Helping You Apply the College’s Continuity of Care Expectations

Reading time: 6 minutes Given the significance of our recently approved Continuity of Care policies, and our commitment to support you as you provide care to your patients, we’re following up with a feature dedicated to answering your questions about the policies.

Q&A: A Champion for Quality Care (audio clip)

Reading time: 6 minutes At the December meeting of Council, Dr. Brenda Copps, a Hamilton family physician, became the new President of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. We find out more about Dr. Copps in a Q&A.

Discussions About Opioid Risks, Benefits Emphasized in Policy

Reading time: 3 minutes The Prescribing Drugs policy sets out the College’s expectations for physicians when prescribing drugs or providing drug samples to patients

Disclosing Harm

Reading time: 3 minutes The Disclosure of Harm policy articulates the College’s expectations of physicians for informing patients when harm — or potential harm — is sustained in the course of receiving health care.

Respecting Patient Autonomy

Reading time: 4 minutes The recently approved Boundary Violations policy articulates a new expectation and clarifies several others for the purpose of ensuring the dignity, privacy and autonomy of patients during examinations.

Navigating Dual Relationships

Reading time: 3 minutes Boundary violations can arise within what is often referred to as dual relationships, with physicians providing professional services to patients as well as sharing social and/or business interests.

Coming Back

Reading time: 5 minutes We talk to Council member Dr. Michael Franklyn about his journey of recovery after suffering a devastating stroke.

A Deeper Look into Our Complaints Data

Reading time: 7 minutes Over the next several issues of Dialogue, we take a closer look at our recent data to provide you with a window into the type of issues that come before the ICRC. We begin the series by profiling Clinical Communications.

Creating a Welcoming Space

Reading time: 5 minutes When it comes to patients identifying as sexual and gender minorities, what does a welcoming clinical environment look like? We provide some suggestions.

Election Results for Districts 1, 2, 3 and 4

Reading time: 4 minutes The votes have been counted and the incumbents in all four districts will be returning to Council. We also welcome Dr. Ian Preyra who was acclaimed in District 4.

Council Elections — Spring Forward!!

Reading time: 2 minutes In an effort to improve the election process, Council recently voted to change the timing of CPSO elections from the fall to the spring, beginning this year.

Circulation of By-laws

Reading time: 2 minutes Council approves 2020 budget and proposes to make two by-laws.