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  • Do you know the difference between empathy and sympathy?

    Do you know the difference between empathy and sympathy?

    These two concepts are often confused. Dr. Nicole Audet, author of The Magic of Empathy, explains: while sympathy provides solace, empathy allows us to grow.

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  • Teamwork: that’s the ticket to hatching patient-centered design

    Teamwork: that’s the ticket to hatching patient-centered design

    Lewis shares the story behind Flutter Wear from her original idea to flying to Hatching Health to find a team and how she hopes to continue developing the tool to support expectant mothers.

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  • Ask a Librarian: Movember – prostate cancer

    Ask a Librarian: Movember – prostate cancer

    November, or Movember is all about men's health. Joule's Ask a Librarian team have selected resources on prostate cancer using a variety of tools included with CMA membership.

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  • Emergency medicine without borders

    Emergency medicine without borders

    Recent initiatives to improve access to technology and training in emergency medicine in very different parts of the world.

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  • Social determinants of health: the key to unlocking a healthier population?

    Social determinants of health: the key to unlocking a healthier population?

    Dr. Latif Murji discusses his perspective on the social determinants of health (SDOH) and how it was transformed by a simulation event he did in medical school.

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  • Getting to the top of your game: Will a coach help?

    Getting to the top of your game: Will a coach help?

    Career coaches—top athletes and singers have them. Should doctors have them too?

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  • The hospital of the future

    The hospital of the future

    On this episode of Boldly, Charles Choi speaks to his Joule Innovation Council mentor, Dr. Tatiana Rac. Their conversation covers Choi’s journey as co-created VitalEyes.

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  • Translational medicine—the head and heart of the matter

    Translational medicine—the head and heart of the matter

    Translational medicine helped this resident fast track the creation of a brain cooling device. His goal? To reduce the chance of brain damage post-cardiac arrest from 38% to 3%.

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  • How can a mobile app improve access to care for rural, remote and Indigenous communities?

    How can a mobile app improve access to care for rural, remote and Indigenous communities?

    Dr. Sheila Wang shares her journey becoming a physician innovator and how she came up with the idea for Swift Medical while working in wound clinics.

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  • Ask a Librarian: Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

    Ask a Librarian: Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

    Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is very common―it’s estimated more than 75% of sexually active men and women will be affected in their lifetime. Joule's librarians share clinical resources on the topic.

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  • Five keys, three Ts and mindfulness: adding compassion to your practice

    Five keys, three Ts and mindfulness: adding compassion to your practice

    What would happen if every doctor committed to giving every patient 40 seconds of compassion?

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  • Engineering solutions to clinical challenges

    Engineering solutions to clinical challenges

    Eric Zhao is using his unique background in engineering and medicine to bring on big changes to the clinical practice. Like any big change, it’s an uphill battle.

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  • When worlds collide: unique perspective leads to portable GPS for surgeons

    When worlds collide: unique perspective leads to portable GPS for surgeons

    It’s not often we see these diverse skills lumped together in one place, especially within medical circles. However, when they all intersect, the results can be extraordinary.

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  • A win-win-win: How a novel integrated approach is disrupting dementia care

    A win-win-win: How a novel integrated approach is disrupting dementia care

    Fueled by her professional and personal experiences, the MINT model of care is the brainchild of Kitchener-based Dr. Linda Lee―a family physician with more than 30 years in practice.

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  • Meet physician innovator Dr. Linda Lee3:01

    Meet physician innovator Dr. Linda Lee

    Dr. Linda Lee and her initiative, MINT Memory Clinics, are disrupting current care models by providing access to high-quality dementia care within the local family doctor’s office.

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  • This common diagnostic tool got a 21st century makeover

    This common diagnostic tool got a 21st century makeover

    How one Calgary-based doctor reinvented the otoscope with computer vision

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  • Finding a mentor

    Finding a mentor

    What with trying to establish your career and all, you don’t really have the time to scale random peaks until you find the perfect mentor. What to do?

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  • In recognition of Dr. Diane Kelsall, Interim Editor in Chief, CMAJ

    In recognition of Dr. Diane Kelsall, Interim Editor in Chief, CMAJ

    During her tenure, Diane has led her team in the transformation of CMAJ, strengthening its voice in health policy and supporting its recognition as a world class medical journal.

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  • From prototype to puzzle piece

    From prototype to puzzle piece

    Heart failure―there is no cure, and many patients who require advanced treatment options simply lack access. One medical student knew there was a better way, so he 3D printed a solution.

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  • How AI will drive up the value of “soft actions”

    How AI will drive up the value of “soft actions”

    Care planning. Communication. Collaboration. Every one of these actions is essential to the delivery of care. Yet, they’re often a lower priority than “hard” actions.

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