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Welcome to Insights. A series of thought provoking discussions by leaders in arts, medicine and technology recorded live at Canada’s National Arts Centre.

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Welcome to Insights. A series of thought provoking discussions by leaders in arts, medicine and technology recorded live at Canada’s National Arts Centre.

    We are All Perfectly Fine: Book Launch

    We are All Perfectly Fine: Book Launch

    In this episode of Arts, Medicine and #Life the tables are turned for our host as Popular Music & Variety presents the national book launch of "We Are All Perfectly Fine" by Dr. Jillian Horton.


    Executive Producer Heather Gibson leads a dynamic and thoughtful conversation that includes readings by Dr. Horton.


    “Funny, fresh, and deeply affecting, We Are All Perfectly Fine is the story of a married mother of three on the brink of personal and professional collapse who attends rehab with a twist: a meditation retreat for burned-out doctors.”


    Thank you to Scotiabank, MD Financial Management and the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) for their generous support of this podcast.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Hayley Wickenheiser in conversation with Dr. Jillian Horton

    Hayley Wickenheiser in conversation with Dr. Jillian Horton

    When five-time Olympic champion Hayley Wickenheiser retired from hockey after 23 years, holding the record for most assists, points and goals for the Canadian Women’s National Team, she set her sights on another challenge: becoming a doctor.  But while medicine and sports may seem to share certain similarities, they do not share a common culture when it comes to taking care of our bodies or preparing our minds for physical and mental challenges. IN particular, medicine operates under the assumption that physicians can override their physiologic and emotional needs without a safety net – or a supportive team – beneath them. In this, the second talk in our 2020/21 series, we’ll explore some of medicine’s blind spots, and what one of Canada’s most decorated athletes can tell us about the mindset and the cognitive shifts we need to make in order to survive the ordeal of the pandemic – and, ultimately, to change our culture.


    Thank you to Scotiabank, MD Financial Management and the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) for their generous support of this podcast.

    • 45 min
    Words Matter: The Impact of Compassion

    Words Matter: The Impact of Compassion

    In this episode of Arts, Medicine and #Life series host Dr. Jillian Horton speaks with journalist Paul Adams and neurosurgeon Dr. John Sinclair, about the long and lasting impact of moments of compassion in clinical care, debunking the notion that compassion fatigue is an inevitable consequence of a life in medicine, and helping to chart a path forward for patients and healthcare providers looking for more humanity in medicine.

    • 44 min
    Burnout and Balance with Dr. Mamta Gautam

    Burnout and Balance with Dr. Mamta Gautam

    In episode 2 of the Arts, Medicine and #Life series Dr. Mamta Gautam dispels myths about physician burnout, and provides practical strategies any individual can deploy to rediscover their personal priorities.


    Dr. Mamta Gautam is an internationally recognized expert on burnout in physicians and gender equity in medicine. A psychiatrist by training, she has long been known as “The Doctor’s Doctor”.


    Arts, Medicine and #Life is a series, hosted by internist, writer, musician and award-winning medical educator Dr. Jillian Horton, that features world-renowned doctors speaking about their area of interest and expertise on as far-ranging topics as mindfulness, work-life balance and social accountability.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    "The Call" with Dr. Jillian Horton

    "The Call" with Dr. Jillian Horton

    This is episode one of a five part series titled Arts, Medicine and Life. In this discussion Dr. Jillian Horton sets the stage for the series, reflecting on her own journey through medicine, as well as ways in which the arts have helped her deal with both professional and personal experiences with deep suffering.

    • 55 min

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