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Equity and wellness

Welcome to Wellness and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) at LMP

Here you can access resources and learn more about our Wellness, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (WIDE) committee.

The LMP WIDE committee is working to provide information, tools, resources that will promote a safe, supportive, and equitable environment for all learners, faculty and staff.

Current WIDE activities are designed to help recognize and minimize biases, provide clarity and transparency in expectations and processes, champion inclusion and diversity, become better ally, and promote well-being, individually and collectively.

How to get help

Where and how to get support if you need it

Our committee: WIDE

Find out more about our Wellness, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (WIDE) committee and how to get involved.

Wellness

Our Wellness tip of the week and other resources.

Your voice

Find out about surveys and how your feedback is making a difference at LMP.

LMP aims to foster academic, scientific, clinical and professional excellence in a thriving environment that is fair, respectful and composed of a broad range of members.

I invite you to learn more about our projects and contact us with questions and suggestions. Let us know if you are interested in joining our WIDE initiatives. We are defining our Term of References for the WIDE Committee and will be sharing them with you shortly. Stay tuned.

We can all be part of the change you want to see in LMP (and beyond)!

I am looking forward to working with you at LMP and WIDE.


Isabelle Aubert, PhD
Professor and Chair of the Wellness, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, LMP

Isabelle Aubert's faculty profile

Words of wellness

This is the right decision…isn’t it?

For all of us, decision-making is challenging at the best of times, and this difficulty is amplified during a crisis.

It’s well known that thoughtful deliberation about each alternative is important and leads to better outcomes. However, there’s a point where helpful deliberation turns into overthinking, and leads to fatigue and unnecessary delays.

If you can relate to this, here are some ideas to help with “thinking on your feet”:

  1. Perfection is the enemy of the good (Voltaire). You simply cannot know everything there is to know before deciding on a course of action. Ask yourself: “Based on the information I have at this moment and my experience, what’s the best next step?”
  2. Perspective and priorities. Problems come in all different sizes. Is this a problem worth obsessing over? If you’re unsure, ask yourself how you might feel about the problem in 10 days, 10 weeks and 10 months. This will help choose issues worth spending more time on.
  3. The science and art of medicine - trust your gut. Research has shown that by combining analytical thinking with intuition leads to better, faster and more accurate decisions than relying on intellect alone.
  4. Boundaries. Set aside time to make specific decisions. Give yourself a time limit, make that decision, and move on.

Gino Somers
On Behalf of the Wellness Inclusion Diversity and Equity Committee

This has been modified & condensed from a recent article in the Harvard Business Review by Melody Wilding: How to Stop Overthinking Everything