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Medical professionalism: We’re in this together

As it celebrates its 150th anniversary, the CMA has launched a country-wide series of discussions — online and face-to-face — to modernize and strengthen the medical profession’s values and commitments to reflect contemporary obligations and expectations.

Key medical professionalism themes being discussed:

  • Our culture and community as a profession
  • Our development and support as physicians
  • Care delivery and the patient experience
  • Leveraging our voice and influence
  • Generational change and diversity within our profession

Three key deliverables:

  • A Charter of Shared Values – articulating the values and commitments that further strengthen professional responsibilities to which physicians can commit to in support of a unified profession, in the service of patients.
  • A new Code of Ethics and Professionalism – identifying the fundamental values and commitments to which the profession aspires and articulating physicians’ obligations to patients and society, to guide the ethical practice of medicine.
  • An Accountability Framework – creating a framework to which physicians are accountable as a commitment to the health care system.

How to participate in the medical professionalism discussion