25 Boundary Violations
The College’s draft policy on boundary violations is
addressing, for the first time, non-sexual boundary
27 Disclosure of Harm
The expectations in the updated draft policy reflect
the principles that full disclosure helps foster
openness, transparency, and good communication
in the delivery of medical treatment.
29 Out of Hospital Procedures
Physicians are reminded that they can only perform
procedures using certain types of anesthesia,
including nerve blocks, in a non-hospital site if the
premises has first been approved by the College.
31 Criminal Charges in Another Jurisdiction
Council is proposing a by-law that, if approved,
could see information about criminal offences
committed in another jurisdiction posted on the
32 Strategic Plan
The College has set the direction for the years
2020-2025 with a new strategic plan.
35 Communication Tips from a TV Doctor
The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science
has developed a series of workshops and programs
taught at medical schools.
41 One Issue Per Visit Strategy
Restricting your patient to addressing one-issue per
visit can pose a risk. It requires patients to triage
their own health issues – something many patients
are not capable of doing.
hen Rostered Patients Seek Care
Has your rostered patient sought care elsewhere? It
can be frustrating, but don’t react in anger. Instead
communicate with your patient to ensure that
they understand the obligations within a rostered
44 Patient Safety
Physicians working in long-term care homes are
reminded of the need for regular and as needed
monitoring of the INR, especially when there is a
change in a patient’s health status.