Duties: To the Patient

Demonstrating Professional Competence

Physicians should be skilled clinicians committed to the values of the profession.

Physicians should be committed to lifelong learning and be responsible for maintaining the medical knowledge and clinical skills necessary to provide the highest possible quality of care to patients.

At all times physicians should:

  • be aware of deficiencies in knowledge or ability;
  • obtain help when needed; and
  • ensure that their practice matches their level of competence.

In terms of individual patient care, physicians should provide medical care based on objective evidence whenever possible. This includes demonstrating a sense of inquiry and taking a scientific approach to solving clinical issues for the benefit of the patient.

Relevant Policies, Publications and Resources

Complementary Medicine

Prescribing Drugs

Medical Records

Changing Scope of Practice

Re-entering Practice

Ultrasound for Non-Medical Reasons

Anabolic Steroids

Female Circumcision, Excision and Infibulation

Professional Responsibilites in Postgraduate Medical Education

Professional Responsibilities in Undergraduate Medical Education

Physicians with Blood Borne Pathogens

Medical Marijuana

Proposed Revalidation Program

Safe and Effective Office-Based Practices

Infection Control in the Physician’s Office

About Clinical Practice Guidelines

Boundaries Self-Assessment Tool

Test Results Management

Clinical Practice Guidelines Index