Dialogue Magazine

Volume 12, Issue 2, 2016

Continuity of Care Conversation – What Do You Think?; Expectations of Professional Behaviour; Opioid Guidelines Urge Caution; Regulations Target Fentanyl Abuse; Celebrating 150 years!

Jul 11, 2016

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Continuity of Care Conversation – What Do You Think?

The College is holding a conversation about continuity of care. Specifically, we want to know what steps can be taken that would allow physicians to work in a more coordinated fashion; one that would better ensure the safety of patients as they navigate through a complex system.

Expectations of Professional Behaviour

Unprofessional behaviour not only unsettles and rattles co-workers, but it can also jeopardize the safety of patients. For that reason, the College has approved an updated policy that states physicians are expected to act in a respectful, courteous and civil manner towards their patients, colleagues, and others involved in the provision of health care.

Opioid Guidelines Urge Caution

An increase in opioid overdoses has prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to release opioid prescribing guidelines for U.S. physicians. The Canadian guideline is also being revised to reflect evolving evidence.

Regulations Target Fentanyl Abuse

The Ontario government is set to introduce regulations that will make it more difficult for patients to abuse or sell their fentanyl patches.

Celebrating 150 years!

Since its founding in 1866, the College has been ensuring that Ontario is served by some of the most highly qualified medical professionals in the world. Take a walk down memory lane and meet some of the luminaries from our history.