Leadership

  • 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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  • “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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  • How leaders can support team resilience in a pandemic

    How leaders can support team resilience in a pandemic

    As a leader, you’re in the best position to foster a more resilient work culture for your staff. And there’s no better time to do it than during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's why.

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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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  • Lessons from an astronaut: how to stay resilient in isolation

    Lessons from an astronaut: how to stay resilient in isolation

    Many frontline health care workers are self-isolating to avoid infecting family, friends and colleagues with COVID-19. Dr. Robert Thirsk shares what he learned as an astronaut to manage isolation.

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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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  • On overcoming imposter syndrome: A personal take

    On overcoming imposter syndrome: A personal take

    Being a leader can be tough at the best of times. When faced with discrimination as the only black medical student in her class, Chika Stacy Oriuwa stood up and made her voice louder.

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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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  • ‘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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