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Canadian Family Physician (CFP), Dr. Nicholas Pimlott and Dr. Sarah Fraser

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Canadian Family Physician (CFP) is Canada's only peer reviewed family medicine journal. Join Dr. Nick Pimlott, Scientific Editor of CFP, and Dr. Sarah Fraser, Associate Scientific Editor of CFP, as they interview contributing authors to the journal each month.
 
The Sexual Wellness Sessions Podcast is a series of interviews hosted by Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist Kate Moyle. So many of these conversations about sex and relationships are happening behind the therapy room door; and Kate wants to bring them into the mainstream so that sexual wellbeing can get the attention it deserves. This series of interviews is about changing narratives, challenging beliefs, breaking away from feelings of shame and helping people to normalise talking about ...
 
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The practice of manifesting has gained a lot of attention over the last few years, and so for this final episode of series three I wanted to understand how manifesting can show up in our dating lives, relationships and sex lives. Defined as the practice of thinking aspirational thoughts with the purpose of making them real, I see a lot of cross ove…
 
The untapped benefits of using psychotherapy techniques in everyday practice drive this conversation between Dr Sarah Fraser and Dr Peter MacKean. A semi-retired family physician in PEI, Dr MacKean aims to raise awareness and uptake of these methods in family medicine training and practice. This podcast builds on his article “Potential of a cogniti…
 
Despite being a condition which impacts one in five hundred women Vaginismus is a rarely discussed and often misunderstood sexual dysfunction. It’s characterised by the involuntary contraction of the muscles around the vagina which can make penetration painful, difficult and often impossible. There are unlimited reasons for why someone might be str…
 
Dr Sarah Fraser hosts a discussion on this challenging area of care with Dr Maureen Allen, a family physician in Antigonish, NS. Dr Allen shares insights that research in noninvasive neuroimaging has revealed about how the brain adapts to chronic pain and how we can reframe our thinking about chronic pain to enhance patient care. This conversation …
 
Love is a huge part of our humanity, and for many of us it plays a big part in how we engage with the world whether it's the love we have for a romantic or sexual partner, familial or friendship love, or the love that we have for ourselves. Our social context has changed so much across the centuries which has impacted how we love and how we think a…
 
Do you struggle with knowing when and how to apply screening guidelines as part of providing preventive care? Dr Nick Pimlott digs into the challenges associated with teaching and learning these skills with 3 authors of “Going against the status quo in screening: call to action to improve teaching in preventive health care” from the May 2022 issue …
 
When it comes to poor mental health days (or weeks… or months…) it can be difficult to be proactive about doing things that are good for you. Especially when you might not really be sure what those things are. Everyone around you seems to have a different suggestion for which coping mechanisms to try. It can be overwhelming, and then defeating when…
 
Anxiety can show up in every area of our lives, and sometimes with what feels like no logical explanation or reason. One of the hardest things can also be not knowing how to communicate or explain to a partner about how we are feeling, particularly if from the outside it looks like nothing has changed. Performance anxiety can show up for us in situ…
 
It can be hard to talk about our feelings. Many grow up in environments where being emotionally vulnerable just isn’t a priority, and as such never really acquire the skills needed to navigate intense feelings later on in life. Yet, emotionally intelligent adults will experience more professional success and improved relationships. What if this bec…
 
In this Third Rail edition of the podcast, Dr. Sarah Fraser interviews Dr. Ewan Affleck. Dr. Affleck is a family physician and health informatician who has worked in Canada’s north for the last 30 years. He has received the Order of Canada for his work in health informatics in the Northwest Territories and is also a writer and filmmaker.…
 
In the early decades of the nineteenth century, the British Empire began dismantling the slave system that had helped to build it. Parliament banned the transatlantic slave trade in 1807, and in 1833 the government outlawed slavery itself, accomplishing through legislative action what the United States would later achieve in part by the horrors of …
 
Sexual experiences involve the participation of both our bodies and our minds; and so the relationship that we have with our bodies and how we think and feel about them can hugely influence our experience of sex. Body confidence is something that comes up a huge amount in the therapy room for both men and women. Whilst it may not be explicitly obvi…
 
