Health Sciences Centre Representative
Physicians are facing challenging times. Their work loads are increasing; their days are longer; and they’re expected to do more with less.
Dr. Michael Boroditsky worries about the short and long-term effects these trying conditions have on physicians.
“This results in elevated stress and an unhealthy work environment that usually migrates into our personal life,” he says.
Physician well-being is one of the most pressing issues facing the profession today, says Dr. Boroditsky. He wants to help change that.
Improving doctors’ working lives is on his list of priorities as he assumes his new role as Health Sciences Centre Representative on the Board of Doctors Manitoba. Dr. Boroditsky primarily practices at the Women’s Hospital in both Obstetrics and Surgical Gynaecology.
Dr. Boroditsky has already been an important voice for doctors. He recently finished a four-year term on the Board of the College of Physicians and Surgeons.
At Doctors Manitoba, Dr. Boroditsky hopes to continue that advocacy and improve communication throughout the system.
“All too often fragments of information are released resulting in uninformed physicians or worse misinformed physicians,” says Dr. Boroditsky. “Physicians need strong advocates both with government and administration, which may at times put us at odds with other allied health providers. However we advocate for patients first and always.”