Please note: As of this issue, eDialogue will implement the new governance terminology approved at the December Board of Directors' meeting. The following terms have changed: Board of Directors (the Board) replaces Council, Board Chair replaces President, Board Vice-Chair replaces Vice-President, Director replaces Council Members/Councillor, and Annual Organizational Meeting replaces Annual General Meeting.

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When Behaviour is a Barrier to Collaboration, Quality Care

Reading time: 2 minutes Unprofessional behaviour can hinder collaboration and affect patient care. Let us know what you think of our draft policy.

Board Approves Physician Assistant Regulations 

Reading time: 2 minutes CPSO is one step closer to regulating Ontario’s Physician Assistants (PAs) after the Board approved regulatory amendments. Next step? Government approval and enactment.

The Connection Between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Disease

Reading time: 8 minutes The connection between adverse childhood experiences and physical health in adulthood is indisputable, with childhood trauma a significant, independent risk factor for disease.

Working with Trauma Survivors: How Not to Harm Yourself or Others

Reading time: 4 minutes As an adjudicator in the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, Métis-Cree lawyer Myrna McCallum has insights on how to better connect with your Indigenous patients.

Making Your Patients Feel Safe

Reading time: 2 minutes Advice within a recently approved CPSO policy provides some tips on how you can help your patients feel like they are in a healing and safe place.

Beyond Medical Expertise: Navigating Stressful Patient Interactions

Reading time: 4 minutes Communications is a critical skill for a physician, but it isn’t always easy — especially under the constraints of an under-resourced, over-stretched system that is taxing everyone’s nerves.

Board Highlights

Reading time: < 1 minute We provide highlights of the decisions and discussions made at the December Board meeting, including the approval of the updated Medical Assistance in Dying Policy.

Meet Dr. Ian Preyra – New CPSO Board Chair

Reading time: 6 minutes Dr. Ian Preyra discusses his love for emergency medicine, and the Toronto Maple Leafs. He also talks about an accident that deepened his understanding of the patient perspective.

Reflecting on Our 2023 Achievements

Reading time: 3 minutes In his last letter to the profession, Dr. Rob Gratton reflects on an eventful year that saw the College rise to meet the many challenges presented by a system under pressure.

Building on the Progress of 2023

Reading time: 3 minutes Dr. Nancy Whitmore, Registrar & CEO, highlights some of the College’s significant strides in 2023 and discusses our plans for building on that momentum in the coming year.

Adverse Event Reporting Timeline Approved

Reading time: < 1 minute The Board approved a by-law that changes expectations for adverse events reporting for Out of Hospital Premises.

CPSO’s Board Welcomes Three New Members to the Table

Reading time: 3 minutes We welcome three new members to the Board – public member Mr. Markus de Domenico, academic representative Dr. Katina Tzanetos, and elected Board member Dr. Mitchell Whyne.

New Chair, Vice-Chair for CPSO’s Board

Reading time: 2 minutes Dr. Ian Preyra, an emergency physician and Dr. Sarah Reid, a pediatric emergency physician, became the new Chair, Vice-Chair respectively of Council CPSO’s Board at its December meeting.

Board Elections in Districts 6, 7, 8 and 9

Reading time: < 1 minute Physicians from Districts 6,7, 8, and 9 will have the opportunity to run for Board election next Spring.

CPSO’s Modernization of Governance Changed Through By-law

Reading time: 5 minutes Council continues with its initiative to modernize governance through a refresh of its by-laws. The most recent changes include a new election model and updated governance terminology.

Peers Supporting Peers

Reading time: 7 minutes The good news is the peer support program at Western University is, by all measures, a success. The bad news is that its success is an indication of how many physicians are in distress.

Updated Expectations in Medical Assistance in Dying Policy

Reading time: 2 minutes The Board has updated expectations and advice for physicians who provide medical assistance in dying (MAID).

Professionalism and Your Practice

Reading time: 2 minutes It’s been 17 years since we developed our key resource on professionalism. Your input is needed as we update it to reflect the core values and duties that reflect the current practice of medicine.

Social Prescribing

Reading time: 7 minutes The link between health status and the social conditions in which we live have long been known. What’s new is the push to make social interventions a routine part of health care.