School should be a place where kids feel safe and like they belong. Unfortunately, for many children this isn’t the case. Coming from different backgrounds and having different learning abilities will vastly change the experience and enjoyment a child has in school. This discrepancy in experience is something today’s guest noticed early on and has …
 
Break ups are one of the inevitable risks of starting a relationship, and something that most of us will go through in one shape or another during our lifetimes. Break ups are also regularly the theme of stories on our screens, stages, books and in our music and in many ways we are obsessed with love stories and their endings. There are also so man…
 
Mindfulness is something that anyone of any age can benefit from. Being able to slow down, assess your situation, and control your reaction will help you to get the outcome you want out of most situations. As adults, this is often a skill we wish we had learned earlier. How awesome would it be if we had learned how to be mindful when we were young,…
 
Whenever I discuss what I do as a job there is much curiosity about what happens behind the door of the therapy room. This is why I really wanted to host a conversation with someone who knows what that's like from the other perspective, as the client. This is because as much as I can talk about therapy from the position of the therapist, it will ne…
 
Are you motivated to reach your goals and dreams? If you’re not, you might want to reevaluate what you’re working towards. The best dreams could inspire you and be filled with purpose, passion, and a sense of possibility. Might be something to consider if your dreams are making you feel anxious, stuck, or just plan blah. Ryan Quinn joins me on the …
 
The idea of 'the talk' is something that fills many parents and caregivers with anxiety. The worry about what to say, how to answer questions and getting it right can feel pretty daunting. Paired with the fact that many of us didn't have a perfect version of 'the birds and the bees' chat ourselves means that we don't feel set up to know how to talk…
 
Do you ever feel like you have two separate lives? You have your everyday life, where you go to work and make dinner and do your day to day activities. And then you have your dream life, where you go on adventures and travel and experience new, exciting things. Wouldn’t it be great if your everyday life and your dream life could just be one in the …
 
Shame is a feeling that often comes paired with sex, and is an emotion that as a therapist I regularly hear people describe that sex makes them feel. This is why I really wanted to host a conversation around the relationship between sex and shame, where we think it comes from and what we think is maintaining it. Sex is so much more than just the ac…
 
Do other people in your life know who you are? Do you know who you are? It’s clear that not everyone will think, react, and communicate in the same way, so how can we bridge this gap to create more meaningful connections with others? According to Susan and Martin, the answer is to uncover your Natural Number. Your Natural Number is the key to under…
 
Our sex lives are subject to many gendered messages and narratives which shape how we think that our sex lives 'should' look. Engrained messages about masculinity, manhood and how men should act in sexual situations can influence sex lives both consciously and unconsciously, in what today's guest Cam Fraser describes as the idea of 'Man Box Culture…
 
In May 1787, George Washington arrived in Philadelphia to attend the Constitutional Convention. One afternoon, as he waited for the other delegates to show up so the convention could begin, Washington accompanied some ladies to a public lecture at the University of Pennsylvania by a woman named Eliza Harriot Barons O’Conner. Eliza Harriot, as she s…
 
Dr. Nick Pimlott interviews Dr. Stuart Iglesias, a retired rural family physician with anesthesia and surgical skills and tireless champion for high quality rural and remote medical care in Canada. Dr. Iglesias is a co-author of “Consensus statement on networks for high-quality rural anesthesia, surgery, and obstetric care in Canada” from the April…
 
Dr. Sweta Chawla planned out her future, worked hard, and for a decade she had a career that she loved. But eventually, she began asking herself if there was something more she could be doing. Following that curiosity and seeking deeper fulfillment led her to a huge, unexpected life and career transition. It wasn’t a perfect transition, but it brou…
 
Induced menopause refers to when menopause happens after surgical removal of the ovaries, radiation or chemotherapy damage to the ovaries, or from the use of other medications to intentionally induce menopause as part of the treatment of certain diseases. The main difference to the process of natural menopause is that there is a rapid onset of symp…
 
In this Third Rail edition of the podcast, Dr. Sarah Fraser interviews Dr. Sheri Klassen a family physician from Edmonton Alberta. Dr. Klassen is currently pursuing a masters in rehabilitation medicine at the University of Alberta and has written a Third Rail article called: “Doctor and parent: Thinking differently about difference”, in the May iss…
 
