What are the habits of highly humanistic physicians?

Are you a humanistic person? Attitudes of the humanistic physicians include:

  • Approaching patients with a sense of humility and real curiosity about their lives, especially toward those patients to whom it may seem difficult to relate
  • Treating their patients as they themselves would wish to be treated
  • Seeing their role as not merely taking care of the medical aspect of their patients, but also helping their patients through life struggles– ‘being there with and for the patient.”

Physicians were able to identify habits they practice to actively sustain their humanism:

  • Ongoing and active self-reflection (specifically, reflecting on ways to be more compassionate toward patients)
  • Being in a teaching role, where learners stimulate the physician and remind them to uphold the standard of humanism
  • Practicing mindfulness and other spiritual practices

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation | What are the habits of highly humanistic physicians?.

Gene Simmons worries that men can’t open doors for women anymore. Here’s the truth.

Gene Simmons, a man who became famous by painting his face and sticking his tongue out over loud bubblegum rock, is concerned about the decline of chivalry.

During his stint as the male guest on the Fox News show Outnumbered, Simmons and the female hosts discussed research on the impacts of benevolent sexism—basically, the practice of treating women like they’re helpless and need coddling—and Simmons made an impassioned argument against all those scary feminists who won’t let men open doors for them

Gene Simmons worries that men can’t open doors for women anymore. Here’s the truth..

Trans people, the awkward questions they face, and how they answer

| National Post

At a party, in a checkout line or out to dinner, transgender model Arisce Wanzer has this to say about routine, uncomfortable questions from strangers and acquaintances:

“Why are you jumpin’ into my underwear from the get-go?” We asked Wanzer, 27, in Los Angeles and two other trans people — Janet Mock, 31, and Joy Ladin, 53, to share how they handle chance, intrusive encounters.

“As an educator, I believe it’s really important for people to ask questions, but at the same time I’m a person and not a public billboard,” said Ladin, an English professor at Yeshiva University in New York and author of Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey between Genders.

Added Mock, whose memoir Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More was released in February: “It’s just so interesting to me how we’re just kind of stripped of that common human decency.

Trans people, the awkward questions they face, and how they answer | National Post.

Diversity Is Useless Without Inclusivity

By Christine M. Riordan in Harvard Business Review

Over the past decade, organizations have worked hard to create diversity within their workforce. Diversity can bring many organizational benefits, including greater customer satisfaction, better market position, successful decision-making, an enhanced ability to reach strategic goals, improved organizational outcomes, and a stronger bottom line.

However, while many organizations are better about creating diversity, many have not yet figured out how to make the environment inclusive—that is, create an atmosphere in which all people feel valued and respected and have access to the same opportunities.

That’s a problem.(Read…)

Diversity Is Useless Without Inclusivity – Christine M. Riordan – Harvard Business Review.

Too little pay, too much housework: How Canadian women rank

Based on The Globe and Mail report.

Canada scores high in an OECD study of well-being, released today, but lags in one notable area: Work-life balance.

The country scores above the average of 36 countries measured in the areas of housing, “subjective” well-being, personal security, health status, income and wealth, social connections, environmental quality, jobs and earnings, education and skills, and civic engagement.

In work-life balance, Canada ranks below the average.

Canadian women do 35 hours a week of housework, higher than the 32 for all OECD nations. Men do 20 hours, or less than the 21 across the OECD. That hasn’t changed since last year’s study.

At the same time, the wage gap between men and women not only persists, but it’s higher in Canada than the OECD average, at 19 per cent here compared to 16 per cent for the group of countries studied.

Where rates of employment are concerned, Canada’s 79 per cent for women match the OECD number, while the 85 per cent for men is slightly below the OECD’s 88 per cent.

Too little pay, too much housework: How Canadian women rank – The Globe and Mail.

Religious Diversity Around The World : Half of the Most Religiously Diverse Countries are in Asia-Pacific Region

Based on Pew Research Center’s RELIGION & PUBLIC LIFE PROJECT…

Comparing religious diversity across countries presents many challenges, starting with the definition of diversity. Social scientists have conceived of diversity in a variety of ways, including the degree to which a society is split into distinct groups; minority group size (in share and/or absolute number); minority group influence (the degree to which multiple groups are visible and influential in civil society); and group dominance (the degree to which one or more groups dominate society). Each of these approaches can be applied to the study of religious diversity.religious diversity

This study, takes a relatively straightforward approach to religious diversity. It looks at the percentage of each country’s population that belongs to eight major religious groups, as of 2010. The closer a country comes to having equal shares of the eight groups, the higher its score on a 10-point Religious Diversity Index.

In order to have data that were comparable across many countries, the study focused on five widely recognized world religions – Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism – that collectively account for roughly three-quarters of the world’s population. The remainder of the global population was consolidated into three additional groups: the religiously unaffiliated (those who say they are atheists, agnostics or nothing in particular); adherents of folk or traditional religions (including members of African traditional religions, Chinese folk religions, Native American religions and Australian aboriginal religions); and adherents of other religions (such as the Baha’i faith, Jainism, Shintoism, Sikhism, Taoism, Tenrikyo, Wicca and Zoroastrianism).

Religious Diversity Around The World | Pew Research Center’s Religion & Public Life Project.

Mental Health First Aid Canada



One in three Canadians will experience a mental health problem at some point in their life. The earlier a problem is detected and treated, the better the outcome. Mental Health First Aid Canada gives people the skills to provide that early help that is so important in recovery.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the primary help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as physical first aid is administered to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until appropriate treatment is found or until the crisis is resolved.

The MHFA Canada program aims to improve mental health literacy, and provide the skills and knowledge to help people better manage potential or developing mental health problems in themselves, a family member, a friend or a colleague.

The program teaches people how to:

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health problems.
  • Provide initial help.
  • Guide a person towards appropriate professional help

What is Mental Health First Aid Canada.