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.

‘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.

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.