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.

A Plan to Move Forward

Reading time: 4 minutes To help organizations develop policies that meet the needs of patients and health-care professionals, a team of researchers put forward recommendations to respond to biased patients.

Treating Patient Bias

Reading time: 16 minutes CPSO’s mandate is to regulate physicians in the public interest, but there are good reasons within our role as an advocate for quality patient care to be concerned when patients target physicians with abuse.

An End to a Busy Summer

Reading time: 3 minutes Dr. Nancy Whitmore, College Registrar, provides highlights of the activities of the last quarter. She also explains why patient bias expressed towards physicians and trainees is an issue of concern.

Transgender Health

Reading time: < 1 minute In the next issue of eDialogue, we take a closer look at what needs to be done to ensure patients who are transgender can access affirming, competent health care.

Treating Root Causes, Not Symptoms

Reading time: 13 minutes How does anti-Indigenous racism come into play in health care? What biases might emerge? And how can doctors make a meaningful impact on health care equity?

Implicit Bias in Health Care

Reading time: 9 minutes By its nature, implicit bias is unconscious. This makes it hard to capture and confront. But when implicit bias plays out in the provision of health-care, it can have life-altering consequences.

From Pandemic to Protests: The Year 2020

Reading time: 2 minutes Dr. Nancy Whitmore looks back on a year full of hardship, struggle and strife. But she also writes that 2020 presented important opportunities for change and growth.