Why should we attend to physicians’ wellbeing?
For decades, there has been a lack of attention to the wellness and the wellbeing of practising physicians. As doctors we have 24-hour call shifts, sleep when we can, are routinely exposed to trauma and sacrifice personal time and family time to care for our patients. Read More...Read more.
Is climate change really a human health emergency?
Climate change is having a profound impact in Northern Ontario. Challenges with unsafe water, deteriorating ice road access, food insecurity, wildfires, spring flooding and evacuations are worsening and increasing in frequency. The direct impact on community health is very real, so is the need to prepare NOSM learners who study, learn and practice across the North for these realities. They are at the front lines of this emergency. Read more...Read more.
Vive les communautés francophones ici à l’EMNO : On y va avec le bon travail
We have a vibrant Francophone community at NOSM. The NOSM Francophone Reference Group (FRG)/Groupe consultatif francophone (GCF) met in Sudbury on January 18 for a strategic planning session followed by a well-attended Francophone public consultation session in Thunder Bay on January 23. I dusted off my French-speaking skills and hope to build on my vocabulary, as I have work to do. Thank you to Monique Rocheleau, Chair, and the FRG for your energy and enthusiasm and to all who attended the Francophone session particularly former Board member, Angèle Brunelle. Some excellent and unique recommendations were brought forward in both sessio...Read more in the latest edition of Northern Routes.