Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute recently published an article in their newsletter regarding the importance and value of formal, inter-professional networks to support rural surgical services.
VCHRI’s article follows the landmark publication of the Joint position paper on rural surgery and operative delivery, endorsed and collaboratively developed by the Canadian Association of General Surgeons, the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, the College of Family Physicians of Canada, and the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada. Co-author of the new paper, Dr. Jude Kornelsen, offered her commentary to VCHRI.
“That our organizations have all come together to admit this is a problem and come up with a theoretical solution that we’re all on board with is phenomenal. This has been many decades coming.”
Dr. Jude Kornelsen is presenting on this topic in Banff, Alberta later this month.