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A patient reading this could call the college and say ‘My doctor didn’t put my needs first. I needed an hour and only got 10 minutes,’ ” one critic says. “Clarification is necessary.” Another physician simply called the outline of rights and responsibilities “ridiculous,” and added that it fails to respect medical professionals.- Doctors object to ‘vague’ patient-first principle in medical regulator’s draft bill of rights. 


Achieving Patient-Centred Care: A Reality Check by Patricia Petryshen
Patient-centred care has evolved over the years with healthcare reforms such as the shift to health promotion and disease prevention, de-institutionalization of psychiatric services and the introduction of a patients' bill of rights.

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  • Jocelyn Kohlmaier to  interim Chief Information Officer at Niagara Health System, St Catharines, ON
  • Corry Thomas to Director, Transitions and Operational Readiness at Casey House in Toronto, ON 
  • Esmail Meran to President, The Council for the Ontario College of Pharmacists, Toronto, ON
  • Dr. Sonu Gaind to President, Canadian Psychiatric Association, Vancouver, ON
  • Regis Vaillancourt to Vice-President, The Council for the Ontario College of Pharmacists, Toronto, ON
  • Vincent Dumez, Co-director of the Collaboration and Patient Partnership Unit in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Montreal to Board of Directors, CFHI, Ottawa, ON
  • Paul Gallant to Executive Director, Canadian Association for Person Centred Health, Vancouver, BC
  • Emil Schemitsch to Chief Department of Surgery, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care, London, ON
  • Milton Sussman to CEO, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, Winnipeg, MB
  • Tom Stewart to Chief of Staff, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton – in addition to current role at Niagara Health System, Hamilton, ON
  • William E. Paul, an immunologist who was credited with focusing the U.S. government’s disparate AIDS research programs in the 1990s, has died at the age of 79 in Manhattan, NY
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