Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation



Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, also known as Physiatry, is the branch of medicine concerned with the comprehensive diagnosis, medical management and rehabilitation of people of all ages with neuromusculoskeletal disorders and associated disabilities.  Physiatrists work in a diverse range of subspecialty areas to help patients with a variety of impairments related to conditions such as stroke acquired brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputation, and various musculoskeletal disorders.  Physiatrists play a vital role in our health care system and as the Canadian population continues to age, the demand for their services will only continue to grow.

Physician Hastened Death: Spiritual Considerations

Published Fri Nov 21/14 11:00am.
Presenter: Neil Elford

DMin, CASC Teaching Supervisor (PCE/CPE), Director for Spiritual Health, Mission and Ethics

0800-0900
Friday November 28, 2014
36 Barrie Street

Objectives:

  • Exploration of what influences spiritual considerations
  • Discussion about spiritual considerations in conversations with patients and their loved ones
  • Identifying spiritual distress in health care providers
  • Recommendations for clinical practice
Flyer attached.

Resident Safety and Travel

Published Wed Nov 19/14 2:00pm.
As winter is approaching, residents are reminded that their personal safety and travel is covered in the Resident Health and Safety policy.  Section 5 of the policy covers safety and travel and includes the following points:

5.7 - A resident may elect not to attend their academic half-day, clinic, etc. if in his/her estimation, it would not be safe to travel because of weather.

5.7.1- The resident must inform the appropriate person as soon as possible of absences due to inclement weather.

The entire policy can be viewed online.

Systemic Therapies for Treatment of Cancer

Published Fri Nov 14/14 2:00pm.
Presenter: Dr. Deb Dudgeon

0800-0900
Friday November 21, 2014
36 Barrie Street

Objectives:
1. To describe the different therapies available for the treatment of cancers
2. To describe the mechanisms of action
3. To outline possible toxicities related to the therapies

Flyer attached here.
Sign-in sheet attached here



Systemic Therapies for Treatment of Cancer

Published Fri Nov 14/14 2:00pm.
Presenter: Dr. Deb Dudgeon

0800-0900
Friday November 21, 2014
36 Barrie Street

Objectives:
1. To describe the different therapies available for the treatment of cancers
2. To describe the mechanisms of action
3. To outline possible toxicities related to the therapies

Flyer attached here.

Holiday Dates

Published Fri Nov 14/14 10:00am.
As the holiday season approaches, residents should be reminded of their entitlements for holiday breaks.  All residents shall be entitled to at least five consecutive days off during a twelve day period that encompasses Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and two full weekends.  These five days off are to account for the three statutory holidays (Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day) and two weekend days.  Specific dates are set by individual residency programs and residents should contact their program administrator for further information.
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