Student-led RISE program helps reduce patient isolation, loneliness

When the COVID-19 arrived in Canada, undergraduate learners whose classes were disrupted mobilized quickly to help healthcare providers and public health offices with childcare, contact tracing, and other important supports. Jasmine Waslowski and Mary Freymond, co-chairs of the Student Committee of the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC) at the time, asked rural physician members of the SRPC how medical students could provide support to rural Canada during … Continue reading

Evidence and Support for Rural Mental Health Care

Submitted by Karen MacDonell, CPSBC Library Mental health care is a significant part of family practice services1.  The challenges of providing and accessing face-to-face mental health services in rural areas, including patients’ out-of-pocket costs and safety concerns due to travel, practitioner turnover, limited options for referral to specialty services, and … Continue reading