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Virtual health care for adult patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities: A scoping review


The COVID-19 pandemic led to an abrupt shift to virtual health care for many patients,including adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Approaches to virtual care thatare successful for people without IDD may need to be adapted for adults with IDD.


The aim of this scoping review was to examine what is known about virtual health care for adults with IDD and in particular, the impact of virtual delivery on access to care for this population.

Increasing SARS-CoV-2 vaccination rates among Black people in Canada

Key Points

  • Black people in Canada are at high risk of SARS-CoV-2 infections, hospitalizations, ICU admissions and deaths, yet may be more hesitant to receive the vaccine than other Canadians.

  • Vaccine hesitancy in Black communities is not merely because of misinformation or gaps in health literacy; it is linked to medical distrust and structural racism.

Perspectives of family physicians towards access to lung cancer screening for individuals living with low income – a qualitative study



Individuals living with low income are less likely to participate in lung cancer screening (LCS) with low-dose computed tomography. Family physicians (FPs) are typically responsible for referring eligible patients to LCS; therefore, we sought to understand their perspectives on access to lung cancer screening for individuals living with low income in order to improve equity in access to LCS.

Mental Health Issues Affecting Refugee Youth in Canada who Experienced Family Loss and Separation in their Country of Origin


The objective of this article is to understand the key mental health problems affecting unaccompanied refugee youth in Canada
who experienced family loss and separation in their country of origin. This article is based on a research project that adopted a
multi-phase sequential research design/strategy. This strategy entails that the first phase consisted of a scoping literature review to
synthesize existing evidence and to identify knowledge gaps related to post-migration effects of loss and separation on the well-being

Learning health systems in primary care: a systematic scoping review



Learning health systems have been gaining traction over the past decade. The purpose of this study was to understand the spread of learning health systems in primary care, including where they have been implemented, how they are operating, and potential challenges and solutions.


We completed a scoping review by systematically searching OVID Medline®, Embase®, IEEE Xplore®, and reviewing specific journals from 2007 to 2020. We also completed a Google search to identify gray literature.


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