Supports for physicians

The following clinical resources cover a wide variety of topics.

General clinical resources

  • Alberta Human Rights CommissionMedical and other professional services
    Information about how to deliver care in a non-discriminatory way. The Alberta Human Rights Act protects members of the public against discrimination when using professional services.
  • Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan (RPAP): Clinical resources
    Provides Alberta’s rural physicians with key clinical information such as podcasts, evidence-based medicine links and videos of procedures needed in rural practice.
  • Canadian Medical Association (CMA) Joule™ 
    Joule™ is a unique new company serving the Canadian Medical Association’s more than 83,000 members. It invests in and delivers cutting edge, innovative products and technologies and is a catalyst for physician-led innovation. Joule™ is always looking for new ways to leverage the CMA's capacity to create connections—engaging physicians in product development and testing, aggregating resources to save you time, and through Joule H2 innovation events. Created with today’s challenges and pace of change in mind, Joule empowers physicians to bring about changes that matter to them and their teams. Learn more
  • Cochrane Library 
    Independent evidence for health care decision making
  • Toward Optimized Practice (TOP): Clinical Practice Guidelines 
    TOP helps Alberta physicians and their teams implement evidence-based practices to enhance the care of their patients.

Specific aspects of care

Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH)


Continuity of care


End of Life & Palliative

  • Advanced Care Planning / Goals of Care designation - Resources, tools and information for patients and doctors on advanced care planning and goals of care designation.
  • Living My Culture - Quality palliative care helps patients honour their culture, spirituality and traditions. At, people from various cultures share their stories and wisdom about living with serious illness, end of life and grief to support others. These narratives empower and support patients and families and serve as a rich educative tool for health providers wishing to improve the delivery of culturally safe and inclusive care.
  • is an online support for people working through grief and loss or supporting someone who is grieving. is also an educative tool for those working in health care.

Medication use

  • Do Bugs Need Drugs?
    Comprehensive evidence-based information for the appropriate use of antibiotics and the optimal treatment and prevention of infectious diseases:
  • Optimized Prescribing with Seniors (OPS) 
    A joint communication of the Alberta Medical Association (AMA) and the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA), these articles are written by physicians for physicians prescribing in the care of older patients.
  • MedEffect™ Canada: Health Canada adverse reaction reporting
    Health professionals can report adverse reactions (also known as side effects) to health products, including prescription and non-prescription medications, biologics, natural health products and radiopharmaceuticals, to the Canada Vigilance Program.
  • Methadone for Pain in Palliative Care is a course designed for physicians to improve their knowledge and develop core competencies in methadone prescribing for pain management in palliative care. Visit for more information.

Medical marijuana

Opioid safety: Patient resources

Perinatal health care

  • The Alberta Perinatal Health Program (APHP) is a partnership between the AMA, Alberta Health Services and Alberta Health. The program’s quality and innovation core business function is to “Enhance the capacity of Alberta Health Services, health professionals, Alberta Health and other stakeholders to achieve optimal perinatal practice".

Smoking cessation

  • pcnACT 
    Find information about treating tobacco use and dependence in primary-care practice.

The Alberta Medical Association stands as an advocate for its physician members, providing leadership & support for their role in the provision of quality health care.