S3 Ep2: The Finance Checkup
DocTalks | A Doctors of BC Podcast
by Doctors of BC
1y ago
In this episode, we talk with Shaun Howe, Partner in Assurance & Accounting from MNP LLP about financial best practices that doctors can revisit as part of a yearly business checkup. Brought to you by Business Pathways, a Doctors of BC initiative.  Additional resources: The Finance Checkup Business Pathways - Internal Fraud and Control Checklist Club MD preferred rates for MNP LLP and MD Financial *member login required ..read more
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S2 Ep3: Emergency preparedness: Tips from the front line
DocTalks | A Doctors of BC Podcast
by Doctors of BC
1y ago
In this episode of DocTalks, we speak to Dr Aseem Grover, rural family physician and the Site Medical Director of the Fraser Canyon Hospital in Hope, BC, who recalls his harrowing experiences and lessons learned in providing emergency care through wide-ranging wildfires and unprecedented flooding last year.  With continued heatwaves and record temperatures, it’s anticipated BC will continue to experience wildfires in parts of the province again this summer. In addition to the threats these fires present to residents and their homes, they are also a major disruption for practicing physici ..read more
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S2 Ep2: Vodcast: ACEs and high-conflict separation and divorce
DocTalks | A Doctors of BC Podcast
by Doctors of BC
2y ago
In this first episode of our new DocTalks vodcast, Doctors of BC President Dr Ramneek Dosanjh hosts a roundtable discussion that gives viewers insight into Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and high-conflict separation and divorce and what doctors and lawyers need to know to best support families experiencing it. It also speaks to the cross-sectoral allyship between doctors and lawyers to raise awareness of ACEs and how they can work together to promote the well-being of their patients and clients. Brain science tells us that ACEs are a significant public health issue because they can caus ..read more
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S2 Ep1: Physical and online violence: How to protect yourself
DocTalks | A Doctors of BC Podcast
by Doctors of BC
2y ago
On the first podcast episode of DocTalks Season Two, we speak to experts Julie Jones and Carl Prophet about how doctors can optimize their physical and online safety. We’re hearing more and more reports of violent threats—either physical, verbal, or digital—directed towards physicians, triggered specifically by tension created by the COVID-19 pandemic.  These events have incited many individuals and organizations to increase awareness, advocacy, and support for doctors in the face of this rise in violence. A statement issued from the Canadian Medical Association this past September even ..read more
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S2 Ep1: Season 2 of DocTalks coming soon!
DocTalks | A Doctors of BC Podcast
by Doctors of BC
2y ago
Introducing a new season of DocTalks: A Doctors of BC podcast. This season on DocTalks, we are changing it up.  Our president, Dr Ramneek Dosanjh, be hosting video podcasts with fellow colleagues from across the province about health care topics that matter most to BC doctors, like the opioid crisis, diversity and inclusion, adverse childhood experiences, and tech and innovation.  And we will be releasing new audio podcasts in this feed to support our doctors with practical, need-to-know information from expert guests about running a business.  Watch for these exciting episo ..read more
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5: How understanding ACEs can change the way you practice
DocTalks | A Doctors of BC Podcast
by Doctors of BC
2y ago
With the added stressors placed on children, youth, and families by the COVID-19 pandemic, more attention has been focused on the adverse impact on the mental health and wellness of our young people. Protecting and mitigating the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) has been a prime concern for many physicians.    But there’s a long way to go to educate and build skills to mitigate ACEs, and to ensure supports are implemented to prevent them from occurring in the first place.  Dr Uyeda is a member of a Child and Youth Mental Health Community of Practice involving 270 ..read more
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4: Vaccine hesitancy: Talking to patients about the COVID-19 vaccine
DocTalks | A Doctors of BC Podcast
by Doctors of BC
2y ago
As the COVID-19 vaccines roll out across BC and the rest of Canada, there are significant concerns about vaccine hesitancy. If too many people are unwilling to get the vaccine because of those concerns, everyone’s safety is compromised.    In this episode of DocTalks, we speak to vaccine safety scientist, Dr Julie Bettinger, and family doctors, Dr Birinder Narang and Dr Baldev Sanghera, about the critical role doctors play in vaccine acceptance among patients. What are the best ways to approach patients about getting their shot? What are some of the issues that influence a patient’s ..read more
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3: Burnout and COVID-19: Warning signs and when to act
DocTalks | A Doctors of BC Podcast
by Doctors of BC
2y ago
As doctors across BC try to meet the unprecedented demands that the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on them, reports of physician burnout are increasing. But what does burnout actually look like? How do you recognize the early warning signs so you can take steps to prevent it? And where do doctors go for help?   In this episode of DocTalks, psychiatrist Dr Jennifer Russel and family doctor Dr Lawrence Yang share  their perspectives about how burnout affects doctors, how to recognize it, and what steps to take to minimize the impact. From personal coping strategies, to implementing leade ..read more
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2: Putting Indigenous cultural safety into practice: "The first step is admitting we have a problem with racism."
DocTalks | A Doctors of BC Podcast
by Doctors of BC
2y ago
Amidst disturbing allegations of anti-Indigenous racism in BC’s health care system, the government appointed Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond to independently conduct a review. The findings were clear: Indigenous people are continually subjected to widespread, systemic racism which often results in negative experiences at the point of care, inequitable medical treatment, physical harm, and even death.    In this episode of DocTalks, we will speak to Indigenous family physician, Dr Terri Aldred, and Indigenous Cultural Safety Coordinator and Consultant, Len Pierre, about how we can define and ..read more
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1: The Future of Primary Care: “Walking into this new system together”
DocTalks | A Doctors of BC Podcast
by Doctors of BC
2y ago
In the first episode of DocTalks, a new direction for BC’s primary health care system is explored. We’ve heard the names, but what really are patient medical homes and primary care networks? Host Dr Matthew Chow, with guests Drs Brenda Hefford and Shelley Ross, take a deep dive into the current primary care landscape to unpack ideas about: how patient medical homes and primary care networks relate to and work with one another what it means to adapt to system-wide change the benefits of a multidisciplinary, team-based care model of care how UPCCs enhance PCNs and increase access Join the co ..read more
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