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December Messenger 2021, Physician Assistants, Physicians | Posted December 9, 2021
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A message from CPSA’s Physician Health Monitoring Team

Take a minute and try predicting how 2021 will go down in history. There is no doubt it has been a difficult year, placing unforgettable strain on almost every domain of our lives. Practising medicine is demanding, even without the added stress of the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreover, the holiday season, despite all its trimmings and social events, can be an added stressor.

This year has impacted all of us in different ways. At the Physician Health Monitoring Program (PHMP), we thank you for your services—kudos for your resilience in the midst of these unparalleled times. We know that caring for others can result in us putting our own health and well-being behind the interests of others. Remember, no one is alone in this and additional support is available when needed through CPSA’s Physician Health Monitoring Program as well as AMA’s Physician and Family Support Program.

2021 will be one for the history books. Without minimizing the pain and suffering we’ve had to bear witness to thus far, let us be deliberately mindful of what was good and uplifting during this past year, and remind ourselves of the incredible compassion that has been demonstrated in providing health care to Albertans. We encourage you to think every day about what is meaningful to you, and what there is to be grateful for. Let’s share our common experiences of care with each other, and continue to support one another. 2022 is almost here—season’s greetings from all of us at PHMP!

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