E-mail: [email protected] spontaneous urticaria (CSU) is one of the most frequent skin disorders.
It is characterized by a recurrent and spontaneous appearance of itchy wheals with or without angioedema, for 6 weeks or longer (1, 2).
A doctor from Haida Gwaii is concerned about a common practice he says is putting mental health patients at unnecessary risk. Tracy Morton is a general practitioner on the remote island chain in northwest British Columbia.
He told CBC's The problem is Haida Gwaii's hospitals in Queen Charlotte and Masset lack the designation to hold mental health patients against their will, he said.
Nonmaleficence, on the other hand, prohibits physicians from using their profession to cause patients harm.