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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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  • Secrets of success: how one hospital partnered with private industry to build a virtual care platform

    Secrets of success: how one hospital partnered with private industry to build a virtual care platform

    Virtual health company Maple helped Western Hospital kickstart a tele-rounding project in less than six months.

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  • On wellness in medicine: physician says times have changed, but stigma still exists

    On wellness in medicine: physician says times have changed, but stigma still exists

    Most physicians will say medicine was their calling, but it's tough on the body and mind. Dr. Jillian Horton says it’s time to confront professional prejudices with mental health.

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  • Helping your patients get comfortable with virtual care: a how-to guide

    Helping your patients get comfortable with virtual care: a how-to guide

    With physical distancing measures in place, virtual care services have been propelled into the mainstream to help doctors and their patients connect safely at a distance.

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  • A clinician’s guide: how to manage morally distressing situations

    A clinician’s guide: how to manage morally distressing situations

    While you can’t avoid every situation that causes moral distress, there are strategies to decrease their impact on your well-being and help you feel more in control when these feelings resurface.

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  • Moral distress and COVID-19: how to recognize and cope with it

    Moral distress and COVID-19: how to recognize and cope with it

    The COVID-19 pandemic can cause ethically complex scenarios for physicians. Dr. Caroline Gérin-Lajoie shares tips on how to recognize moral distress and suggests some coping strategies.

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  • “We are really anxious”: how virtual peer networks provide a safe space for physicians during COVID-19

    “We are really anxious”: how virtual peer networks provide a safe space for physicians during COVID-19

    At the outset of the pandemic, psychiatrist Dr. Mamta Gautam was one of the first to set up a daily video call for Canadian physicians. Here's how she did it and why it’s proving to be valuable.

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  • Flattening the curve in New Brunswick: long-term care homes remain free of COVID-19

    Flattening the curve in New Brunswick: long-term care homes remain free of COVID-19

    Dr. Ann Collins shares what's going on in the New Brunswick long-term care home where she is a co-director.

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  • An eerily quiet hospital waits: a physician’s COVID-19 experience

    An eerily quiet hospital waits: a physician’s COVID-19 experience

    A quiet hospital may sound like good news right now, but falling admissions leave Dr. Ann Collins and her colleagues worrying whether patients are avoiding the care they need in favour of isolation.

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  • Back to an empty office: a physician’s COVID-19 experience

    Back to an empty office: a physician’s COVID-19 experience

    After two weeks of isolation, Dr. Ann Collins returns to her family practice in Fredericton, NB. Only, it’s much different than when she left it.

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  • A clinician’s guide: managing COVID-19 stress and anxiety

    A clinician’s guide: managing COVID-19 stress and anxiety

    These days, it may feel like you’re running a marathon, except you don’t know the distance, the route is unpredictable and you have no way to judge if you’re fit enough to finish.

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  • How to talk to your kids about COVID-19: Considerations for health care providers

    How to talk to your kids about COVID-19: Considerations for health care providers

    Talking with children about dangerous or scary situations such as the COVID-19 pandemic is difficult for all parents. A clinical psychologist shares considerations for those on the front lines.

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  • Two weeks of self-isolation: a physician's COVID-19 experience

    Two weeks of self-isolation: a physician's COVID-19 experience

    When Dr. Ann Collins and her husband went to Florida in late February, they had no idea they would be returning home to the COVID-19 pandemic and two weeks of self-isolation. Here’s how it went.

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  • From one doctor to another: a roadmap for leading departmental change

    From one doctor to another: a roadmap for leading departmental change

    Introducing change in medicine is hard ― making it stick is even harder. Dr. Duncan Rozario, Head of Surgery at Oakville Trafalgar Hospital, used the Kotter model to make it easier.

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  • Innovation at work: Anticipating infectious disease outbreaks

    Innovation at work: Anticipating infectious disease outbreaks

    BlueDot, Dr. Kamran Khan’s AI health company, sent the first warnings of the coronavirus

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  • ‘It’s the small things that matter’: 5 ways physicians can care for caregivers

    ‘It’s the small things that matter’: 5 ways physicians can care for caregivers

    Like many other members of your health care team, caregivers are in distress. They’re struggling with loss, change, increase of responsibility and burnout. How can you care for them too?

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  • Tackling burnout: Steps to rekindle your inner flame

    Tackling burnout: Steps to rekindle your inner flame

    It's about more than just resilience.

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  • Burnout triggers: What’s outside, what’s inside and what’s unavoidable?

    Burnout triggers: What’s outside, what’s inside and what’s unavoidable?

    It's not the destination you thought you were headed for: so drained by the drive to learn, to qualify, to deliver care, you can’t summon up a drop of emotional energy. This is burnout.

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  • 6 techniques to calm a busy brain: mindfulness in a crowded life

    6 techniques to calm a busy brain: mindfulness in a crowded life

    The impact of stress on doctors and learners is very real. Mindfulness can help—but how do you get started?

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