‘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.

‘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.

‘In Dialogue’ Episode 16: Transforming Health: Inclusive, Personalized Care

Reading time: 2 minutes Dr. Jordan Goodridge, a family physician specializing in 2SLGBTQIA+ health and HIV care, talks about creating inclusive spaces; continuous learning to better support all patients; and individualizing care for better health outcomes.

‘In Dialogue’ Episode 15: Inclusive Healthcare for People with IDD

Reading time: 2 minutes Dr. Yona Lunsky, PhD, the inaugural director of the Azrieli Adult Neurodevelopmental Centre, talks about treating people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), the benefits of flexible and trauma-informed care, and addressing ableism in healthcare.

‘In Dialogue’ Episode 14: Health Disinformation — Consequences & Solutions

Reading time: 2 minutes Mr. Imran Ahmed, founder and CEO of the Center for Countering Digital Hate, talks about how health disinformation spreads, attempts to displace scientific authorities in public discourse, the negative impacts of disinformation on society, and how to best address it.

‘In Dialogue’ Episode 13: Aiming for Equity in Leadership

Reading time: 2 minutes Dr. Minna Woo, a clinician scientist and the first woman director of U of T’s Banting and Best Diabetes Centre, talks about needing more equity in leadership positions, the importance of mentoring young women, and the value of allyship in raising diverse voices and addressing bias.

‘In Dialogue’ Episode 12: Anti-Black racism’s impact on healthcare

Reading time: 2 minutes Dr. Natasha Johnson, a pediatrician and inaugural Associate Chair of EDI at McMaster University, talks about naming racism and engaging with communities to understand their diverse needs, considering the micro, mezzo and macro levels when developing strategies, and history’s influence on interactions with the health system.

‘In Dialogue’ Episode 11: System barriers in caring for unhoused populations

Reading time: 2 minutes Dr. Jonathan Wong, a family physician with Inner City Health Associates and program lead for SCOUT, talks about the correlation between housing and healthcare, the importance of follow-up and continuity in care, and widespread system issues affecting patient health outcomes.

‘In Dialogue’ Episode 10: Dr. Jillian Horton

Reading time: 2 minutes Dr. Jillian Horton, a general internist, and award-winning medical educator, writer, musician and podcaster, talks about her personal struggles with burnout and how it manifested in her life, resources and strategies for coping and self-care, and treating one’s self with compassion.