MSPEI Member Programs, Physician Health

Suggested Reading:

Online Articles


  • The Five Fundamentals of Civility for Physicians By Michael Kaufmann, MD - OMA Physician Health Program
    Online Article


  • Suicide should not be an occupational hazard for doctors André Picard, The Globe and Mail Nov. 24, 2015
    Online Article


  • We lose a medical school full of physicians every year to suicide: An interview with Dr. Pamela Wible
    Online interview


  • CMA publication: Physician Health Matters
    The CMA has a longstanding interest in the health and well-being of Canadian physicians and has a prominent leadership role in the development of a physician mental health strategy, one of the four pillars of the Canadian Medical Association’s (CMA) mental health plan. Download Physician Health Matters


  • CMPA Physician wellness Articles
    Physicians inevitably face stressful situations during the course of their careers. They are subjected to the demands of medical practice while navigating an increasingly complex medical-legal environment. Legal actions and hospital or College complaints may be emotionally taxing to physicians. Privacy or human rights complaints, physician-rating websites, and subpoenas to court can also contribute to stress. CMPA hopes the information and resources on this page will provide some comfort and assistance if you are experiencing a difficult time in your career. CMPA Physician wellness Articles



  • The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology that Fuel Success and Performance at Work
    In The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Achor, who spent over a decade living, researching, and lecturing at Harvard University, draws on his own research—including one of the largest studies of happiness and potential at Harvard and others at companies like UBS and KPMG—to fix this broken formula. Using stories and case studies from his work with thousands of Fortune 500 executives in 42 countries, Achor explains how we can reprogram our brains to become more positive in order to gain a competitive edge at work.
    The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
    ISBN - 10: 0307591549
    ISBN - 13: 9780307591548


  • The Medical Marriage: Sustaining Healthy Relationships for Physicians and Their Families
    The Medical Marriage, Dr. Wayne M. Sotile & Dr. Mary O. Sotile, helps physicians families take a proactive approach to making medical marriage and family relationships work successfully. It identifies and explains the key issues, potential difficulties, and tensions that can characterize marriages and family relationships in which one or both partners are physicians. The book offers self-as sessment tools and case narratives to help readers indentify traits that are common to physician families and that can cause strain and tension in a marriage.
    The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
    ISBN - 10: 1579470750
    ISBN - 13: 9781579470753



inConfidence - Physician & Family Assistance Program

InConfidence is reliable, confidential and easily accessible support line for you and your family members. It is available to Members of MSPEI, free of charge. Funding is provided through the Master Agreement.

inConfidence is here for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with expert help for work, life and everything in between.

Contact: 1-877-418-2181