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Expectations of Physicians and Surgeons when Treating Themselves, Family Members and Others Close to Them

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The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia has a responsibility of protecting the safety of patients by ensuring BC’s physicians and surgeons practice medicine in a professional and ethical way.

The College is currently in the process of updating a practice standard that outlines the rules physicians and surgeons must follow when providing medical care to themselves, family members or other people who are close to them.

To help guide the revisions to the practice standard, the College is seeking the public’s feedback on its expectations of physicians and surgeons in the few circumstances when they are able to provide medical treatment to themselves, family members and others they have a close relationship with. Whether or not you have personal experience related to this topic, we would like to hear from you.

Please share your feedback by August 20, 2021, by completing the following survey  which should take five minutes to complete.

From Our Community

Karla Warkotsch

Patient Experience Consultant – Interior Health

Karla Warkotsch

The question I like to ask health care employees is ‘Who is this for?’ and ‘Do we have the right people at the table?’ As a health care employee, I see how easy it is to fall into doing for, rather than doing with patients. The voices of the patient, family and caregiver are essential to ensure the patient is central to the direction and focus of the work being done.