Canadian Medical Association

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Key factors affecting health and wellness for women in medicine

Results from the National Physician Health Survey show women physicians reporting higher rates of burnout, depression screening and lifetime suicidal ideation compared to men. This follow-up analyses identifies the behavioural and occupational factors affecting the wellness of women in medicine.

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Canadian Conference on Physician Health 2019: Conference Presentations

An archive of some of the presentations from the two-day event, on a range of physician wellness topics including peer support programs, healthy work and practise environments, diversity and inclusion in medicine, and resiliency curriculms.

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Physician Health and Wellness in Canada: Connecting behaviours and occupational stressors to psychological outcomes

Building on the work of the National Physician Health Survey, which surveyed nearly 3,000 physicians and residents, this report provides an in-depth look at occupational and behavioral factors that may be linked to physician burnout, depression and other wellness factors.

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CMA Policy on Physician Health

This policy provides a series of broad, aspirational recommendations to help guide stakeholders at all levels of the health system to promote a healthy, vibrant, and engaged profession.

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ICPH2020

Learn about programs and research on physician health and wellness at the International Conference on Physician Health. Co-hosted by the CMA, the BMA and AMA, the conference is Sept.14-15 in London, England. The call for abstracts is open now.

Become a CMA Wellness Ambassador

Are you interested in improving physician health and wellness? Medical students, residents and early career physicians who join the CMA Ambassador Program can be selected to attend ICPH 2020.

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The CMA supports communities of interest to help physicians tackle issues that matter to the medical professions and health care in Canada. Join our community engagement platform and help inform our work.

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Perspectives on physician health

Get fast facts about physician health and hear perspectives about the importance of supporting physician health and wellness in this two-minute video.