policy

November 9, 2017

In September 2017, the BC government launched a consultation process to seek feedback on the upcoming regulatory framework for non-medicinal cannabis. Doctors of BC provided its feedback through its Submission to the Government of British Columbia on Cannabis Regulation.

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June 29, 2017

Psychological safety is defined as “the degree to which people view the environment as conducive to interpersonally risky behaviours like speaking up or asking for help”. Without psychological safety, physicians and others are less likely to suggest new ideas, offer feedback, or seek assistance...

November 18, 2016

VANCOUVER – For many adults with chronic illness or disabilities, the majority of their day-to-day health care is provided not by a health care professional, but rather by a family member or friend. Often referred to as “family caregivers,” these unpaid caregivers are an integral, yet often...

April 26, 2016

In December 2014, an on duty physician was violently assaulted by a psychiatric patient at BC’s Penticton Regional Hospital. Alarmingly, this is just one example of numerous incidents where physicians have been assaulted at a healthcare setting in BC. Indeed, all health care providers, including...

April 26, 2016

In December 2014, an on duty physician was violently assaulted by a psychiatric patient at BC’s Penticton Regional Hospital. It is just one example of physicians facing violence in health care settings in BC. 

One survey of family physicians in Canada found that 40% have experienced at...