physician health

May 31, 2019

At one point or another, we’ve all likely felt the effects of burnout in our workplace – feeling exhausted, unmotivated to do our work, and experiencing an overall lack of interest in our work. Until now, burnout has been classified as a problem related to life management. But last week, the...

MD4Wellness
September 12, 2018

For physicians across BC, the pressure of the job and working in isolation from other colleagues can lead to severe burnout, with symptoms ranging from exhaustion to lack of efficiency to deep depression or worse. Relieving physician burnout is vital for a stable health care system and for the...

President's Blog: Gone Too Soon
April 9, 2018

I lost a friend and colleague this week to suicide. A talented, compassionate rural physician who was dedicated to working to meet the needs of the community. A physician who thought deeply and considered health from a global perspective. In the time I knew this individual they often challenged...

January 5, 2018

With the new year come New Year’s Resolutions. Often, they revolve around taking better care of ourselves by eating healthy and exercising. Here’s one of my personal favorites: “This is the year I’m going to take a real holiday, away from work, to rest and re-energize.” Sound familiar? As...