Who is responsible for your health anyways?
At the recent Canadian Conference on Physician Health in Ottawa, Dr. Allan Peterkin, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at the University of Toronto, highlighted the lack of focus on pleasure and happiness in physician training and work. He noted that while there is a strong focus on purpose within the profession, that pleasure is not often considered in the same way. “It is no secret that many doctors aren’t happy, at least not at work” he states in a recent CAMJ article “The stats on career dissatisfaction are extremely high.
There have been several approaches to addressing physician health over the past few decades including trying to fix issues common to physicians, seeking wellness and balance and building resiliency. The upcoming alumni CPD workshop will explore this topic in detail through discussion and debate.
Open to alumni, residents, fellows and faculty, the half-day workshop on June 2nd, 2018 will include a plenary talk by Carol-Anne Moulton titled “Peeking behind the curtain: surgical judgment beyond cognition”. A panel on personal narratives around physician health and well-being, and a moderated debate questioning if burnout is a public health crisis that requires systemic intervention will follow.
After attending the workshop, participants will be able to better discuss controversies and disparities in health and wellness discourses, identify factors that impact health and wellness, challenge previous perceptions of health and wellness and use personal narrative to reflect on their own health and well-being.
Register for this upcoming workshop before it sells out.
Read the CMAJ’s recent article about physician happiness: https://cmajnews.com/2017/09/09/physician-health-beyond-wellness-to-happiness-cmaj-109-5499/
College of Family Physicians of Canada – Mainpro+:
This Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto for up to 3.0 Mainpro+ credits.
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 1:
This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. You may claim a maximum of 3.0 hours (credits are automatically calculated).