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  • Healthcare Professional Burnout and Resilience

    Watching Someone Die and Feeling – Nothing

    The first time I witnessed a death, I was a third year medical student and at  the very beginning of my training. My patient was older – in his late 70s – and all alone. His family dropped him off at the emergency department and were not reachable by phone. One of my first nights…


  • 2017 Jason A. Hannah Medal Winner Announced

    AMS, in conjunction with The Royal Society of Canada, is pleased to announce the 2017 winner of the Jason A. Hannah Medal, Ms. Maureen Lux. This is the second win for Ms. Lux, who was awarded the Jason Hannah Medal in 2002 for book Medicine that Walks: Disease, Medicine, and Canadian Plains Native People, 1880–1940.…


  • Change Day

    Change Day Ontario: The difference is you

    To improve any health care system change must occur. Change can be incremental or dramatic but without it we cannot improve the quality of the health care system in Ontario or the health of those who live here. Individuals and teams who work within the health care system must feel empowered to make changes that…


  • Compassionate Care Curriculum

    Creating a lexicon for compassion: A student’s reflections on a critical discourse analysis

    In 1927, Francis W. Peabody published an article in JAMA titled “The Care of the Patient”. It was republished in the same journal in 2015, echoing an almost century-old preoccupation with care and compassion — and how it can be taught to the next generation of physicians: “The most common criticism made at present by…


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