Do you suspect that a patient may be experiencing violence, that she might have been trafficked for sexual purposes, or that she is being prostituted? If you’re wondering what resources are available, help and advice is available from Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter.
We provide free, confidential support services for women who have experienced any form of violence. We provide emotional support, peer counseling, support groups, advocacy, information and referral, legal, and medical and legal accompaniment. We take calls from across the Lower Mainland but because we are the only 24-hour live rape crisis line in the province, we also take calls from further afield.
In addition to the rape crisis centre we also operate a safe transition house for women and their children. We can assist doctors, police, and social workers on how to best respond.
604 872-8302; 604 872-8212 (24/7)
—Louisa C. Russell
Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter
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of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) recommends the following citation style, which is the now nearly universally
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Halpern SD, Ubel PA, Caplan AL, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. N Engl J Med. 2002;347:284-7.
About the ICMJE and citation styles
The ICMJE is small group of editors of general medical journals who first met informally in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1978 to establish guidelines for the format of manuscripts submitted to their journals. The group became known as the Vancouver Group. Its requirements for manuscripts, including formats for bibliographic references developed by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), were first published in 1979. The Vancouver Group expanded and evolved into the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), which meets annually. The ICMJE created the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals to help authors and editors create and distribute accurate, clear, easily accessible reports of biomedical studies.
An alternate version of ICMJE style is to additionally list the month an issue number, but since most journals use continuous pagination, the shorter form provides sufficient information to locate the reference. The NLM now lists all authors.
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