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Recruitment to general specialty training

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy116
Last Reviewed
2017-03-04
Date
2003-08-20
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
GC03-29
That Canadian Medical Association, with the relevant national medical associations, study the reduced enrollment in the general specialty training programs (family medicine, general surgery, general obstetrics and gynecology, general internal medicine and general pediatrics) and propose strategies to reverse this trend.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-03-04
Date
2003-08-20
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
GC03-29
That Canadian Medical Association, with the relevant national medical associations, study the reduced enrollment in the general specialty training programs (family medicine, general surgery, general obstetrics and gynecology, general internal medicine and general pediatrics) and propose strategies to reverse this trend.
Text
That Canadian Medical Association, with the relevant national medical associations, study the reduced enrollment in the general specialty training programs (family medicine, general surgery, general obstetrics and gynecology, general internal medicine and general pediatrics) and propose strategies to reverse this trend.
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National locum licence

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy120
Last Reviewed
2017-03-04
Date
2003-08-20
Topics
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Health human resources
Resolution
GC03-65
That Canadian Medical Association and the Divisions work with the Federation of Medical Licensing Authorities of Canada and the provincial/territorial licensing bodies to develop a national locum licence.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-03-04
Date
2003-08-20
Topics
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Health human resources
Resolution
GC03-65
That Canadian Medical Association and the Divisions work with the Federation of Medical Licensing Authorities of Canada and the provincial/territorial licensing bodies to develop a national locum licence.
Text
That Canadian Medical Association and the Divisions work with the Federation of Medical Licensing Authorities of Canada and the provincial/territorial licensing bodies to develop a national locum licence.
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Physician stress and burnout

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy123
Last Reviewed
2017-03-04
Date
2003-08-20
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
GC03-68
That Canadian Medical Association work with divisions, affiliates and other stakeholders, through the Canadian Medical Association Centre for Physician Health and Well-Being, to address issues of physician stress and burn-out.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-03-04
Date
2003-08-20
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
GC03-68
That Canadian Medical Association work with divisions, affiliates and other stakeholders, through the Canadian Medical Association Centre for Physician Health and Well-Being, to address issues of physician stress and burn-out.
Text
That Canadian Medical Association work with divisions, affiliates and other stakeholders, through the Canadian Medical Association Centre for Physician Health and Well-Being, to address issues of physician stress and burn-out.
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Shortage of primary care physicians

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy124
Last Reviewed
2017-03-04
Date
2003-08-20
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health human resources
Resolution
GC03-69
That Canadian Medical Association in its strategic planning process identify as a priority the crisis in primary medical care delivery and study the ongoing loss of physicians providing comprehensive primary medical care and develop a strategy to reverse this pattern.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-03-04
Date
2003-08-20
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health human resources
Resolution
GC03-69
That Canadian Medical Association in its strategic planning process identify as a priority the crisis in primary medical care delivery and study the ongoing loss of physicians providing comprehensive primary medical care and develop a strategy to reverse this pattern.
Text
That Canadian Medical Association in its strategic planning process identify as a priority the crisis in primary medical care delivery and study the ongoing loss of physicians providing comprehensive primary medical care and develop a strategy to reverse this pattern.
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Needs of retired physicians

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy135
Last Reviewed
2017-03-04
Date
2003-08-20
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
GC03-37
That Canadian Medical Association, in collaboration with the divisions, address specific needs of retired physicians in the Canadian Medical Association's physician health and well-being program.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-03-04
Date
2003-08-20
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
GC03-37
That Canadian Medical Association, in collaboration with the divisions, address specific needs of retired physicians in the Canadian Medical Association's physician health and well-being program.
Text
That Canadian Medical Association, in collaboration with the divisions, address specific needs of retired physicians in the Canadian Medical Association's physician health and well-being program.
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Compensating clinical physicians who teach

