Reaching Out for Help

Reading time: 7 minutes Dr. George Photopoulos is convinced that if he had remained on the road he was travelling, he would not be alive today, crediting the Physician Health Program for saving his life.

Pandemic and Mental Health

Reading time: 4 minutes The first year of the pandemic saw a significant increase in the number of Ontario doctors seeking help for mental health issues or problematic substance use.

Bias and Female Surgeons

Reading time: 6 minutes A new study has revealed significant gender bias against female surgeons in Ontario. But a post-pandemic world may hold the key to a more equitable system.

At a Crisis Point

Reading time: 3 minutes In her first letter to the profession as new CPSO President, Dr. Janet van Vlymen explains why addressing physician burnout is a top priority for CPSO.

Reclaiming Herself

Reading time: 9 minutes Medical culture told Dr. Jillian Horton to become a successful doctor she had to detach and push through. In an interview, she explains how maladapting to that culture led to severe burnout.

Quality Improvement in Groups

Reading time: 4 minutes Physicians participating in our Quality Improvement (QI) Program now have the option of collaborating with other physicians to help each other improve how they practise.

A Time for Recovery… and Continued Resilience

Reading time: 3 minutes As 2022 unfolds, many things remain uncertain. What is clear, however, is a continued need for vigilance and resilience, writes College CEO and Registrar Dr. Nancy Whitmore.

Civility and Team Spirit in Emergency Medicine

Reading time: 5 minutes Dr. Alim Pardhan’s colleagues say the difficulties of working in a pandemic-era ER were made much more manageable by the Hamilton doctor’s extraordinary leadership.

Opioid Overdoses

Reading time: 4 minutes 1 in 4 Ontarians who died of an opioid overdose during the pandemic interacted with the health care system in the week prior to death, suggesting potentially missed opportunities.

Creating an Inclusive Space

Reading time: 8 minutes We provide guidance on how to make your practice a safe place that encourages gender-diverse patients to share all their health concerns with you.

Conducting Sensitive Exams

Reading time: 5 minutes Communication prior and during intimate exams are key, and allow the patient to feel a sense of control. A former chair of the ICRC provides further guidance.

Depression in Youth

Reading time: 4 minutes A new, first-of-its-kind online tool is summarizing best care practices for supporting youth managing depression and helping build capacity in the system for a much-needed service.