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A vision for the development of primary care research

CFP Podcast

Release Date: 09/19/2022

Deprescribing sedatives: a discussion with two pharmacists show art Deprescribing sedatives: a discussion with two pharmacists

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When are sleep aids indicated? What is the evidence behind melatonin? Why do sedatives put patients at risk for pneumonia? Learn all this and more in this week’s episode of the CFP Podcast. Drs Sarah Fraser and Nick Pimlott interview two pharmacists about the topic of insomnia and deprescribing sedatives. Dr David Gardner is a pharmacist and the Director of Research in Community Psychiatry at Dalhousie University and Dr. Stephanie Lynch is a pharmacist with a Family Health Team in the Department of Family Medicine at Queen’s University in Belleville, Ontario. In this podcast, the guests...

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Staying human during residency training show art Staying human during residency training

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Join CFP Editor, Dr. Nick Pimlott, and Deputy Editor, Dr. Sarah Fraser, as they interview Dr. Alan Peterkin on the release of the 25th anniversary edition of the book “Staying Human During Residency Training: How to Survive and Thrive after Medical School”, which he co-authored with Dr. Derek Puddester. They discuss topics ranging from the pervasiveness of burnout in medicine, the value of the medical humanities and narrative medicine, continuing to find meaning in medicine, and why the book, now in its seventh edition, remains a valuable resource on being and staying well, not just for...

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Planetary health lens for primary care show art Planetary health lens for primary care

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Join CFP Deputy Editor, Dr. Sarah Fraser, and Editor, Dr. Nick Pimlott, as they interview Dr. Samantha Green and Dr. Ilona Hale about the concept of planetary health and the role that family doctors can and must play in ensuring it. Dr. Green is an academic family doctor in Toronto and the President-Elect of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE). Dr. Hale is a rural family physician in Kimberley, BC with a longstanding interest in and commitment to planetary health. The interview is based on a Commentary that Drs. Green and Hale co-authored with Dr. Meghan Davis and...

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The future of family medicine in Canada show art The future of family medicine in Canada

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Join CFP Editor Dr. Nick Pimlott as he interviews Dr. Alan Katz and Dr. Alex Singer, family physicians and family medicine researchers at the Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. Dr. Katz is a Professor in the Departments of Community Health Sciences and Family Medicine. Dr. Singer is an Associate Professor and the Director for the Office of Research & Quality Improvement, and the Director of the Manitoba Primary Care Research Network. The interview is based on a Commentary article in the March issue of the journal entitled “The Future of Family Medicine in...

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Cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia show art Cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia

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In this episode of the podcast, Dr Sarah Fraser interviews Dr Shayna Watson about CBT for insomnia. They delve into the ins and outs of a non-pharmacologic approach to insomnia management, including the things you can do to help patients in your busy family medicine clinic.

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Quality of Mind – An Interview with the 2023 Ian McWhinney Lecturer Dr. Iona Heath show art Quality of Mind – An Interview with the 2023 Ian McWhinney Lecturer Dr. Iona Heath

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Join Dr. Nick Pimlott and Dr. Sarah Fraser as they interview Dr. Iona Heath, the 2023 Dr. Ian McWhinney Lecturer at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University. Dr. Heath’s McWhinney Lecture was published in the December 2023 issue of the journal. They discuss Dr. Heath’s discovery of Ian McWhinney’s “Quality of Mind” – the title of her lecture – when she first read his Textbook of Family Medicine as a young general practitioner, his lifelong influence on her thinking and practice, and how his ideas about the essential values of family medicine can help...

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Thoughtful prescribing for patients with difficult-to-treat depression show art Thoughtful prescribing for patients with difficult-to-treat depression

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Join Dr Nick Pimlott for this episode of the CFP Podcast as he interviews Alex Crawley and Amy Soubolsky from the Rx Files Academic Detailing Program in Saskatchewan about the management of difficult-to-treat depression in primary care. The interview is based on an article published in the November issue of the journal entitled “”. Mr. Crawley and Ms. Soubolsky are co-authors of the article with their colleague Jessica Visentin. Together they discuss a case-based careful step wise approach to this challenging area of clinical practice.    

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PEER simplified lipid guideline 2023 update show art PEER simplified lipid guideline 2023 update

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Join Drs Nick Pimlott and Sarah Fraser as they co-host this CFP podcast on the new PEER Simplified Lipid Guideline: 2023 Update. They interview Dr Mike Kolber, lead author on the paper, which is published in October’s issue of the journal. They discuss the process of how he and his team developed these guidelines, and they take a deep dive into the evidence behind dyslipidemia screening, prevention, and treatment. Read the guidelines in English: . Access the guidelines in French: . Check out the systematic review that informed the guidelines: .

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Social accountability in family medicine show art Social accountability in family medicine

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Join Dr Sarah Fraser in this podcast with 4th year medical student Nusha Ramsoondar and Dr Alex Anawati. They discuss their recent publications in September’s issue of CFP, on the themes of social accountability and anti-racism in medicine. You can find the original publications here: Nusha Ramsoondar is a 4th year medical student at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine’s Thunder Bay campus. She hopes to practice in Northern Ontario. Alex Anawati is a primary care and emergency room physician advancing social accountability as an equity-oriented health policy strategy. He is...

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Screening for primary prevention of fragility fractures: how much time does it take? show art Screening for primary prevention of fragility fractures: how much time does it take?

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Providing preventive care can be time consuming, and potential benefits have to be weighed against risks and costs. Dr Nick Pimlott interviews Drs Roland Grad, Donna Reynolds, and Guylène Thériault about their work on a new guideline on screening for fragility fractures and how the concept of “time needed to treat” is gaining importance in guideline development. Read their Prevention in Practice review article in the August 2023 issue of Canadian Family Physician in English () or French (). Access the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care’s Fragility Fracture Decision Aid at:...

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As the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) celebrates its 50th anniversary, Dr Nick Pimlott hosts Dr Vivian Ramsden in a chat about the organization’s success and plans for the future. Dr Ramsden, NAPCRG’s incoming president and the first nurse to serve in the role, shares insights about the evolution of patient-led research and the value of relationships in this work.

Read Dr Ramsden’s commentary, “Fiftieth anniversary of NAPCRG,” in the September 2022 issue of Canadian Family Physician.