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?
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.”
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.