Dialogue Magazine

Volume 8, Issue 3, 2012

Beginning a Dialogue on End-of-life Care; Vote in Upcoming Council Election; The "Key" Conversation about Driving Fitness; Reporting Adverse Events in OHPs

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Oct 05, 2012

Features

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Beginning a Dialogue on End-of-life Care

In this issue, we introduce a series that we hope sparks a dialogue on end-of-life care. Over the next several issues, we will bring you the views of experts in palliative and end-of-life care, as well as lessons learned from patients’ experiences. We’d also like to hear from you. Let us know what has worked – and what has not worked – for you and your patients. read it here

A Doctor Shares his OHPIP experience

Dr. David Jordan was not happy when he was told that his office-based surgical facility was to be inspected and assessed as part of the College’s oversight of out-of-hospital premises. He explains what made him a believer in the program. read it here

Reporting Adverse Events in Out-of-Hospital Premises

Council believes that out-of-hospital premises should be required to report adverse events to the College for the purpose of protecting patients, maintaining public trust and monitoring quality improvements within the premises. Read about our proposed two-tiered reporting system. read it here

Having that Key Conversation

If you believe that a patient is unfit to drive, then you have a mandatory requirement to report that to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation. The fact that the duty is clear, however, does not make the conversation about reporting any easier to have with a patient. read it in Doc Talk