‘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 paediatrician 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.
‘In Dialogue’ Episode 9: Dr. Jonathan Wong
Reading time: 2 minutes Dr. Jonathan Wong, a family physician with Inner City Health Associates and program lead for the Street Clinical Outreach for Unsheltered Torontonians (SCOUT) talks about providing health care to unhoused and precariously housed populations, building trust within the community, and the system issues revealed during the pandemic.
‘In Dialogue’ Episode 8: Dr. Jon Novick, OMA PHP Program
Reading time: 3 minutes Dr. Jon Novick, a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, addiction medicine specialist and Medical Director for the OMA’s Physician Health Program talks about the vital role the confidential program plays in physician health, physician burnout and the importance of understanding it as a system issue vs. an individual one, and the stigma around seeking care.
‘In Dialogue’ Episode 7: Dr. Ritika Goel
Reading time: 2 minutes Dr. Ritika Goel, a family physician, activist and the inaugural Temerty Faculty of Medicine Social Justice, Anti-Oppression and Advocacy Theme Lead, UofT, talks about treating marginalized populations, diversifying voices at the decision-making level, engaging in allyship and broadly applying the equity lens.
‘In Dialogue’ Episode 6: Dr. Chase Everett McMurren
Reading time: 2 minutes Dr. Chase McMurren, a family doctor and nâtawihôwêw (medicine man) talks about non-traditional approaches to medical education and patient care, specifically Indigenous methods of healing; and cultural humility.
‘In Dialogue’ Episode 5: Drs. Karen Saperson and Sarah Reid
Reading time: 3 minutes Drs. Karen Saperson and Dr. Sarah Reid talk about virtual care and the College’s new policy, as well as physician burnout and maintaining the delivery of quality health care.
‘In Dialogue’ Episode 4: Dr. Alex Abramovich, PhD
Reading time: 2 minutes Dr. Alex Abramovich, a scientist and researcher, talks about 2SLGBTQ+ health and youth homelessness; creating an inclusive and affirming health care setting; and the mental health effects of the pandemic on an already marginalized population.