Monthly Archives: October 2011

What Keeps You From Making a Change?

Small changes can make a big difference. Each of us – doctors included – can do something to improve our physical health. It might be increasing our fitness level with more exercise or maintaining a healthy weight by being more … Continue reading

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Back to Basics: How to Wash Your Hands, Pt 2 of 2

This week, my theme is small things that make a big difference. This month, I taught my Medical students the key procedure in infection control: handwashing. I spent some time – 15 seconds to be exact – demonstrating proper handwashing … Continue reading

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Back to Basics: How to Wash Your Hands, Part 1 of 2

My theme this week is small things that make a big difference. This month, I’ve been teaching Office Procedures I to small groups of 1st year Medical students at U.B.C. Although most of the afternoon is spent demonstrating and supervising … Continue reading

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That Small Change That Will Make a Difference in Your Life

Small things can make a big difference. This applies to you as well. When we think about making a positive change in our lives, we imagine that it would take a huge investment of time, effort or money to make … Continue reading

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Small Things Can Make a Big Difference

In the Canadian Adverse Events Study published in the CMAJ 2004, 7.5% of hospital admissions result in adverse events (unintended injury) and 37% of these were judged to be highly preventable. The study estimated that between 9,250 to 23,750 deaths … Continue reading

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Your Last Day

What would you do differently if this was your last day on earth? This question forces each of us to pause and reflect . . . What matters most in my life? What do I value? What do I love … Continue reading

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Weaving Together the Tapestry of Our Lives

If your life was a straight line – beginning on the day of your birth and ending with your last day on earth and if it were nothing more than the inevitable aging of your body from infancy through childhood … Continue reading

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