Physician codes of conduct becoming a norm

Collier, Roger
May 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/17/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 8, p892
Academic Journal
The article discusses the need to draft physician codes of conduct to promote a culture of safety in hospitals, reduce disruptive behaviour among doctors and nurses, and improve professionalism. Doctor Janet Wright of College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta says that the codes need proper implementation and must have a fair process in handling breaches. However, it also mentions that the codes of conduct are insulting to physicians and give a public impression that they cannot be trusted.


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