/19/2017 04:54 EST
Here's The Reason You Should Get Your Flu

Here's The Reason You Should Get Your Flu Shot

Seniors are the most significantly affected. In Canada, seniors represent 15 per cent of our population, yet account for up to 40 per cent of all influenza infections, the majority of all hospitalizations and deaths from influenza. Why? Because seniors are more likely to be frail and have chronic medical conditions that put them at high risk for influenza and its complications.
12/14/2016 06:46 EST
Improving Health Care For Frail Canadians Is A Win For All Of

Improving Health Care For Frail Canadians Is A Win For All Of Us

Of the $220 billion spent on health care annually in Canada, 45 per cent is spent on those over 65 years old, although they only represent 15 per cent of the population. It's time we improved the quality and quantity of care delivered for frail Canadians - and improve the health system for everyone in the process.
10/24/2016 12:06 EDT
New Health Accord Should Consider A Model Based On

New Health Accord Should Consider A Model Based On Frailty

In a country as diverse and varied as Canada, such a per capita funding model creates winners and losers. For provinces with flourishing economies and/or younger populations, the formula may be a welcome one. But for many provinces and territories, this funding formula fails to recognize and accommodate their particular challenges and needs.
07/26/2016 10:10 EDT
Why Doctors Must Change How They Medicate

Why Doctors Must Change How They Medicate Patients

Using non-beneficial medications or failing to offer comfort medications to chronically ill patients is potentially harmful, time-consuming and simply bad medical care. Unnecessary or unwarranted medical interventions, including medications, are also costly to the healthcare system. It's time to embrace new ways of thinking.
01/05/2016 05:50 EST