Skip header and navigation

36 records – page 1 of 2.

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.
Less detail

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.
Less detail

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.
Less detail

Admissions criteria

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9279
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Health human resources
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association urges Canadian medical schools to revise admissions criteria to require a minimum of two years of post-secondary education.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Health human resources
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association urges Canadian medical schools to revise admissions criteria to require a minimum of two years of post-secondary education.
Less detail

Adverse events

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9574
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association, while recognizing the importance of disclosing adverse events to affected patients in a timely manner, recommends that regional health authorities, institutions and professional associations develop policies to ensure the confidentiality of medical quality assurance deliberation, unless public notification is required to mitigate any possibility of ongoing harm.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2016-May-20
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association, while recognizing the importance of disclosing adverse events to affected patients in a timely manner, recommends that regional health authorities, institutions and professional associations develop policies to ensure the confidentiality of medical quality assurance deliberation, unless public notification is required to mitigate any possibility of ongoing harm.
Less detail

'Apology' legislation

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9282
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association and provincial/territorial medical associations will lobby governments for appropriate 'Apology' legislation in all Canadian jurisdictions.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association and provincial/territorial medical associations will lobby governments for appropriate 'Apology' legislation in all Canadian jurisdictions.
Less detail

Blood testing of intoxicated drivers

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9285
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association urges the federal Department of Justice to conduct a review of applicable sections of the Criminal Code related to blood testing of intoxicated drivers who are treated in hospital following a motor vehicle crash.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association urges the federal Department of Justice to conduct a review of applicable sections of the Criminal Code related to blood testing of intoxicated drivers who are treated in hospital following a motor vehicle crash.
Less detail

Canadian medical schools - admissions criteria

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9265
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association urges Canadian medical schools to ensure that the admissions criteria, both stated and preferred, do not place applicants from low income families at a disadvantage.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association urges Canadian medical schools to ensure that the admissions criteria, both stated and preferred, do not place applicants from low income families at a disadvantage.
Less detail

Canadian physician support trust

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9575
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health human resources
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will establish a Canadian physician support trust to provide timely financial and personal support to physicians in need as a national program administered by the provincial/territorial medical associations.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2016-May-20
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health human resources
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will establish a Canadian physician support trust to provide timely financial and personal support to physicians in need as a national program administered by the provincial/territorial medical associations.
Less detail

Caring in a Crisis: The Ethical Obligations of Physicians and Society During a Pandemic

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9109
Date
2008-Feb-23
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Population health/ health equity/ public health
  1 document  

Change initiatives in health care

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9544
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health human resources
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will incorporate in its Toward a Blueprint for Health Care Transformation: A Framework for Action a call on all levels of governments to ensure that change initiatives in health care be clinically driven from inception to implementation and include appropriate physician representation from practising physicians who are representative of and accountable to their colleagues.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2016-May-20
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health human resources
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will incorporate in its Toward a Blueprint for Health Care Transformation: A Framework for Action a call on all levels of governments to ensure that change initiatives in health care be clinically driven from inception to implementation and include appropriate physician representation from practising physicians who are representative of and accountable to their colleagues.
Less detail

Distribution of physicians in Canada

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9277
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health human resources
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association and the provincial/territorial medical associations will work with the Federation of Medical Regulatory Authorities of Canada and provincial/territorial medical regulatory bodies to assess the national and international implications for the supply, mix and distribution of physicians in Canada as a result of the requirement for full labour mobility as set out in the Agreement on Internal Trade.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health human resources
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association and the provincial/territorial medical associations will work with the Federation of Medical Regulatory Authorities of Canada and provincial/territorial medical regulatory bodies to assess the national and international implications for the supply, mix and distribution of physicians in Canada as a result of the requirement for full labour mobility as set out in the Agreement on Internal Trade.
Less detail

