A Beautiful Death

Reading time: 10 minutes For many people with terminal and life-threatening illnesses, there’s no place like home. We interview several doctors who dedicate themselves to making their patient’s last wish come true.

The Ontario Patient Ombudsman

Reading time: 5 minutes As an office of ‘last resort,’ the Patient Ombudsman only deals with complaints that patients or their families have already tried to resolve somewhere else. Since COVID-19, the office has never been busier.

Responding to MCC Decision

Reading time: 2 minutes Following the Medical Council of Canada’s decision to discontinue one of its qualifying examinations, CPSO Council passed, in principle, a registration policy to address the new landscape.

September 2021 Council at a Glance

Reading time: < 1 minute Read highlights of the discussions and decisions made at the September meeting of Council, including our initiatives in right-touch regulation and approval of the Complementary and Alternative Medicine policy.

Patient Bias, Physician Burnout

Reading time: 2 minutes As hospitals begin to grapple with the issues arising from patient bias towards physicians, CPSO President Dr. Judith Plante explains why it is an issue of concern for the College.

An End to a Busy Summer

Reading time: 3 minutes Dr. Nancy Whitmore, College Registrar, provides highlights of the activities of the last quarter. She also explains why patient bias expressed towards physicians and trainees is an issue of concern.

COVID-19 Exemption Requests

Reading time: 2 minutes Patients may ask you to write notes or complete forms exempting them from wearing a mask, returning to work in-person or getting vaccinated. We provide some advice on how to handle these requests.

Election Results

Reading time: 4 minutes An election in Districts 6,7, 8 and 9 saw the return of three incumbents. We also welcome two new members to the Council table.

New Council Members

Reading time: 2 minutes The College is pleased to welcome Ms. Lucy Becker and Dr. Andrea Lum to Council. Ms. Becker is a public member and Dr. Lum is the academic representative from Western University.

Virtual Care and Post-Pandemic Practice

Reading time: 2 minutes A survey of 2,100 Canadian physicians found most intend to keep virtual care as a component of their post-pandemic practice — nearly a quarter expect to increase its use, while 4 in 10 expect it to remain the same.

Peer Assessors Wanted

Reading time: < 1 minute CPSO is looking to hire a team of motivated and experienced practising physicians with a background in evaluation/assessment and a demonstrated commitment to life-long learning.

Are You a New Family Physician?

Reading time: < 1 minute Did you know you can improve your access to specialist care and community services through eConsult and eReferral, the first two initiatives of the Ontario eServices Program?