Leadership

  • Three skills doctors need today

    Three skills doctors need today

    The ability to coach, communicate and collaborate well with team members can actually make a life-or-death difference for a patient. So why don’t we teach them to physicians?

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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 Kotter’s 8 step model to make it easier.

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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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  • Does this ancient tradition have a role in 21st century health care?

    Does this ancient tradition have a role in 21st century health care?

    The short answer: yes. For doctors, it can improve communication and remove the mental clutter that gets in the way of both empathy and open-minded diagnosis.

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  • Can coaching help doctors and residents tackle burnout?

    Can coaching help doctors and residents tackle burnout?

    Dr. Mamta Gautam shares what sparked her interest in physician health and wellness, how coaching can prevent burnout as well as powerful stories sure to change your perception of mental health.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Burnout at your fingertips

    Burnout at your fingertips

    Electronic health records were supposed to be the miracle cure for every shortcoming in Canadian health care, but no one predicted the toll it would take on physicians.

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  • Take a deep breath…let’s talk conflict

    Take a deep breath…let’s talk conflict

    If you’ve worked in a busy and demanding health care organization (is there any other kind?) you’ve encountered on-the-job conflict. Is conflict a good or bad thing?

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  • Mentors are like hidden treasure — hard to find, but life changing

    Mentors are like hidden treasure — hard to find, but life changing

    Sometimes the mentor you want isn't the mentor that you need.

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  • How Doctors Can Be Better Mentors

    How Doctors Can Be Better Mentors

    (via Harvard Business Review)

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  • Wise experts know they don’t know everything — and they’re willing to talk about it

    Wise experts know they don’t know everything — and they’re willing to talk about it

    Research shows that teamwork is one of those rare situations where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. At least, it can be.

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  • Communication: beyond nice bedside manner

    Communication: beyond nice bedside manner

    What was once regarded as something of a frill — a “nice bedside manner” — is known now to be an essential tool in patient care.

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  • How to Get Health Care Employees Onboard with Change

    How to Get Health Care Employees Onboard with Change

    (via Harvard Business Review)

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  • Leadership and improved relationships begin with self-awareness

    Leadership and improved relationships begin with self-awareness

    According to Alberta doctor Theresa Eliasson: "Improving self-awareness highlights our talents".

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  • The true meaning of patient-centred care

    The true meaning of patient-centred care

    Increasingly, physicians are discovering the importance of not just treating their patients’ symptoms―but also building compassionate partnerships with them.

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  • The health system needs transformation—it needs change management too

    The health system needs transformation—it needs change management too

    Regardless of your interest in health care, you probably sense there is a need for considerable change in our system. And you're right.

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  • Navigating change — there are good reasons to follow a guide

    Navigating change — there are good reasons to follow a guide

    Health care organizations sometimes choose change, and sometimes have change thrust upon them; either way, the results aren’t always positive. It doesn’t have to be that way.

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