HER NATURE HIS NURTURE

a his & hers weblog of worlds apart

Building on Our Strengths

As I prepare to write my American certification exam at the end of August, I haven’t been able to write as much as I’d like. In the mean time, I … Continue reading

August 12, 2009 · Leave a comment

Valuing Context

We are losing our ancestral knowledge because the technicians only believe in modern science and cannot read the sky. -Andean peasant expression I read this quote in an ethnobotany course … Continue reading

March 12, 2009 · 5 Comments

Genetic Counsellors and Genomics

Where do we belong? Earlier this month the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) hosted an open forum panel discussion entitled “Personalized Medicine: Are we Ready?” The 7 person panel … Continue reading

November 2, 2008 · 5 Comments

Tell your genetic counsellor how you really feel

I recently had an opportunity to receive honest and explicit feedback from a patient I encountered in the clinical setting. For confidentiality purposes I won’t discuss the details of the … Continue reading

October 17, 2008 · 1 Comment

Einstein’s Wife

  I went to see Einstein’s Wife this weekend, a funny and quirky play that is playing as part of the Toronto Fringe Festival. Without giving away too much (I … Continue reading

July 8, 2008 · Leave a comment

Genetics and Primary Care

I am becoming more and more interested in the potential role of genetic counseling in the primary care setting. The findings of a “Personalized Medicine and Wellness Survey” released this … Continue reading

June 20, 2008 · 4 Comments

“Personalized” Medicine

In the first couple of months of graduate school, I was filled with an insatiable need to create. I stayed up late into the night writing lyrics and tapping out … Continue reading

June 7, 2008 · 5 Comments

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