Feedback can be hard to hear—but we need to hear it.

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta CPSA, Medical Matters, Messenger 12 Comments

Feedback can be hard to hear—but we need to hear it Cannabis in medical practice TPP Alberta gears up to launch new secure prescription form New documents in your Physician Portal “My bursary gave me more time with my kids.” What do your colleagues think about your College? Is physician leadership for me? Optimized Prescribing for Seniors—Deprescribing PPIs: Do I …

Deprescribing PPIs: Do I still need the acid-reducing pill?

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Contributed by: Dr Vivian Ewa, MBBS, CCFP (CoE), PG DipMedEd, FCFP, FRCP Edin. Mrs. Jones, an 86-year-old patient of yours, recently learned one of her medications is an acid reducing pill. Currently, she takes several medications and wants the acid pill reviewed. She has a history of COPD, hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus and osteoarthritis of the knees. Her medication …

Are we seeing the beginning of a quality-of-care revolution?

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Are we seeing the beginning of a quality-of-care revolution? Swing a club in support of medical student bursaries! New rules for Continuous Professional Development  A resident’s perspective: CPSA and the privilege of self-regulation CPSA disciplines two physicians after criminal convictions Last chance to win a refund on your 2018 Annual Renewal fee! Health Canada to lift methadone exemption requirement New …

Why the complaint process is necessary for the profession

Dina Baras CPSA, Medical Matters, Messenger 13 Comments

This Messenger has several articles related to complaints and complaint outcomes. For that reason, I felt it was a good opportunity to talk about the role the College has in complaints and why it’s a necessary requirement for the profession.When talking to practising physicians, it sounds as though the CPSA is perceived to spend most of its time on complaints ...