The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) are consulting the public regarding their proposed policy about Professional Obligations and Human Rights. It is a troublesome policy in that it seeks to limit the moral and ethical rights of physicians in matters related to conscience. Responses must be submitted before February 20th."
Heart to Heart: February 6, 2015
His Excellency Bishop Douglas Crosby, OMI
Bishop of Hamilton
Conscience Rights for Ontario Physicians:
Have Your Say
Do you want a Doctor with moral integrity?
Our doctors maintain professional, respectful and compassionate relationships with their patients. This includes accompanying patients as they make difficult choices, understanding fully that the final decision is always the patient's. Our doctors simply ask that they be respected as professionals in return.
Forcing doctors to violate their moral integrity is not only damaging to the doctor, but to the patient and to medical services as a whole.
It will inevitably mean that many doctors will be forced to leave patient care, leaving Canadians with less access to the medical care they want and need.
The choice is yours. Will you tell the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) what you think about conscience rights?
The deadline for comments is: February 20, 2015
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