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.
Welcome to “In Dialogue,” CPSO’s podcast series where we speak to health system experts on issues related to medical regulation, the delivery of quality care, physician wellness, and initiatives to address bias and discrimination in health care. Episodes are available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, SoundCloud and Amazon Music | Podcasts. CPSO members may also be eligible to earn CPD credits for listening to “In Dialogue.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reading time: 2 minutes 2022 CPSO Council President Dr. Janet van Vlymen talks about her road to leadership and goals for her one-year term, the importance of quality improvement, ongoing efforts to ease physician burnout, and the College’s role in medical education.