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Shared Care Projects Look to Incorporate Cultural Safety and Humility Into Primary Care

The Fraser Health Region is putting an emphasis on Indigenous cultural safety and humility in health. The Langley and Abbotsford Divisions of Family Practice are setting out to create safe spaces for Indigenous patients in primary care to self-identify, discuss care, receive care, and report activities they consider inappropriate. Earlier in 2022, the Langley Division …

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Physician Profile: Physiatrist Najam Mian Advocates for Aggressive and Comprehensive Treatment of Chronic Pain

“Pain can be complex, and everyone needs an individualized program.” Vancouver-based physiatrist Dr Najam Mian is passionate about advocating for a tailored, multi-disciplinary model of care for the estimated one in five Canadians suffering from chronic pain. He notes that it is important to consider how chronic pain affects each patient’s unique daily life. Dr …

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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Top of Mind for CBT Skills Curriculum

Building on seven years of success in leveraging cognitive behavioural therapy skills to improve the wellness of physicians and patients alike, CBT Skills Group Society is determined to reduce the barriers to access to their program. Following a funding approval from the Shared Care Committee for an equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) component, and an …

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2022 Perinatal CoP Annual Gathering Summary Report

Overview On October 20, 2022, the Perinatal Community of Practice (CoP), hosted the second annual gathering virtually via Zoom. Over 120 participants gathered for the half-day event which focused on the top priorities highlighted by the physicians, midwives, and health care partners: Building relationships between physicians, midwives, and health partners Sharing best practices and learnings …

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Shared Care Maternity Network Supporting Key Improvements to Perinatal Care

Shared Care’s Maternity Network is bringing family practitioners, obstetricians, and registered midwife leads together to improve the quality of maternity care. Through various recently ended, ongoing, and developing projects, the network is creating opportunities for improved care and a better patient experience through pregnancy, infancy, and early childhood. Here are a few examples of the …

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RACEApp+ Launches User Experience Improvements, Two-Factor Authentication

With over 1500 calls per month, RACE is bridging the gap between family physicians and specialists The RACEAPP+ got some significant updates this summer. As usage continues to increase and the need for timely consultative expertise grows, the provincial RACE program is committed to keeping up with physicians’ needs. For over twelve years, RACE has been connecting …

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Regional Radiology Project Finds Success in Increasing MRI Referral Efficiency

This medical imaging initiative is improving access in an era when Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) services have expanded at unprecedented levels. Over the past five years, the Shared Care Regional Radiology Project working group and other health professionals have collaborated with Lower Mainland Medical Imaging (LMMI). The MRI Central Intake Office for LMMI began as …

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Doctors of BC Launches Business Pathways Program with New HR Toolkit

Business Pathways is a new program of Doctors of BC dedicated to helping our members navigate the operational side of running a practice – a one-stop shop to access targeted resources based on your current practice needs, no matter where you are in your medical career. In launching the program, Business Pathways is introducing the first of …

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