‘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.

Invisible Three Percent

Reading time: 8 minutes One family physician explains her patient-centred approach to making a difference in the lives of patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The Importance of Feeling Safe

Reading time: 8 minutes People with intellectual and developmental disabilities may feel unsafe in a clinical setting, but a little bit of patience and compassion can go a long way in creating trust.

The Spread of Misinformation

Reading time: 16 minutes We discuss the extraordinary human and financial toll that health and science misinformation has taken across our communities and health-care systems.

Putting Patients First

Reading time: 4 minutes In an era of ongoing crisis and intense change, it’s easy to forget our first principles. But at CPSO, writes Dr. Rob Gratton, our mandate is clear: to serve in the public interest.

‘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.

Islamophobia: A Public Health Crisis

Reading time: 12 minutes Islamophobia has been called “a systemic disease in the Canadian body politic.” Like any disease, it is insidious — even infiltrating the health care space.

A Dark History, a Persistent Fear

Reading time: 19 minutes Antisemitism is on the rise and of concern to the College. When any racism or religious prejudice makes itself felt in a health care setting, it takes a toll on doctors and those they care for.

Reflecting the College’s EDI Work in Policy

Reading time: 3 minutes Dr. Janet van Vlymen writes about how the EDI work being done at the College is reflected in a policy built around human rights and accessibility legislation.

CPSO’s Commitment to Learning, Unlearning

Reading time: 8 minutes EDI Lead Dr. Saroo Sharda discusses how CPSO has begun to look at its processes, policies and decisions through an anti-oppression lens.

The Cost of Working in a Culturally Unsafe Environment

Reading time: 3 minutes On top of all the other stressors of practising medicine, imagine feeling your hard work is undervalued because of the colour of your skin, sexual orientation and/or religion.