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy141
Last Reviewed
2017-03-04
Date
2003-08-20
Topics
Health human resources
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
GC03-43
That Canadian Medical Association and its divisions and affiliates ask Canadian universities and governments to accurately document and appropriately compensate clinical physicians who are teaching, in recognition of their substantial contribution to the professional education of physicians in Canada.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2017-03-04
Date
2003-08-20
Topics
Health human resources
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
GC03-43
That Canadian Medical Association and its divisions and affiliates ask Canadian universities and governments to accurately document and appropriately compensate clinical physicians who are teaching, in recognition of their substantial contribution to the professional education of physicians in Canada.
Text
That Canadian Medical Association and its divisions and affiliates ask Canadian universities and governments to accurately document and appropriately compensate clinical physicians who are teaching, in recognition of their substantial contribution to the professional education of physicians in Canada.
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Joint statement on scopes of practice

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy219
Last Reviewed
2017-03-04
Date
2003-03-01
Topics
Health human resources
  1 document  
Policy Type
Policy endorsement
Last Reviewed
2017-03-04
Date
2003-03-01
Topics
Health human resources
Text
Joint Statement on Scopes of Practice (February 2003) Canada's physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other health professionals recognize that a sustainable health workforce is a key challenge facing our health care system. In this regard, scopes of practice is an important issue that needs to be addressed. The Canadian Medical Association (CMA), the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) have approved the following principles and criteria for the determination of scopes of practice. The primary purposes of such determinations are to meet the health care needs of Canadians, and to serve the interests of patients and the public safely, efficiently and competently. The CPhA, CNA and CMA believe that policy decisions taken in this area must put patients first. Secondly, they should be grounded in principles that reflect our commitment to professionalism, lifelong learning and patient safety. Thirdly, that there be recognition of the need for legislative and regulatory changes to support evolving scopes of practice. Moreover, we believe that health professionals must be involved in decision-making processes in this area. Principles Focus: Scopes of practice statements should promote safe, ethical, high-quality care that responds to the needs of patients and the public in a timely manner, is affordable and is provided by competent health care providers. Flexibility: A flexible approach is required that enables providers to practise to the extent of their education, training, skills, knowledge, experience, competence and judgment while being responsive to the needs of patients and the public. Collaboration and cooperation: In order to support interdisciplinary approaches to patient care and good health outcomes, physicians, nurses and pharmacists engage in collaborative and cooperative practice with other health care providers who are qualified and appropriately trained and who use, wherever possible, an evidence-based approach. Good communication is essential to collaboration and cooperation. Coordination: A qualified health care provider should coordinate individual patient care. Patient choice: Scopes of practice should take into account patients' choice of health care provider. Criteria Accountability: Scopes of practice should reflect the degree of accountability, responsibility and authority that the health care provider assumes for the outcome of his or her practice. Education: Scopes of practice should reflect the breadth, depth and relevance of the training and education of the health care provider. This includes consideration of the extent of the accredited or approved educational program(s), certification of the provider and maintenance of competency. Competencies and practice standards: Scopes of practice should reflect the degree of knowledge, values, attitudes and skills (i.e., clinical expertise and judgement, critical thinking, analysis, problem solving, decision making, leadership) of the provider group. Quality assurance and improvement: Scopes of practice should reflect measures of quality assurance and improvement that have been implemented for the protection of patients and the public. Risk assessment: Scopes of practice should take into consideration risk to patients. Evidence-based practices: Scopes of practice should reflect the degree to which the provider group practices are based on valid scientific evidence where available. Setting and culture: Scopes of practice should be sensitive to the place, context and culture in which the practice occurs. Legal liability and insurance: Scopes of practice should reflect case law and the legal liability assumed by the health care provider including mutual professional malpractice protection or liability insurance coverage. Regulation: Scopes of practice should reflect the legislative and regulatory authority, where applicable, of the health care provider. Principles and criteria to ensure safe, competent and ethical patient care should guide the development of scopes of practice of health care providers. This document is based on a January 2002 policy developed by the Canadian Medical Association whicb has been endorsed by the Canadian Nurses Association and the Canadian Pharmacists Association. We welcome the support of other health care providers for these principles and criteria regarding scopes of practice.
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Canada Health Act principles

