Protecting physician safety in medicine

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This past Friday, I attended the vigil in Red Deer in memory of Dr. Walter Reynolds.  The vigil was moving and served as an opportunity to bring people together from across Alberta to honour the life of our fallen colleague. My heartfelt thanks go out to everyone involved in putting this gathering together as well as similar events that took …

Discrimination has no place in medicine

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Two weeks ago, when I originally wrote this article for the July Messenger, I intended to address the concerns we all feel about systemic racism and discrimination in health care. Since that time, CBC has written two stories about an incident in Grande Prairie. Regardless of the timing, I’d still like to share my thoughts on how all of us …

Our new normal: Look for the good, look for the opportunity and be open to what could be

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Over the past few months, Alberta has seen some incredible change that no one would have predicted. Not only has the economy been affected by the pandemic, it has also been hammered by the impact of low oil prices and decreased demand for oil. This has had a devastating effect on the people of Alberta and I know this is …

You’re stronger than you think

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I suspect the last few weeks have caused many of us to reflect on what’s ahead in the next couple months. For me, I’ve also tried to reflect on my past experience to see what I could draw on to help manage what is to come. Many people have compared this pandemic to a war. We talk about people being …