CanMEDS Physician Health Guide: A Practical Handbook for Physician Health and Well-being

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Kenneth VanDewark

Keywords

CanMEDS, Physician Health, Professionalism, Medical Education

Abstract

The textbook, CanMEDS Physician Health Guide: A Practical Handbook for Physician Health and Well-being, recently published by The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada sheds light on the depth and scope of the CanMEDS competencies and how they relate to the personal health and the well-being of the medical doctor. This text is the latest addition to a growing library of College publications which serve as professional development resources pertaining to the CanMEDS roles. This particular text has developed a conceptual framework of physician health and evaluates and proposes concise strategies to address personal health issues that any medical student, resident or attending may encounter throughout his career.