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“The day I knew I needed to stop was when I was operating on a patient, doing a hysterectomy, and I became so nauseous I thought, ‘Oh, my God. I'm going to throw up.’ And as soon as I finished that case, I went to the area where we usually dictate. I closed the door, laid on the floor with my feet up, and thought, ‘How am I going to get through the day? I still have four more cases to go.’ That was the realization I needed to do something different.” - Dr. Kathy Bonapace, OB-GYN

In this episode, host Dr. Caroline Gérin‑Lajoie also speaks to clinician and researcher Dr. Nadia Khan about findings from two studies on why so many doctors in British Columbia are disengaged with the profession.

This episode is available in English only. 

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