President's Blog

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September 23, 2020
Doctors of BC Chief Negotiator Mr Paul Straszak will hold a one-hour informational webinar via Zoom, outlining changes to the WorkSafe BC agreement...

About the Blog

During her presidency, Dr Kathleen Ross will be writing about her experiences and thoughts.

Physician handing prescription to patient
September 18, 2020

One of the more challenging aspects of my role as Doctors of BC President has been the media representation of current issues facing our profession. I appreciate our engaged membership that help keep me informed through communication of issues and suggested solutions. Many of you know, I...

September 1, 2020

At this stage of the Covid pandemic, I think we’d all like to change the trajectory of where we are heading as a community, as a nation, and how we are to live our lives over the next few years…if only we knew how. Hard to do in the absence of any certainties. I also think we can agree that...

Walter Reynolds
August 14, 2020

 ‘So much to say, yet no words will ever be enough.” Vicki Pettersson

My heart is broken. It was difficult to sleep last night. Earlier this week, an Alberta family physician, Dr Walter Reynolds, was killed in a targeted attack at his Red Deer clinic. I feel paralyzed, as there is no...

Gardening and growing tomatoes
July 27, 2020

Earlier this year, for the first time in our lives, my husband and I decided to grow tomato plants from seed. We set up our small indoor green house in late February, and researched all the necessary materials to optimally launch our fledgling nursery. After planting the seeds, it was fun to...

Loneliness
July 14, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed our lives, and how physicians deliver healthcare. This pandemic is an unprecedented event, but it’s important to remember that BC has other healthcare crises that are far more established.

The May 2020 report from the Coroner’s office on Illicit Drug...