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy393
Last Reviewed
2014-03-01
Date
2000-08-16
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health human resources
Resolution
GC00-190
That in the interpretation and application of the principles of the Canada Health Act, the Canadian Medical Association endorses the requirement for the inclusion of patient care objectives reflecting the need for available, quality, seamless, and timely service provision, as well as the inclusion of management objectives incorporating the notions of sustainability, accountability, equity and long-term planning.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-03-01
Date
2000-08-16
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health human resources
Resolution
GC00-190
That in the interpretation and application of the principles of the Canada Health Act, the Canadian Medical Association endorses the requirement for the inclusion of patient care objectives reflecting the need for available, quality, seamless, and timely service provision, as well as the inclusion of management objectives incorporating the notions of sustainability, accountability, equity and long-term planning.
Text
That in the interpretation and application of the principles of the Canada Health Act, the Canadian Medical Association endorses the requirement for the inclusion of patient care objectives reflecting the need for available, quality, seamless, and timely service provision, as well as the inclusion of management objectives incorporating the notions of sustainability, accountability, equity and long-term planning.
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Collaborative development of a long-term vision for health care in Canada

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy396
Last Reviewed
2014-03-01
Date
2000-08-16
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health human resources
Resolution
GC00-193
That federal, provincial and territorial governments rise above their political differences to develop a long-term vision for health care in Canada in collaboration with the public, physicians and other health care stakeholders.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-03-01
Date
2000-08-16
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health human resources
Resolution
GC00-193
That federal, provincial and territorial governments rise above their political differences to develop a long-term vision for health care in Canada in collaboration with the public, physicians and other health care stakeholders.
Text
That federal, provincial and territorial governments rise above their political differences to develop a long-term vision for health care in Canada in collaboration with the public, physicians and other health care stakeholders.
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Long-term sustainability in the Canadian-trained health care workforce

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy401
Last Reviewed
2014-03-01
Date
2000-08-16
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
GC00-198
That the Canadian Medical Association urge the federal/provincial/territorial governments to provide long-term sustainability in the Canadian-trained health care workforce.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-03-01
Date
2000-08-16
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
GC00-198
That the Canadian Medical Association urge the federal/provincial/territorial governments to provide long-term sustainability in the Canadian-trained health care workforce.
Text
That the Canadian Medical Association urge the federal/provincial/territorial governments to provide long-term sustainability in the Canadian-trained health care workforce.
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Repatriation, retention and recruitment of physicians

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy405
Last Reviewed
2014-03-01
Date
2000-08-16
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
GC00-203
That the Canadian Medical Association divisions and affiliates work with federal, provincial and territorial governments to enhance and encourage the repatriation, retention and recruitment of physicians and other health care workers within Canada.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-03-01
Date
2000-08-16
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
GC00-203
That the Canadian Medical Association divisions and affiliates work with federal, provincial and territorial governments to enhance and encourage the repatriation, retention and recruitment of physicians and other health care workers within Canada.
Text
That the Canadian Medical Association divisions and affiliates work with federal, provincial and territorial governments to enhance and encourage the repatriation, retention and recruitment of physicians and other health care workers within Canada.
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Professional development as part of CMA e-strategy

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy468
Last Reviewed
2014-03-01
Date
2000-08-16
Topics
Health human resources
Health information and e-health
Resolution
GC00-12
That General Council endorse Canadian Medical Association's offering of professional development to physicians as part of the Canadian Medical Association's e-strategy.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-03-01
Date
2000-08-16
Topics
Health human resources
Health information and e-health
Resolution
GC00-12
That General Council endorse Canadian Medical Association's offering of professional development to physicians as part of the Canadian Medical Association's e-strategy.
Text
That General Council endorse Canadian Medical Association's offering of professional development to physicians as part of the Canadian Medical Association's e-strategy.
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Rise in medical undergraduate tuition fees

