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Aboriginal patients

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy8558
Date
2006-Aug-23
Topics
Health human resources
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association, working with its divisions and affiliates, in cooperation with Aboriginal associations, calls for medical schools to develop courses to educate physicians on: a) the history and culture of Aboriginal peoples in Canada, b) communication skills to enhance their care of Aboriginal patients, and c) their response to health issues of particular concern to Aboriginal patients and their communities.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2013-Mar-02
Date
2006-Aug-23
Topics
Health human resources
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association, working with its divisions and affiliates, in cooperation with Aboriginal associations, calls for medical schools to develop courses to educate physicians on: a) the history and culture of Aboriginal peoples in Canada, b) communication skills to enhance their care of Aboriginal patients, and c) their response to health issues of particular concern to Aboriginal patients and their communities.
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Aboriginal peoples and mental illness

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9210
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health systems, system funding and performance
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association urges Canadian medical schools to include in their curricula material related to the deleterious effect of negative stereotyping of Aboriginal peoples suffering from mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health systems, system funding and performance
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association urges Canadian medical schools to include in their curricula material related to the deleterious effect of negative stereotyping of Aboriginal peoples suffering from mental illnesses and substance use disorders.
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Access for women to the medical services required to terminate a pregnancy

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9284
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association opposes the adoption of Bill C-484 and of any legislation that would result in compromising access for women to the medical services required to terminate a pregnancy.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association opposes the adoption of Bill C-484 and of any legislation that would result in compromising access for women to the medical services required to terminate a pregnancy.
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Access to family physicians

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9231
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Health human resources
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association, while recognizing the need for better management of chronic illnesses and vulnerable populations, considers that such an emphasis should not be detrimental to the efforts aimed at guaranteeing access to family physicians.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Health human resources
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association, while recognizing the need for better management of chronic illnesses and vulnerable populations, considers that such an emphasis should not be detrimental to the efforts aimed at guaranteeing access to family physicians.
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Access to information regarding drug costs

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9273
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Pharmaceuticals/ prescribing/ cannabis/ marijuana/ drugs
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association recommends that physicians be provided with ready access to information regarding drug costs so these may be factored into decisions regarding patient care.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Pharmaceuticals/ prescribing/ cannabis/ marijuana/ drugs
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association recommends that physicians be provided with ready access to information regarding drug costs so these may be factored into decisions regarding patient care.
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Access to medical information

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9280
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health information and e-health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association objects to the current practice of insurers, employers and other third parties requesting and gaining access to unlimited medical information obtained as a result of patients signing forms that grant unrestricted 'consent for release of medical information' when claiming eligibility for disability benefits.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health information and e-health
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association objects to the current practice of insurers, employers and other third parties requesting and gaining access to unlimited medical information obtained as a result of patients signing forms that grant unrestricted 'consent for release of medical information' when claiming eligibility for disability benefits.
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Access to mental health prevention and treatment

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9199
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will develop a five-year plan focused on improving access to mental health prevention and treatment and eliminating stigma and discrimination.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will develop a five-year plan focused on improving access to mental health prevention and treatment and eliminating stigma and discrimination.
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Access to pediatric palliative care

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy8504
Date
2006-Aug-23
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association calls upon the federal government, in cooperation with provincial and territorial governments, to improve access to pediatric palliative care through enhanced funding, training and awareness campaigns.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2013-Mar-02
Date
2006-Aug-23
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association calls upon the federal government, in cooperation with provincial and territorial governments, to improve access to pediatric palliative care through enhanced funding, training and awareness campaigns.
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Access to the comprehensive spectrum of medically necessary care

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy8508
Date
2006-Aug-23
Topics
Health human resources
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association and its divisions and affiliates call on the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Conference of Health Ministers to ensure that all Canadians have timely access to the comprehensive spectrum of medically necessary care by developing, through an open and consultative process, a policy framework that includes: a) a national human resources plan; b) national wait time benchmarks; c) a patient wait time guarantee supported by a publicly funded safety valve; and d) a regulatory regime to best support the public-private interface.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2013-Mar-02
Date
2006-Aug-23
Topics
Health human resources
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association and its divisions and affiliates call on the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Conference of Health Ministers to ensure that all Canadians have timely access to the comprehensive spectrum of medically necessary care by developing, through an open and consultative process, a policy framework that includes: a) a national human resources plan; b) national wait time benchmarks; c) a patient wait time guarantee supported by a publicly funded safety valve; and d) a regulatory regime to best support the public-private interface.
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Accreditation Standards for Continuing Medical Education

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9379
Date
2008-Oct-04
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association commends the rigorous accreditation standards for continuing medical education (CME) adopted by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the College of Family Physicians of Canada and supports constant vigilance to ensure that the content of accredited CME events is consistent with the best available scientific information and ethically sound practice.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Oct-04
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association commends the rigorous accreditation standards for continuing medical education (CME) adopted by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the College of Family Physicians of Canada and supports constant vigilance to ensure that the content of accredited CME events is consistent with the best available scientific information and ethically sound practice.
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