Patient Compass

April 2016

Apr 21, 2016

Physician-assisted death: 10 things you should know

Since the release of the Supreme Court decision and our own interim guidance to physicians, there has been much public discussion and debate across the country. People have many questions about physician-assisted death, so we have developed Physician-Assisted Death: 10 Things the Public Should Know to help answer your questions on this important topic.

What to expect during medical encounters

Our brochure, What to Expect During Medical Encounters, identifies things you are entitled to as a patient and summarizes the responsibilities that doctors have when treating you.

We want to know what you think

You may be aware that the College holds public consultations on College policies that are under review or in development. We also regularly utilize public opinion polling as part of our policy review and development process.

Don’t let Dr. Google have the final say about your health

It’s important to be an active participant in your health, which can include researching for reputable information about conditions, treatments and personal well-being. But this should never replace the insight of a physician or other regulated health care professional.

Let us come to your next community meeting

Do you have questions about the College and the work we do to protect the public and regulate physicians? Consider inviting a College speaker to your next meeting.

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