Education of future physicians

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9562
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health human resources
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association with provincial/territorial medical associations, affiliates and associates will encourage medical schools to reinforce to medical students and residents the necessity for every physician to contribute to the education of future physicians.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2016-May-20
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health human resources
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association with provincial/territorial medical associations, affiliates and associates will encourage medical schools to reinforce to medical students and residents the necessity for every physician to contribute to the education of future physicians.
Less detail

Electronic health records

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9543
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health information and e-health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will work with provincial/territorial medical associations to demand that governments recognize that the flow of information from the patient record to the electronic health records is the professional responsibility of physicians.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2016-May-20
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health information and e-health
Health care and patient safety
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will work with provincial/territorial medical associations to demand that governments recognize that the flow of information from the patient record to the electronic health records is the professional responsibility of physicians.
Less detail

Examination of adverse events

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy11692
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health care and patient safety
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association calls on regulatory agencies, hospitals, health regions and others to utilize a non-punitive quality improvement approach to the examination of adverse events while still acknowledging individual accountability.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2019-Mar-03
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Health systems, system funding and performance
Health care and patient safety
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association calls on regulatory agencies, hospitals, health regions and others to utilize a non-punitive quality improvement approach to the examination of adverse events while still acknowledging individual accountability.
Less detail

Front-line care providers in epidemics

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9571
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association, provincial/territorial medical associations, affiliates and associates urge governments to ensure that front-line care providers in practice and training are provided with adequate information, resources (including ventilators, masks, gloves, medications and vaccines) and personal and family disability and life insurance if performing clinical duties in the context of an epidemic or other public health emergency.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2016-May-20
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Health care and patient safety
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Ethics and medical professionalism
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association, provincial/territorial medical associations, affiliates and associates urge governments to ensure that front-line care providers in practice and training are provided with adequate information, resources (including ventilators, masks, gloves, medications and vaccines) and personal and family disability and life insurance if performing clinical duties in the context of an epidemic or other public health emergency.
Less detail

Gender discrimination

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9249
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association opposes all forms of gender discrimination exerted against Canadian physicians and trainees as a result of pressure from patients or their families seeking the application of measures or practices dictated by their religion or culture.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association opposes all forms of gender discrimination exerted against Canadian physicians and trainees as a result of pressure from patients or their families seeking the application of measures or practices dictated by their religion or culture.
Less detail

Health professionals serving with the Canadian Armed Forces

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9283
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association recognizes the outstanding work accomplished by physicians and other health professionals serving with the Canadian Armed Forces and wishes to underscore their efforts and the great humanitarianism that they have demonstrated, and continue to demonstrate, during the mission in Afghanistan.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2015-Feb-28
Date
2008-Aug-20
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Physician practice/ compensation/ forms
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association recognizes the outstanding work accomplished by physicians and other health professionals serving with the Canadian Armed Forces and wishes to underscore their efforts and the great humanitarianism that they have demonstrated, and continue to demonstrate, during the mission in Afghanistan.
Less detail

Immunization of physicians and other health care providers

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9530
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health human resources
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association encourages all physicians and other health care providers to be immunized for influenza annually.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2016-May-20
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Population health/ health equity/ public health
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health human resources
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association encourages all physicians and other health care providers to be immunized for influenza annually.
Less detail

Impact of health care transformation

https://policybase.cma.ca/en/permalink/policy9545
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health human resources
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will work with provincial/territorial medical associations, affiliates and associates to examine the impact of health care transformation on all aspects of physicians' practices, in a diverse range of settings; primary and specialty care, including the relationship between them; undergraduate and postgraduate education and continuing professional development; and health and health care services for patients.
Policy Type
Policy resolution
Last Reviewed
2016-May-20
Date
2009-Aug-19
Topics
Ethics and medical professionalism
Health human resources
Health systems, system funding and performance
Resolution
The Canadian Medical Association will work with provincial/territorial medical associations, affiliates and associates to examine the impact of health care transformation on all aspects of physicians' practices, in a diverse range of settings; primary and specialty care, including the relationship between them; undergraduate and postgraduate education and continuing professional development; and health and health care services for patients.
Less detail

36 records – page 1 of 2.