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The Physician Assistant response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Ontario
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Keywords

Physician Assistant
COVID-19
PA Advocacy
Physician Assistant Advocacy
Ontario PAs
Ontario Physician Assistants
Ontario COVID-19
Physician Assistants COVID19
PAs COVID-19
Physician Assistants COVID-19
Frontline Healthcare Workers
Frontline
Essential Workers
PAs during COVID19
Ontario PA COVID-19
COVID-19 Response
Pandemic Response
Coronavirus Pandemic
Coronavirus
PAs Coronavirus Response
Advanced Practice Providers
APP

How to Cite

Ensafi, S. (2020). The Physician Assistant response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Ontario. Journal of Canada’s Physician Assistants, 1(5), ii-v. Retrieved from https://ojs.lib.umanitoba.ca/index.php/jcpa/article/view/867

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed our society and also had a profound impact on the way we practice medicine as Physician Assistants (PA). PAs have played an integral role in caring for patients and adapting to the rapidly changing landscape over the last few months. As the Ontario leadership team of the Canadian Association of Physician Assistants (CAPA), we’ve had the privilege of hearing first-hand accounts of how frontline Ontario PAs have been battling this pandemic and the critical role(s) they play on the teams they work in. In this commentary, we reflect on our experiences and discuss some of the key challenges we faced during the initial stages of our COVID-19 response in Ontario.

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