Trevor’s Take: On getting value from medical care

Dina Baras CPSA, Messenger, Trevor's Take On 9 Comments

Good stuff is happening in health care in Alberta. I see this from my various perches, as a member of various health committees, from conversations with leadership in Alberta Health Services, the Ministry of Health and other professions, the Alberta Medical Association, and from the leadership team at the CPSA. There is common recognition of the importance of strong, high …

Trevor’s Take: On limiting billing numbers, reporting unfit drivers and authorizing use of marihuana for your patients

Dina Baras CPSA, Messenger, Trevor's Take On 11 Comments

In the March 2017 essays published on Longwoods.com, Graham Dickson PhD wrote a piece titled Leadership “Inaction” or Leadership “in action” – the Change Dilemma. Dr. Dickson wrote: The old adage that everyone wants change but no one wants to change is alive and well in Canadian healthcare. Governments call for transformation, yet are not willing to transform their own …

Trevor’s Take: On The College’s Disciplinary Process

Dina Baras CPSA, Messenger, Trevor's Take On 5 Comments

Feedback from a recently published disciplinary tribunal prompted me to clarify certain aspects about the process. To gain a detailed understanding I encourage readers to review Part 4 of the Health Professions Act (available on the Alberta Queen’s Printer website) and information about the complaints and discipline process at cpsa.ca. As we publish notifications of upcoming hearings, I also suggest …