Patients need doctors to speak up – regulator wants doctors to shut up: Shawn Whatley in the Winnipeg Sun

When regulators threaten doctors for engaging in public debate, doctors go quiet and patients suffer, writes Shawn Whatley in the Winnipeg Sun. By Shawn Whatley, May 3, 2021 “Call for help.” This is one of the first rules in every advanced life-saving course. When you see someone collapse, rush over to assess and call for… Continue reading Patients need doctors to speak up – regulator wants doctors to shut up: Shawn Whatley in the Winnipeg Sun

Have we learned that medicare is broken thanks to COVID-19? Whatley on the LeDrew Three Minute Interview

The COVID-19 pandemic has unmasked how weak the Canadian health care system really is. MLI Senior Fellow Dr. Shawn Whatley joins Stephen LeDrew on the LeDrew Three Minute Interview to discuss the state of the Canadian health care system. Whatley and LeDrew explore how a shortage of hospital beds contributes to Canada’s beleaguered COVID response,… Continue reading Have we learned that medicare is broken thanks to COVID-19? Whatley on the LeDrew Three Minute Interview

A COVID Anniversary: Celebrating one year of chasing our tails: Shawn Whatley for Inside Policy

COVID-19 proved that Canadian medicare cannot respond to any increased demand without the threat of collapse, writes Shawn Whatley. Let’s not allow this lesson to go to waste. By Shawn Whatley, April 8, 2021 Here in Ontario, we are in pretty much full pandemic lockdown again, giving us all a little déjà vu since that’s… Continue reading A COVID Anniversary: Celebrating one year of chasing our tails: Shawn Whatley for Inside Policy

Canada ranks last among peers on MLI Covid Misery Index: Shawn Whatley on the Roy Green Show

MLI Senior Fellow Shawn Whatley joined the Roy Green Show to discuss the latest update to the MLI COVID Misery Index. The latest update reveals that Canada remains the worst among its peer in terms of the misery brought by an ineffective response to the pandemic. Whatley discusses the methodology behind the COVID Misery Index,… Continue reading Canada ranks last among peers on MLI Covid Misery Index: Shawn Whatley on the Roy Green Show

Infographic: COVID-19 in Ontario

MLI Senior Fellow Dr. Shawn Whatley asks, why, over 11 months into the pandemic and amid a predictable second wave, are we faced with a choice of locking down or having our hospitals overrun? Faced with locking down or overrunning our hospitals, Whatley argues that Canada’s lack of hospital capacity is a core issue. Prior… Continue reading Infographic: COVID-19 in Ontario

We can all play a part in solving the mental health crisis: Shawn Whatley in the National Post

Solving access to treatment for mental health requires a massive effort. The next few months may feel more like extreme crisis management, writes Shawn Whatley in the National Post. Below is an excerpt from the article, which can be read in full here.  By Shawn Whatley, February 19, 2021  Canada faced a mental health crisis before COVID-19… Continue reading We can all play a part in solving the mental health crisis: Shawn Whatley in the National Post

To fix our health care, start with the basics: Shawn Whatley in the Telegraph-Journal

When it comes to healthcare, Shawn Whatley writes that if we get the big things right from the start, we will find much less we need to improve after all. Below is an excerpt from the article, which can be read in full here. By Shawn Whatley, February 16, 2021 Kudos to the New Brunswick… Continue reading To fix our health care, start with the basics: Shawn Whatley in the Telegraph-Journal

COVID-19 – Masking a Failed System: New MLI Commentary

OTTAWA, ON (February 11, 2021): As lockdown restrictions gradually lift in parts of Canada, we are hearing the same message from politicians: these measure are required to keep our health system from collapsing due to an influx of COVID-19 patients. But, as MLI senior fellow Dr. Shawn Whatley asks, why, 11 months into the pandemic… Continue reading COVID-19 – Masking a Failed System: New MLI Commentary

COVID and health-care capacity: New symptom, old problem: Dr. Shawn Whatley in iPolitics

Overcrowding, hallway medicine, shortages in long-term care, world-famous wait times, technology shortages, and spiralling costs are just a few of the problems that warranted concern long before COVID, writes Dr. Shawn Whatley. Below is an excerpt from the article, which can be read in full here. By Dr. Shawn Whatley, February 2, 2021 With severe… Continue reading COVID and health-care capacity: New symptom, old problem: Dr. Shawn Whatley in iPolitics

When Politics Comes Before Patients – Why and How Canadian Medicare is Failing: Shawn Whatley

 MLI Munk Senior Fellow Shawn Whatley discusses his latest book, “When Politics Comes Before Patients.”  Canadians care a great deal about healthcare and it is a leading concern for voters. However, Canadian healthcare is plagued with lengthy wait times, subpar outcomes for patients, and patients who are left feeling undignified. Whatley argues that this… Continue reading When Politics Comes Before Patients – Why and How Canadian Medicare is Failing: Shawn Whatley