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Medical Coaching: Don Miguel Ruiz’s “Four Agreements”

In Commentary, Featured, Opinion by Nadim LalaniLeave a Comment

In medicine and medical education, we’re often hyper-focused on medical content, rather than the art of medicine. I recently finished reading Don Miguel Ruiz’s book “The Four Agreements“1, and identified some excellent educational pearls for medical students, residents and practicing physicians; pertaining to self-awareness and belief systems. In his book (albeit with a rather religious theme) Ruiz walks the reader through what he calls the Four Agreements – contracts to make with oneself in order to …

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We welcome ERMentor, Nadim Lalani, to CanadiEM!

In Featured, Uncategorized by Brent Thoma1 Comment

Dr. Nadim Lalani has been a member of the FOAM (Free Open Access Medical education) movement longer than most. He was one of the folks around that bar table in Dublin when the term FOAM was coined and had one of the earlier websites, Back when I was a little 2nd year resident I recall him telling me about this “Life in the Fast Lane” blog that I just “had to follow.” I recall …

Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) in the ED: Implications for EM Practice

In Editorial, Featured, Opinion by Francis BakewellLeave a Comment

After an excellent introduction to Medical Assistance in Dying, and its potential impact upon the Healthcare System, Dr. Francis Bakewell takes a further look at potential implications and ramifications within the Emergency Department (ED).  Last week, after much review and attempts at amendment by the Senate, the federal government’s legislation on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) received royal assent and became law. Bill C14 allows for aid in dying, either through prescription of lethal …

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Defining a Specialty: What is an emergency physician?

In Featured by Edmund Kwok1 Comment

In January of this year, the Canadian Association of Emergency Medicine (CAEP) released a position statement on Emergency Medicine Definitions (go ahead, have a read). The statement provided explicit definitions of what the specialty of EM encompasses, as well as what should constitute an EM physician or specialist, and led to very strong and polarized responses from the EM community. So polarizing, in fact, that CAEP had to promptly post a “we’ll get back …

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CAEP Consensus Conference | Review Papers

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The Problem Medical education research is hard. However, many residents and junior staff take a shot at it. Review papers are some of the most valuable and challenging types of papers to write in medical education. It can be overwhelming for a resident or junior faculty to take them on. A Step In the Right Direction Three years ago, CAEP launched their first national Academic Symposia. This resulted in three Consensus Conference documents defining and …