Dialogue Volume 13 Issue 3 2017 - Page 3

Features cont’d 33 Patient Perspectives – After the Fall Donna May’s daughter was addicted to opioids. Several years after her death, Donna continues to tell Jac’s story as a way to help others. 37 Opining on Opioids Doctors have lost a measure of respect for opioids. In the right patient, it can make a major improve- ment. But in the wrong patient, it can ruin a life, says Dr. David Juurlink, head of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. 19 S  ervices During Public Health Emergencies A draft policy that articulates expectations for phy- sicians during a public health crisis is now out for consultation. 21 New Governance Model for CNO The College of Nurses of Ontario’s Council has approved a vision for governance for 2020 that will have ramifications for other regulatory bodies. Anne Coghlan, CEO and Executive Director of the CNO, explains how the proposed reconfigured board will be better able to reflect the public’s needs and interests. 40 20 E nsuring Competence We are consulting on a draft policy to ensure physi- cian competence when physicians change their scope of practice and/or re-enter practice after an extended absence. The draft is a combination of two current policies. Please give us your feedback. 23 The Impact of Bill 87 We discuss which provisions in the Protecting Patients Act are already in force and which ones are still to come. And we will explain how they will all affect physicians. Practice Partner 40 Mentoring Peers to Optimize EMRs EMRs, like any technology, can overwhelm the neophyte user. To help physicians take full advan- tage of their technology, OntarioMD had developed a mentoring program where advanced EMR users share their expertise with their peers. 43 Patient Safety Column Two deliveries in Level I hospitals that resulted in the deaths of both infants were the focus of recent reviews by the Chief Coroner’s Maternal and Perina- tal Death Review Committee. 37