Dr. Wey Leong, a surgical oncologist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, was one of five 2017 Joule Innovation grant recipients. He received a $25,000 grant to develop ReFilx, a biodegradable scaffold to aid in the regeneration of soft tissue which will reduce the rates of re-operation and mastectomy, improving the quality of life for breast cancer surgery patients and reduce the need for further surgeries. The product will solve an unmet clinical need that affects millions of women annually worldwide.
Meet physician innovator Dr. Jack Pacey
Dr. John Pacey was one of five Joule Innovation grant recipients in 2017. He received a grant to further de...
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.
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.
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.
Innovation at work: Anticipating infectious disease outbreaks
BlueDot, Dr. Kamran Khan’s AI health company, sent the first warnings of the coronavirus
‘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?
Tackling burnout: Steps to rekindle your inner flame
It's about more than just resilience.
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.
Best of 2019: Most read Boldly articles
With the end of 2019 right around the corner, we spent some time looking back on content that mattered to you.
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?
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.
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.
Ask a Librarian: Influenza
Why is the flu shot so important? Health Canada ranked influenza and pneumonia among the top 10 leading causes of death in Canada.
Keep calm and turn your phone on: 12 doctor-approved medical apps
Medical apps are everywhere. Dr. Chandi Chandrasena shares what doctors should consider before they download an app as well as which she recommends.
How can digital technology improve patient safety?
Dr. Nada Gawad shares her inspiration for the app, the value of teamwork in turning her vision into reality and tackling some obstacles in innovation.
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.
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.
Getting to the top of your game: Will a coach help?
Career coaches—top athletes and singers have them. Should doctors have them too?
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.
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?
When worlds collide: A unique perspective leads to portable GPS for surgeons