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Seeing Palliative Care through an Equity Lens

Reading time: 6 minutes At its December meeting, Council recognized Dr. Ramona Mahtani, a Toronto palliative care physician, for her extraordinary commitment to her patients and her respect for their narratives.

Treating RTIs in the era of COVID-19

Reading time: 5 minutes This is not the time to throw caution to the wind regarding antibiotic use, says experts. As we move into respiratory tract infection season, we must be judicious with their use.

A Struggling System

Reading time: 2 minutes Delayed and missed health care may have contributed to more than 4,000 excess deaths not related to COVID-19 between August and December 2020, states a CMA report.

Mindful Medical Practice

Reading time: 7 minutes Dr. Ron Epstein is among the foremost experts in mindful medical practice. He talks to Dialogue about what defines mindfulness and why it matters for doctors.

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

Reading time: 6 minutes A new program in Toronto offers an avenue in preventing child sexual abuse by aiming efforts at would-be offenders before they cross the line.

Button Battery Ingestion

Reading time: 5 minutes Battery ingestion can become a life-threatening event if not identified and removed expeditiously. Close follow-up is also required to assess the degree of ongoing injury.

December 2021 Council at a Glance

Reading time: < 1 minute We present highlights from the Registrar’s Report, and summaries of other decisions and discussions from the December meeting of the Council.

The Importance of Human Connection

Reading time: 3 minutes Dr. Nancy Whitmore reflects on the importance of choosing connection during this harrowing time and the CPSO’s initiatives in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

Living in Tumultuous Times

Reading time: 3 minutes In her last letter to the profession, Dr. Judith Plante says the College has recognized the toll the pandemic is taking on physicians and the health care system.

Registration Policy Approved

Reading time: 3 minutes CPSO’s new registration policy accepts the Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada as a replacement for the MCCQE2 for the issuance of an independent practice certificate.

What do Disability Biases Look Like in Practice?

Reading time: 13 minutes Doctors can provide exemplary care, but also aren’t immune from biases. How do biases play out when it comes to patient experiences and care?

Modernizing OHPIP

Reading time: 3 minutes Our Out-of-Hospital Premises Inspection Program is being aligned with Right-Touch Regulation and modernized to ensure the public interest is being effectively served.

Image Guidance and Nerve Blocks

Reading time: 4 minutes CPSO developed a draft Standard to clearly articulate its expectations regarding the administration of nerve blocks and the use of image guidance. Tell us what you think.

Supporting Physicians in Extraordinary Times

Reading time: 7 minutes Dr. Janet Van Vlymen’s skills as a collaborator and consensus builder will serve the College well. Read more about this impressive Kingston anesthesiologist in a Q & A.

Examining the Root Causes of Ableism

Reading time: 7 minutes Assumptions are often made about people with disabilities. These include thinking that disabilities are a deviation from the norm, and people with disabilities want to be “fixed.”