New season of Doctalks: A Doctors of BC podcast production

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 64, No. 6, July August 2022, Page 253 News

On the first episode of DocTalks season 2, we speak with experts Julie Jones and Carl Prophet about how doctors can optimize their physical and online safety ( We’re hearing more and more reports of violent threats— either physical, verbal, or digital—directed toward physicians, triggered specifically by tension created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Guests Jones and Prophet speak to the current political climate and its effect on violence for BC doctors. They share how, through prevention planning and informed response strategies, doctors can equip themselves with a plan and the tools to increase personal and cyber security.

Jones and Prophet also lead live webinars, hosted by Doctors of BC’s new Business Pathways program (, where doctors can learn even more about this topic and participate in live Q&A sessions. More webinar dates will be announced soon. For now, a recording of a past webinar and a downloadable tip sheet, which summarizes the key takeaways, are available online (webinar recording:; tip sheet:


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