Dialogue Magazine

Volume 11, Issue 3, 2015

A Duty to Report, A Chance to Protect; Top 10 Infection Control Breaches; New End-of-Life Care Policy; Why Hiring Patients is Not Advised

Oct 20, 2015

Full edition available here

Features

Duty to Report

Did you see a child in your office today that has left you with nagging concerns? Being aware of the duty to report suspicions of child abuse and how to act on it is a critical obligation for physicians..

Opportunities to Better Protect Patients

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

End-of-Life Care

We have made communications the cornerstone of our recently approved Planning for and Providing Quality End-of-Life Care policy.

Blood Borne Viruses – Consultation

Do you perform exposure prone procedures? We are inviting feedback on a draft policy that articulates expectations with respect to reducing the risk of acquiring or transmitting blood borne viruses.

Reporting Obligation – Flight Safety

In the wake of the Germanwings tragedy, Transport Canada is reminding physicians of their duty to make a mandatory report if they suspect a pilot has a medical condition or disease which may pose a risk to flight safety.