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The Department of Psychiatry provides mental health supports to the entire community, not only through hospital-based services, but to the community at large.
In October 2020, the Physician Wellness Advisory Committee (comprised of SEAMO, Kingston Health Sciences Centre, and Providence Care) and the PSI Foundation (Physicians Services Incorporated) were pleased to present a special event with Harvard’s Dr. Jo Shapiro on the topic of peer support.
Physician wellness is a top priority not only for SEAMO, but for our partner institutions as well. Members from the Queen’s School of Medicine, Providence Care and Kingston Health Sciences Centre meet with the Physician Wellness Advisory Committee monthly, but they are also responsible for initiatives in their individual organizations.
The Physician Wellness Advisory Committee began in 2019 with the aim to identify and make recommendations relating to advancing the wellbeing of physicians. It now includes representatives from each of the Clinical Departments, as well as members from Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) and Providence Care Hospital (PCH).
SEAMO is pleased to introduce your new Physician Wellness Lead: Dr. Melanie Jaeger.
May 3 – May 9 is the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Mental Health Week, spotlighting the importance of mental wellness in Canadians. We interviewed three Queen’s psychiatrists working in various fields to get their perspective on the future of mental health research and work in the field.
Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) is the use of an ultrasound imaging device at the bedside of patients and Dr. Amer Johri from the Department of Medicine at Queen’s University says it could become as common as the stethoscope.
Psychiatry as a specialty made up three per cent of the total number of eConsults sent in the past 12 months. Dr. Sarosh Khalid-Khan would like that number to increase.