Joule staff

Joule is a Canadian Medical Association (CMA) subsidiary designed to assist physicians in the pursuit of clinical excellence. Joule does this explicitly through the support of physician-led innovation, and by inspiring physician-adoption of knowledge products and innovative technologies and services.

  • Necessity breeds innovation: East coast family comes together to redesign the N95

    Necessity breeds innovation: East coast family comes together to redesign the N95

    Dr. Susan Ripley and Takaya Technology Inc. have re-engineered the N95 mask for improved effectiveness and comfort

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  • There must be a better way: sanitization robot invented to speed up COVID-19 cleaning protocols

    There must be a better way: sanitization robot invented to speed up COVID-19 cleaning protocols

    With new COVID-19 cleaning protocols adding to surgical wait times, Dr. Joseph Ma and Bionic-i™ create a sanitization device to increase efficiency in operating rooms and beyond

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  • Medical students unite to alleviate seniors’ isolation during COVID-19

    Medical students unite to alleviate seniors’ isolation during COVID-19

    Grassroots program scales to continue providing companionship to seniors, one call at a time

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  • Buying in bulk: PPE Access pilot takes on community demand

    Buying in bulk: PPE Access pilot takes on community demand

    How a community PPE drive led to a co-op purchase program.

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  • Taking stock during times of high stress: risk factors and red flags

    Taking stock during times of high stress: risk factors and red flags

    Health care professionals have been facing intense uncertainty and demand due to the pandemic, making it tough to see personal wellness risks. Dr. Michael Kaufmann shares red flags to look out for.

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  • How to lead with compassion in times of crisis

    How to lead with compassion in times of crisis

    COVID-19 has upended health systems. Organizational psychologist Michael West explains the principles of compassionate leadership and how leaders can use it to overcome the hurdles they’re facing.

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  • Preparing for the unknown: mental readiness lessons from the military

    Preparing for the unknown: mental readiness lessons from the military

    First-year resident Dr. Stephanie Smith explains STRIVE, the mental readiness model she learned in the military, and how physicians can use it to deal with pressures from the pandemic.

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  • For physician parents: helping children understand risks and reduce fears

    For physician parents: helping children understand risks and reduce fears

    Dr. Jared Bullard shares his advice on discussing COVID-19 with children, reducing their anxiety and tips to help them stay safe and healthy.

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  • How to build resilience in uncertain times

    How to build resilience in uncertain times

    Grounding his work in academic theory, Dr. Ron Epstein explains how physicians can use mindfulness to manage stress and build resilience in times of uncertainty.

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  • The walking wounded: supporting physicians after the COVID-19 crisis

    The walking wounded: supporting physicians after the COVID-19 crisis

    Many frontline workers are coping with difficult moral decisions during COVID-19. Based on his experience in Rwanda, Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire provides insights into managing the risk of PTSD.

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  • Running on empty: how to fuel your body and mind for challenging times

    Running on empty: how to fuel your body and mind for challenging times

    How should you tend to your well-being during times of high stress and heavy workload? Maryam Hamidi shares practical tips to support your health through nutrition, hydration and sleep.

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  • Advice from an editor-in-chief: how to avoid information overload

    Advice from an editor-in-chief: how to avoid information overload

    With an abundance of clinical information available at our fingertips at all times, it’s easy to get overwhelmed―so how do you keep up without compromising the quality of care?

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