CJPL Volume 9 Number2

EDITORIAL: Finding the balance

It has been a while since our last journal issue and, in that time, much has happened at CSPL. We are excited to bring you up to speed about our ongoing endeavours. read more

OPINION: Artificial intelligence in health care: should it replace physicians?

The global Artificial Intelligence (AI) in health care market was worth $7.4 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach $48.77 billion by 2027.1 Although theoretical, recent reports estimate that AI has the potential to improve up to 40% of patient care, diagnostics, research, and administrative tasks.2 Are current AI solutions ready to replace physicians? read more

Health questions on medical licensure applications: effective or counterproductive? A systematic review 

Many medical regulatory authorities (MRAs) require their members and applicants to report information about their health on their medical licensure application and renewal forms. We wanted to determine whether this practice is effective in identifying physicians who have a health concern impacting their professional capacity and whether it influences members to seek treatment for their health concerns. Methods: A literature search was conducted in accordance with PRISMA publications standards. Results: From 7998 references found in all databases, after removal of duplicates and screening, five studies were included in this systematic review. None addressed the question of how effective health questions on licensure application forms are in identifying relevant health concerns. read more

Physician leadership during the pandemic: reflections from hospitalist leaders in British Columbia

Hospitalist physician leaders play an important role in how health care organizations deliver acute care services. Understanding the challenges they face can be important in preparing them for future crises. Methods: We conducted a mixed-methods evaluation study to explore the challenges faced by hospitalist leaders and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their ability to address them. read more

CJPL Survey Results: room for improvement, say CSPL members

In its ninth year of publication, the Canadian Journal of Physician Leadership (CJPL) has been the “go to” source of articles on physician leadership in Canada, and we want to continue to build on this. With the departure of our editor-in-chief and the search for someone to take on this exciting role, the Canadian Society of Physician Leaders (CSPL) felt this was a fitting time to step back and assess the journal, so that it continues to provide the information physicians need and want.  read more

Harnessing hope and optimism at CCPL2023

With the COVID pandemic a little further away in our rearview mirror, physician leaders from coast to coast to coast gathered in Vancouver on 26 – 27 May for the Canadian Conference on Physician Leadership. Under the theme “Healing our Health System: Leadership for Renewal,” we came together with a shared spirit and commitment to revitalize health care. read more

BOOK REVIEW: The Climate Book

Greta Thunberg’s The Climate Book  co-written by more than 100 scientists, economists, mathematicians, historians, philosophers, indigenous leaders, journalists, and social activists — is one of the most comprehensive books on the enormity of the planetary and social crisis. read more