Caring for Self while caring for Others

Date: Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Location: OMA Offices, 150 Bloor Street West, Suite 900 (NE corner of Bloor & Avenue Road)

Time: 7:30-9:30 PM – Please arrive early so that we can start on time.

Cost: No charge, courtesy of the OMA Section on Primary Care Mental Health

Please RSVP by phone to: 416-229-2399, ext 125 ( Ada or Anna), or via e-mail to: michaelpare@rogers.com.

Room to Hurt, Room to Rejoice: Facing and Embracing the Ways Clinical Practice Affects Us.

The Twenty-Fifth Presentation of Caring for Self While Caring for Others Series

Facilitators: Harry Zeit MDPAC(C) and Irina Dumitrache CYT

We start our careers aware that we will be affected along the way. For the most part, this awareness remains just outside of consciousness, while we face the challenges and strains of our careers. Very few of us imagine the depth and degree and complex nature of this process.

We are given the gift of treating those in need and in pain. And along the way, we will be fortunate to work with others who share our calling, some of whom will impart wisdom and guidance.

We will also be challenged. Our careers will span into time and we will be called upon to perform repeatedly in our high-performance culture. Most times our skills will be available to support us, but there will be times when they are tested or even when they prove to be inadequate.

We will also face loss. We will watch communities of care rise and fall around us, and there will be times for many of us where we leave cities or change practices. Many of us will be involved long-term in the care of our patients. Some will get better, others will die. There will be times when we grieve those losses, sometimes easily and other times incompletely.

There will also be deeper offences: betrayal, injustice and the steady creep and onslaught of bureaucratic intrusion. Along the way, we may find ourselves facing cynicism, anger, numbness or loss of passion. At points we will question our choices.

Let’s join and review our triumphs and tests, making sense of our present circumstances and illuminating the way ahead.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore Key Concepts in the Fields of Resilience and Post-Traumatic Growth
  • Reflect on Some Ways that You Have Changed Over Time Because of the Work You Do
  • Engage in a somatic exercise for calming the body and nervous system, prior to accessing clarity and creativity.
  • Review and Practice Reflective Journaling

 For inquiries only about the Caring for Self series, contact Dr. Harry Zeit at harryzeit@sympatico.ca.      



Medical regulation: an overview

Speaker: Mr. Lonny Rosen

Founding Partner of the Toronto, Ontario Health Law Boutique Rosen Sunshine LLP

Date: Wednesday, January 24th 2018

Location: OMA Offices, 150 Bloor Street West, Suite 900, Toronto, Ontario

Time: 7:30-9:30 PM

Cost: No charge, courtesy of the OMA Section on Primary Care Mental Health

Please RSVP by phone to: 416-229-2399, ext 125 (Ada or Anna) or e-mail to: michaelpare@rogers.com.

Mr. Lonny Rosen, is a founding partner of the Toronto, Ontario health law boutique Rosen Sunshine LLP. He has been certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Health Law. He is a Director of The Advocates’ Society, an Executive Member of the CBA Health Law Section and a member of the Editorial Board of the Risk Management in Canadian Health Care newsletter. Mr. Rosen was named to “Best Lawyers in Canada” for Health Care Law for 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Learning Objectives:


  1. Learn the regulatory framework governing physicians in Ontario
  2. Understand the orders available to the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee of the College and how to minimize the likelihood of a punitive order
  3. Understand changes to the Health Professions Procedural Code dealing with Sexual Abuse of Patients and the impact this has on all College proceedings