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Physician Wellness: Feeling Distress, Understanding Loss
and Finding Meaning

June 16, 2020 | 7:00 - 8:15 pm | Webinar

The Alberta Medical Association in collaboration with Well Doc Alberta is offering a 1.25 hour session on physician wellness. During this session, physicians will have the opportunity to consider and better understand their distress during these challenging times. Along with knowledge offered by content expert Fleur Yumol, the webinar co-facilitators will guide you through short pauses for self-reflection and provide opportunities for sharing experiences with physician peers. This webinar is designed for physicians, but interested family members are also welcome to join.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:


  1. Identify the common human reactions to loss of normalcy as a result of the rapid
    changes in our lives.

  2. Connect the emotions we experience during this time to the construct of grief.

  3. Describe strategies to help manage our distress during the various stages of grief.

  4. Apply these strategies to move beyond grief with new meaning and purpose.




  • Fleur Yumol MSc MSW RCSW
    Registered Clinical Social Worker and Managing Director of the Third-Party Service Provider, Physician and Family Support Program, AMA

  • Dr. Terrie Brandon MD CCFP
    Clinical and Program Director, Physician and Family Support Program, AMA

  • Alicia Polachek MA
    Co-Lead and Program Manager, Well Doc Alberta and Adjunct Research Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Calgary

  • Dr. Jane Lemaire MD FRCPC
    Physician Lead, Well Doc Alberta and Clinical Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Calgary

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