CMPA podcasts

Listen to expert CMPA physician advisors discuss a variety of topics affecting Canadian physicians and their practice. Covering a range of topics - from reducing risk and enhancing safe medical care, to physician wellness and how the CMPA supports its members in a changing healthcare environment - these podcasts will cover what you need to know, when you need it most.

Hosts: Dr. Steven Bellemare, CMPA Director of Practice Improvement, and Dr. Yolanda Madarnas, CMPA Physician Advisor

COVID-19: Virtual care

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, physicians have had to rapidly pivot their practices to include virtual care provision. This episode covers how to include considerations around clinical judgment, standard of care, informed consent and privacy to provide the best virtual care you can.
May 2020 | 19 minutes

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COVID-19: Advance care directives

During the COVID-19 pandemic, physicians may be deployed to unfamiliar clinical units and may need to have difficult discussions around goals of care that they are not used to having, perhaps even with patients they don’t know. This episode covers key messages that may help you effectively support patients and families who need to make plan of care choices as a result of a COVID-19-related critical illness.
May 2020 | 18 minutes

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COVID-19: Physician moral distress

Physicians routinely face challenging situations and difficult decisions. This episode covers why it is important to recognize and manage moral distress and explore various coping strategies that physicians can adopt to stay well.
May 2020 | 18 minutes

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COVID-19: Reasonable care

A public health emergency may force a shift away from the usual patient-first ethics, to a public-first approach. This episode covers the concept of reasonable care and patient’s best interests to help you make sense of the unusual demands the COVID-19 pandemic may place on you.
April 2020 | 15 minutes

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This podcast if for general educational purposes only, and is not intended to provide professional medical or legal advice, nor to constitute a standard of care for Canadian health care providers. If you’re a CMPA member and need medical-legal advice or assistance, please contact us at 1-800-267-6522.