Dialogue Magazine

Volume 11, Issue 2, 2015

Treating Loved Ones; Breaches of Privacy; Focus on Sexual Abuse; More Info to Be Made Public

Jul 06, 2015

Full edition available here

Features

Treating Loved Ones

Physicians may see themselves as the best advocate for their family, but it is easy to lose  objectivity when one has an emotional investment in a patient, and informal care may even be detrimental.

Opportunities to Better Protect Patients

Our Sexual Abuse Initiative has resulted in a number of recommendations aimed at better protecting and supporting patients who have been sexually abused by physicians.

Posting More Information on Public Register

Council approved a series of by-laws that will see more information put on the public register Including criminal charges, cautions-in-person, and specified continuing education or remediation program (SCERP) orders.

Ensuring Informed Consent

Obtaining informed consent is much more than simply having your patients sign a form, states the recently approved Consent to Treatment policy.

Conversion Therapy

A Bill has been passed that will prevent public payment for the provision of conversion therapy by regulated health professionals.