Everyone has a story to tell regarding the moment when the covid-19 pandemic hit. I do too as I had just taken office as PHSA CEO based in Vancouver, British Columbia just a few weeks before the crisis hit. I shared my behind-the-scene experience in a recent podcast, which prompted a reflection on what the […]
Health care ethics & dilemmas
All subject matters related to sensitive dilemmas arising from the evolution of our society and its social fabric, new knowledge and emerging technologies.
In a recent article, I described how my interacting with First Nations as CEO of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) in Vancouver changed not only the way I look at things but also the way I learn. One significant challenge when one starts the journey of changing the way one sees the world is […]
In recent articles , ‘what leads to leadership’ and ‘what do people think of leaders?’, I discussed key elements that may help capture the elusive nature of leadership. We all know it exists and we all experience it at some point. Some of us also feel the calling to invest ourselves in it. When one […]
Canada recently instituted a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, which aims at paying respect and honouring the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Survivors and lost children of residential schools. The new National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, to be held on September 30th, is one of the 94 recommendations that stemmed from the 2015 […]
The pandemic generated waves of direct and indirect consequences. As the fight against it unfolded, many parameters of responsible behavior were affected. When under attack, our good habits gave way to expedient solutions in order to deal with the threat. In that context, evidence of the magnitude of what our pandemic response meant for the […]
The pandemic hit hard in early 2020. So hard that it felt like the entire world was collapsing: countries were shutting down, stock markets were plummeting and people were running scared. Healthcare systems were in crisis management mode. All hands were on deck to fight the virus; its spread and damages. Capacity-building and mitigating measures […]