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy471
Last Reviewed
2014-03-01
Date
2000-08-16
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
GC00-18
That the Canadian Medical Association believes the recent rapid rise in medical undergraduate program tuition fees will have a detrimental impact on access to Canadian medical education and availability of Canadian trained physicians to Canadians.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-03-01
Date
2000-08-16
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
GC00-18
That the Canadian Medical Association believes the recent rapid rise in medical undergraduate program tuition fees will have a detrimental impact on access to Canadian medical education and availability of Canadian trained physicians to Canadians.
Text
That the Canadian Medical Association believes the recent rapid rise in medical undergraduate program tuition fees will have a detrimental impact on access to Canadian medical education and availability of Canadian trained physicians to Canadians.
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Tuition fees for medical undergraduates

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy472
Last Reviewed
2014-03-01
Date
2000-08-16
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
GC00-20
That the Canadian Medical Association request federal, provincial and territorial governments work together to regulate and reduce tuition fees for undergraduate medical education and ensure they are equitable throughout Canada.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-03-01
Date
2000-08-16
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
GC00-20
That the Canadian Medical Association request federal, provincial and territorial governments work together to regulate and reduce tuition fees for undergraduate medical education and ensure they are equitable throughout Canada.
Text
That the Canadian Medical Association request federal, provincial and territorial governments work together to regulate and reduce tuition fees for undergraduate medical education and ensure they are equitable throughout Canada.
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Medical students in underserviced communities

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy473
Last Reviewed
2014-03-01
Date
2000-08-16
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
GC00-21
That the Canadian Medical Association work with federal, provincial and territorial governments to develop a program that will provide financial support for medical students undertaking clinical educational experiences in underserviced communities and specialties, to allow medical students to explore their career choices and future practice locations.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-03-01
Date
2000-08-16
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
GC00-21
That the Canadian Medical Association work with federal, provincial and territorial governments to develop a program that will provide financial support for medical students undertaking clinical educational experiences in underserviced communities and specialties, to allow medical students to explore their career choices and future practice locations.
Text
That the Canadian Medical Association work with federal, provincial and territorial governments to develop a program that will provide financial support for medical students undertaking clinical educational experiences in underserviced communities and specialties, to allow medical students to explore their career choices and future practice locations.
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Student loans and increased tuition costs

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy474
Last Reviewed
2014-03-01
Date
2000-08-16
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
GC00-22
That the Canadian Medical Association request that the Government of Canada increase the maximum Canada Student Loans (CSL) allowance to reflect past increases in tuition and keep pace with future increases in tuition fee schedules.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-03-01
Date
2000-08-16
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
GC00-22
That the Canadian Medical Association request that the Government of Canada increase the maximum Canada Student Loans (CSL) allowance to reflect past increases in tuition and keep pace with future increases in tuition fee schedules.
Text
That the Canadian Medical Association request that the Government of Canada increase the maximum Canada Student Loans (CSL) allowance to reflect past increases in tuition and keep pace with future increases in tuition fee schedules.
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Financial support systems and tuition increases

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy475
Last Reviewed
2014-03-01
Date
2000-08-16
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
GC00-23
That the Canadian Medical Association recommend that non-coercive financial support systems for students be developed concomitantly or in advance of any tuition increase, be in direct proportion to the tuition fee increase, and provided at levels that meet the needs of students.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-03-01
Date
2000-08-16
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
GC00-23
That the Canadian Medical Association recommend that non-coercive financial support systems for students be developed concomitantly or in advance of any tuition increase, be in direct proportion to the tuition fee increase, and provided at levels that meet the needs of students.
Text
That the Canadian Medical Association recommend that non-coercive financial support systems for students be developed concomitantly or in advance of any tuition increase, be in direct proportion to the tuition fee increase, and provided at levels that meet the needs of students.
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Post-graduate training funding in return for service

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy478
Last Reviewed
2014-03-01
Date
2000-08-16
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
GC00-208
That the Canadian Medical Association encourage Regional Health Boards or their equivalents to financially sponsor doctors who want to enter post-graduate training in return for service.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2014-03-01
Date
2000-08-16
Topics
Health human resources
Resolution
GC00-208
That the Canadian Medical Association encourage Regional Health Boards or their equivalents to financially sponsor doctors who want to enter post-graduate training in return for service.
Text
That the Canadian Medical Association encourage Regional Health Boards or their equivalents to financially sponsor doctors who want to enter post-graduate training in return for service.
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