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  • Ask a Librarian: Antibiotic resistance and stewardship

    Ask a Librarian: Antibiotic resistance and stewardship

    Antibiotic resistance happens when bacteria that cause illness become resistant to the antibiotic drugs used to treat them. Here are some resources on the topic from Joule’s Ask a Librarian team.

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  • Let’s make physician wellness a priority. The CMA Physician Wellness Hub is a curated collection of wellness tools & resources vetted by experts.

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  • Ask a Librarian: immunization awareness

    Ask a Librarian: immunization awareness

    As we head into flu season, you are ideally suited to provide patients with evidence-based information on immunization. Here are some resources on immunization selected by Joule’s Ask a Librarian team

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  • Five research discoveries affecting clinical care for COVID-19

    Five research discoveries affecting clinical care for COVID-19

    Read an update from the DynaMed Infectious Disease team about five research discoveries that have affected clinical care of patients with COVID-19 around the world.

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  • Culture change: How one hospital scaled up their wellness program during COVID-19

    Culture change: How one hospital scaled up their wellness program during COVID-19

    Dr. Mary Elliott and her team had 5 months to develop and implement the BRITE resiliency program for hospital staff. She explains her success and how it has helped them better cope with the pandemic.

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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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  • The Wellness Connection is a safe space where physicians and medical learners can get peer support online.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • It is our turn to say thank you: a physician’s perspective

    It is our turn to say thank you: a physician’s perspective

    May 1 was National Physicians’ Day in Canada, and the outpouring of gratitude from all levels of society was moving. But Dr. Ann Collins believes it is equally important to return the sentiment.

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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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  • Answering physicians’ clinical questions about COVID-19

    Answering physicians’ clinical questions about COVID-19

    The DynaMed editorial team answers 10 answers questions to frequently asked questions about SARS-CoV-2 using the latest evidence.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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