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The Role of the CMA in Physician Health and Wellness

“There is evidence now about the urgency of supporting physician wellness. If doctors are healthier and more joyful in their work, then it also means better care for patients.”

 — Dr. Joy Albuquerque, expert working group on the CMA National Physician Health Survey


Physician health and wellness is a growing concern within the medical profession, and a key priority for the CMA.

The CMA National Physician Health Survey (NPHS) provides the most up-to-date national data on Canadian physician health and can help provide a deeper understanding of the factors impacting physician health and wellness.

The data was collected through an online survey of nearly 3,000 CMA members (residents and physicians).

We encourage organizations, researchers, educators and stakeholders to use this data to inform and advance physician health initiatives.

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The CMA’s policy on physician health

Physician health is an issue that is bigger than one doctor. It is a shared responsibility — of the individual physician, and the systems in which they train and work.

The CMA’s new physician health policy reflects this, with a particular emphasis on system-level initiatives.

More background on key issues in physician health and wellness.

Upcoming events on physician health

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