Canadian Journal of Physician Leadership

New at the CSPL

Presenting the Latest issue of our new Canadian Journal of Physician Leadership!

Volume 4 number 3, 2018


In this Issue:


EDITORIAL: Achieving joy in Canada’s health care system: what can we do today?

Johny Van Aerde, MD, PhD


Turning burnout into joy

Mamta Gautam, MD


Transforming health care through systems and stories

Cheryl Heykoop, DSocSci, and

Guy Nasmyth, PhD


Five fundamentals of civility for physicians: Part 2

Michael Kaufmann, MD


The continuing challenge of patient-centred care

Michael Gardam, MD, and

Judith John, BA


Could Saskatchewan become the best place in the world to practise medicine?

Susan Shaw, MD, and Ivan Muzychka


Accountability and trust: sitting on a

three-legged stool

Darren Larsen, MD


Physician leadership development through the lens of LEADS and competency-based education

Ming-Ka Chan, MD, Celia Rodd, MD, Elisabete Doyle, MD, Eleanor MacDougall, MD, Jenette Hayward, MD, and Karen Gripp, MD


STORIES FROM OUR CCPES: Journey into the unknown

Gary Ing, MD


STORIES FROM OUR CCPES: My leadership journey

William Sischek, MD


Book Review:


Book Review: The Future of the Professions: How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts

Reviewed by Johny Van Aerde




About the Journal

The Canadian Journal of Physician Leadership (CJPL) is a peer-reviewed journal launched in 2014. Published quarterly, it focuses on topics and issues related to leadership and the health care system as they pertain mainly, but not exclusively, to physicians and physician leaders.


Over the past three years, the journal has grown, not only nationally, but also internationally. We are seeing submissions from well known authors, researchers, and health care organizations, as well as many articles from our own members.


Interested in submitting an article?

All physician leaders, especially members of the CSPL, are invited to submit articles related to their experience. Formal articles are peer-reviewed. All others, i.e., opinion, book reviews, etc., are reviewed by a small editorial panel.


All submissions must be relevant to physician leadership — locally, provincially, nationally, or internationally. They may be based on research, express an opinion, document a case study, provide advice, review existing literature on a particular topic, evaluate a program, or review material of interest to physician leaders. We also welcome letters to the editor.


CJPL endorses the uniform requirements for manuscripts submitted to biomedical journals of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, and authors should consult these (


Please see our Guidelines for authors for more information. Please send submissions to



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