It’s easy for women in their 40s, 50s, and 60s to begin to feel stuck in their careers and in other aspects of their lives. Many times, they think they’re too old to change, and resign themselves to being less than content with their situations. Today’s guests are here to share that transformation is possible at any age. Judy Schoenberg and Linda L…
 
Kicking off series three is a conversation with the absolutely brilliant Eleanor Tattersfield @marbyandelm who has been collecting the UK’s sex secrets. Anonymously sent to her on postcards this collection of cards are absolutely stunning, and they really do have a story to tell in terms of what’s going on in our sex lives and how we think and feel…
 
In this Third Rail edition of the podcast, Dr. Sarah Fraser interviews Chris Cull a two-time cross Canada cyclist, filmmaker, motivational speaker and founder of Inspire By Example, on his recovery from an eight year addiction to opioids. Using his personal experience with opioid addiction, Chris has advised numerous institutions and organizations …
 
Change is hard for anyone, but it’s especially hard for kids and teens. They aren’t usually very well equipped to handle the emotions and difficulties that come along with dramatic change in situations such as separation, death, or divorce. As a result, it’s typical to see behavioral issues increase and communication decrease when families experien…
 
When you struggle with depression and suicidal thoughts, every day can feel like a battle. Even just waking up and getting out of bed feels overwhelming, and you’re plagued with constant negative thoughts. Today’s guest has been there. Taylor Boone has experienced these emotions from a young age, but today she is here to share with you her story of…
 
In this Third Rail edition of the CFP Podcast, Associate Scientific Editor Dr. Sarah Fraser interviews Dr. Elizabeth Niedra and Ameera Musah. Dr. Fraser and Dr. Niedra take a deep dive looking at misogyny as a possible root of ageism in long-term care, how this misogyny can affect the care of all patients in this setting, and ideas for improvement.…
 
What do you know about service dogs? Do you own one, or are you interested and think a service dog may be able to assist you? In today’s episode, I’m joined by Sam Hjalmarson, the founder of Alberta Service Dog Community. Sam is here to share her service dog journey, and the positive transformation that service dogs can provide for those living wit…
 
Your voice matters. Both your internal and external voice. Are you in tune with that part of yourself? Today I’m joined by Ashley Graham, a publicist and PR coach who specializes in conscious communications, to discuss owning your conscious voice. Owning your conscious voice is all about self-reflection and finding opportunities for growth and joy,…
 
We're delighted to bring you one of the bonus episodes from our other podcast, Intertwined: The Enslaved Community at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. In Intertwined Stories, we're featuring extended interviews with some of the expert contributors to the main Intertwined show. Today, you'll hear part of the conversation that Jim Ambuske and Jeanet…
 
For many people, losing a spouse is the worst pain they can imagine. Working through the grief of losing a loved one is difficult and complicated, and healing can take a long time, but it is possible to start moving forward again. Today I’m joined by Yemi Majekodunmi, a thriving widow who works to help empower other women who have experienced simil…
 
What if I had made a different decision? Why did I make it out the other side? Do I even deserve to be here? After a traumatic experience, questions like these might be swirling around your head on repeat. Guilt, shame, and trauma are trying to hold you in place, telling you that you don’t deserve to move forward. But the truth is, you do deserve t…
 
The Battle of Saratoga in September and October of 1777 was a decisive turning point in the American War for Independence. The American victory over the British in northern New York put a stopper to London’s dreams of a swift end to the war, and convinced the French to openly declare their support for the colonial rebels. It was, in the words of on…
 
How well does your story serve you? Are you feeling fulfilled with the work you do? Are you flourishing in your situations and with the people you surround yourself with? If you’re not happy with your story, you always have the power to change the direction it’s taking. Taking that action is what we’re all about here, after all. And today I’m joine…
 
In this Third Rail edition of the CFP Podcast, Dr. Sarah Fraser interviews family physician Dr. Stephanie Hart. Using examples from Dr. Hart's own experiences as a patient, Drs Hart and Fraser discuss the systemis issues and stigma in the care and treatment of obese patients. Is it time to rethink obesity? Dr. Hart worked in rural primary care in A…
 
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