Physicians sought more mental health-care help during the pandemic: study
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(Avis Favaro/ CTV News) — The first year of the pandemic saw more Ontario doctors seeking medical help for burnout and substance abuse, according to a new study.

Using a database in Ontario, researchers collected anonymous data on 34,000 practicing physicians who had 50,000 mental health visits over the first year of the  …

Canada’s doctors call for better protection from harassment, threats
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(Lisa Grant/ CityNews Toronto) — The Canadian Medical Association wants Ottawa and social media platforms to step up and protect health-care workers.

The organization says online harassment and threats of violence targetting doctors and other healthcare workers are escalating.

The CMA wants Prime Minister Justin  …

Health-care workers are dealing with ‘compassion fatigue’
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(Zahra Hasan Healthing) — As vaccination rates increase and restrictions relax, the opening of public services suggests that we will see a rebound in the mental health of the general population. Many longitudinal studies are currently underway to study the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of different demographics,
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Medical groups decry protesters’ ‘bullying, attacks’ against health-care workers
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(Cameron French/ CTV News) — Several days of protests at hospitals around the country drew rebukes from medical industry groups on Friday, who raised concerns about the actions of protesters interfering with people seeking to access care.

Protests snarled traffic near hospitals in several cities this week, as demonstrators  …