Canadian health care providers are among the best trained in the world and most patients get superb care once they get access to the system. The health care system, built in the 1960s and 70s, needs a total re-design for this century, moving beyond fragmentation, unaccountability, lack of data, failure to evaluate and adapt, hospital-centricity, and misalignment of payment and incentives. To be the best in the world, every Canadian needs a primary care provider and team and those teams need new kinds of organization, community engagement, roles, payment arrangements, accountability, technologies, ways to integrate care across and beyond the system, and supports. The goal is a future that looks bright to our communities, patients, colleagues, and learners. Join Rick Glazier in exploring the kinds of transformations needed and the role we can all play in reaching that goal.
Thu Nov 10 – In Person
Dr. Nnorom will provide an overview of the societal, mental and physiological impacts of structural racism on patient populations. She will use the Black Canadian population as a case example to illustrate this point. This will be followed by examples of how to embark (or continue) the journey of addressing racism in primary healthcare. She will also speak on why this is a competency we need to develop in order to treat all patients with dignity and provide better care.
Wed Nov 16 – Virtual
Dr. Sarah Newbery, now in practice for almost 30 years, holds deep admiration for the work of family physicians all across the health care system. She will share three lessons learned from her career in rural family practice that may help to shape the way forward together as we address the challenges that we face in the current health care system. Using those same lessons, she will invite consideration of a fifth principle for family medicine as a discipline through which we can find meaning and joy.
Thu Nov 17 – Virtual
One in five people will directly experience a mental health problem or illness each year. What are these mental health problems and illnesses that so many people are facing? Why are people waiting so long to get help? How do people recover and go on to find meaning and purpose in their work and in their personal life? These are just some of the questions that Mark Henick addresses in his progressive, inclusive approach to understanding mental health.
Informed by his interdisciplinary education, his professional training and experience working with multidisciplinary teams, and his lived experience of mental illness, Mark gives audiences a better understanding of the basics of an integrated, biopsychosocial model of mental health. He goes beyond the simplistic “chemical imbalance” theory, and challenges participants to think about how their brains, thoughts, and environments all interact with one another in the real world. Mark leaves audiences with some practical takeaways for how changing any one of those components can trigger a chain reaction toward either problems and illnesses or recovery and growth.