OCFP President's Opening Remarks and Keynote Address
Without Compassion There is No Healthcare
November 23, 2017
9 - 10:15 a.m.
The 21st century is already characterized by profound discussions about what health professionals are and should be. Unprecedented levels of burnout, depression and substance abuse among clinicians are coupled with growing demands for equitable, safe and compassionate care - the delivery of which is more often systems-based than under the control of individual clinicians.
Simultaneously the explosion of technological advances including computers that increasingly solve problems and display forms of empathy, challenges us to question what a health professional of the future will be.
This presentation argues that while healthcare will continue to be underpinned by cognitive skills and technical prowess, it is an anchor in humanism and compassion that will prove the value of the (human) health professional of the future.
OCFP Members’ Forum
Managing Pain & Addressing Opioids – Supports for Family Physicians
November 24, 2017
12 - 1 p.m.
The growing concern and changing expectations around the use of opioids raises critical and difficult questions for family physicians about how they can best provide high-quality, safe and compassionate care to their patients living with chronic pain, and deliver that care without creating unintended consequences. Panelists from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Health Quality Ontario, Family Physician leaders, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and Centre for Effective Practice will provide updates that will contribute to: