What do We Know About Burnout and Traumatic Stress in 2018 ? 


What do We Know About Burnout and Traumatic Stress in 2018 ?

(That we didn’t know in 2016)

Date :  November 21, 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.

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

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Conversations about burnout, clinician well-being and the effects of toxic stress increasingly dominate discussions within the health care field. These crucial conversations exist on many levels, from the physiologic and individual, to the collective and political.

Sometimes the conversation is about medical errors, and sometimes it is about clinician suicides. There are many faces to this contemporary dialogue, and most of them share tragedy and a sense of collective helplessness and bewilderment as a common thread.

We last summed up the state of knowledge and awareness of burnout in season four of our series. We felt that this year – with discussion on burnout and moral injury so much in the forefront – that we revisit the topic and summarize what advances and shifts we’ve observed in this rapidly evolving area.

In this presentation, attendees will learn:

A more holistic approach that integrates the embodied, subjective and social environment

About advances in understanding the relationship between subcortical neurophysiology, burnout and trauma

More about why burnout, behavioural sequelae and addiction reflect traumatic stress and not depression.

How conversations about burnout cannot take place without a deeper understanding of moral injury, betrayal theory and dignity.

Barriers to the implementation of effective responses to the burnout and moral injury crisis.



Caring for your Patient-What not ! to do

Women’s College Hospital and the Education Committee of the OMA Section on Primary Care Mental Health are pleased to present this Program free of charge:

Presenters:  Dr. Lynn Marshall, M.D. and other members of MDPAC Guidelines Task Force

Time:  Wednesday  October 24, 2018     7:30-9:30 pm 

Location: Women’s College Hospital room 6214  (6th Floor)

Please RSVP to Ada and Anna at michaelpare@rogers.com or 416-229-2399 x 125

A collaborative video by the Guidelines Task Force of the MD Psychotherapy Association of Canada (Drs.Carol Brock, Larry Nusbaum, Joan Barr, Lynn Marshall, Karyn Klapecki), followed by discussion with the audience. The program will finish with a song by Dr. Larry Nusbaum, dedicated to the late Dr. David Cree.

The goals are: to re-emphasize what TO DO as physicians practising high quality psychotherapy, based on medical ethics that allows for a variety of approaches, and focuses on maintaining professional development. The objectives are to focus on what NOT TO DO regarding competence, conduct, and environment/record-keeping.


Come up to the 6th Floor via the Main elevators from the parking garage or lobby. Turn left, go though the door and room 6214 is directly on your right.