July 14, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed our lives, and how physicians deliver healthcare. This pandemic is an unprecedented event, but it’s important to remember that BC has other healthcare crises that are far more established.

The May 2020 report from the Coroner’s office on Illicit Drug...

Video call with family COVID-19
April 14, 2020

Across British Columbia, Canada, and the world at large, people are trying to become accustomed to life as we fight COVID-19. In BC, Provincial Health Officer Dr Bonnie Henry has called on all residents to stand together, while socially distancing and self-isolating. Shops, bars, schools, and...

Physician Peer Support
April 1, 2020

During this challenging time, physicians are working hard to care for patients, their families and communities.

The burden of this responsibility is taking its toll, with increased stress, anxiety, and risk of burnout.

Talking to other physicians can help.

The BC...

Physician Burnout
March 18, 2020

Many physicians are on the front lines of the COVID-19 public health emergency, working hard to support patients and their families during this difficult time. With high demands due to the crisis, physicians may also feel anxiety and increased stress. 

The Physician Health Program (PHP)...

Together for Health
February 21, 2020

February 26, 2020, marks the 13th anniversary of Pink Shirt Day. The anti-bullying awareness day began in 2007, when two Nova Scotia grade 12 students, David Shepherd and Travis Price, wore pink shirts in support of a younger student who was bullied for wearing the colour.

Since that...