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‘In Dialogue’ Episode 21: Providing Compassionate and Equitable Care to Unhoused Patients

Reading time: 2 minutes Dr. Claire Bodkin and Marcie McIlveen discuss providing safe opioid supply and support to people who are living with addictions and substance use in addition to facing challenges with housing and shelter in Hamilton, Ontario.

‘In Dialogue’ Episode 20: Rehumanizing Medicine by Addressing Ableism in Health Care

Reading time: 2 minutes Drs. Lynn Ashdown and Caroline Bowman, who both have lived experience with disability, speak candidly about their experiences navigating the healthcare system as providers and as patients living with disabilities.

Human Rights in the Provision of Health Services

Reading time: 2 minutes The updated policy requires physicians take reasonable steps to create and foster a safe, inclusive and accessible environment for their patients.

A Passion for Primary Care — at Home and Abroad

Reading time: 6 minutes Our newest Council Award recipient, Dr. Katherine Rouleau, discusses why social accountability will be the cornerstone of family medicine for future generations.

Ableism is a Health Hazard

Reading time: 9 minutes Ableism is everywhere. Physicians with lived experience describe struggling with their internalized biases as they come to understand what it means to live with a disability.

Resource Stewardship Focus of Student-run Campaign

Reading time: 6 minutes Physician ordering behaviours originate in medical education. That is why a student-run grassroots organization decided to spread the word of Choosing Wisely.

Public Register, Member Information By-laws

Reading time: 4 minutes Although not yet in effect, CPSO updated by-laws relating to what information is displayed on the public register and the information members must provide to the College.

New QI Enhanced Option an Alternative to Peer Assessment

Reading time: 2 minutes CPSO now provides an alternative path for physicians aged 70-74 to update and meet their quality requirements without undergoing a peer assessment.

By-law Change Reflects Adverse Event Standard Reporting Timeline

Reading time: 2 minutes OHP’s new Adverse Event Standard captures expectations for adverse events reporting, including a change in the reporting timeline from 24 hours to five business days.

Fee Waived for Out-of-Province Residents

Reading time: 2 minutes Residents from outside the province who choose to do an elective rotation in Ontario will not need to pay the application fee for a time-limited postgraduate certificate.

‘In Dialogue’ Episode 19: How we talk about suicide matters

Reading time: 3 minutes Dr. Juveria Zaheer, a psychiatrist and researcher at CAMH, and Gina Nicoll, a dual expertise researcher at CAMH, talk about demystifying suicide prevention and awareness, the benefits of safety planning over contracting for safety, and the important role language plays in treatment.

‘In Dialogue’ Episode 18: Primary Care Crisis: What Do We Do Now?

Reading time: 3 minutes Drs. Tara Kiran and Kamila Premji, family physicians and researchers, talk about solutions to Ontario’s primary care crisis, the benefits of team-based care, the impact of different payment models and reasons to be hopeful for the future.

‘In Dialogue’ Episode 17: Primary Care Crisis: How Did We Get Here?

Reading time: 3 minutes Drs. Tara Kiran and Kamila Premji, family physicians and researchers, talk about the primary care crisis in Ontario, causes of the physician shortage, financial and administrative burdens, and why fewer residents are choosing family medicine.

“I am absolutely drowning”

Reading time: 5 minutes Canadian MDs spend 18.5 million hours each year on unnecessary administrative work, but provinces appear motivated to make changes to retain their doctors.

Working Together to Reduce Administrative Burden

Reading time: 3 minutes To bolster collaboration between specialists and family physicians, CPSO updated advice documents for two of its policies related to continuity of care.

Medical Record Tips

Reading time: 3 minutes Medical records documentation can feel burdensome to your already busy day. We present some FAQs about medical record-keeping to clarify your obligations.

Can AI Boost Safety and Quality in Patient Care?

Reading time: 11 minutes As artificial intelligence is increasingly applied to medicine, it presents a host of unique, ethical and legal questions about how it will impact the patient experience.