Physician wellness

Coping with the stress of medical practice

Physician health

How to manage conflict and aggressive behaviour in medical practice
Physicians regularly encounter patients or family members who behave aggressively and make demands that may be unrealistic and potentially harmful. In their medical practice, physicians need strategies and tools to manage conflict and such challenging behaviours.
When physicians feel bullied or threatened
Physicians can take steps to address bullying and other abusive behaviours they may be subjected to by patients and their families, colleagues and other healthcare workers, and third parties.
CMPA physician advisors offer meaningful support for your health
An overview of how physician advisors support members’ health and wellbeing who are facing a medical-legal concern, legal action, or complaint.
Managing stress when transitioning to new electronic record systems
Strategies for managing the stress associated with transitioning to a new EMR system for managing patient records.
Residents and resiliency
Wellness strategies and resources for physician residents
Collegiality promotes safe care
By practising in a collegial manner, physicians may enhance the health outcomes of their patients and themselves.
The aging physician: Maintaining competence and practising safely
This article focuses on how physicians can continue to practise safely into older age and recommends tools to help them tailor their practice to their skills and circumstances.
Physician health: Putting yourself first
When caring for patients, physicians can neglect their own health and well-being. Doctors should improve their self-care for their own sake, and for the sake of their patients and the healthcare system.
A medico-legal perspective on physician health and wellness: Removing barriers to treatment of physician patients
In a profession where the culture has shifted significantly, one aspect of medical practice continues to endure: a physicians’ ability to put the health and needs of their patient first, often at the expense of their own personal health.

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