• Healthcare Professional Burnout and Resilience

    Stressing over Compassion

    “Watching Someone Die and Feeling – Nothing”  writes Dr. Seema Marwaha. I’ve been thinking a lot about the stress she…


  • History of Medicine

    How Smallpox Impacted the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia from 1800-1867

    “…We were strong but you were stronger, and we were conquered. …Before you came we had no sickness…now small pox,…


  • Healthcare Professional Burnout and Resilience

    Is Healthcare Innovation Simply an Act of Compassion?

    Northern Ontario covers 87% of Ontario’s land mass, is inhabited by 6% of the province’s population, and has the highest…


  • Healthcare Professional Burnout and Resilience

    How I Choose to Repair the World

    I’m often asked why I do what I do. Actually, it’s rare that someone questions my decision to look after…


  • Patient Engagement

    Patient Engagement in Health Professions Admissions: Assessing Readiness for Health Professions Education

    The recent 2017 AMS Phoenix conference entitled – Bringing Compassion to Healthcare – Impact of Technology on the Delivery of…


  • Compassionate Care Curriculum

    Dying to Stay in Rural Communities

    A ‘good death’ is an concept that underlies the practice of palliative care: that at end of life, the dying…


  • Compassionate Care Curriculum

    Positive Dilemmas: Our Journey in Developing a New Online Curriculum

    Our team is designing, implementing, and evaluating a new online curriculum (i.e., 12 week, 39-hour course) that provides clinician-educators with…


  • Healthcare Professional Burnout and Resilience

    Humanizing the Opioid Crisis Through Compassionate Spaces

    In the last year, 2800 Canadians died from opioid related causes and 16 Canadians are hospitalized each day. – CIHI…


  • History of Medicine

    A Brief History of “Off-Label” Use of Amytal in Psychiatry

    In my AMS funded scholarship I investigated published medical and psychiatric cases of uses amytal in an “off label”, published…


  • Technologies and Compassionate Care

    2017 AMS Phoenix Conference Recap

    The 2017 AMS Phoenix Conference was a huge success, providing networking and learning opportunities to healthcare professionals committed to instilling…