Recommended Reading for Nova Scotia Physicians
The College’s Policy and Standards Committee recommends the following material as background reading for Nova Scotia physicians. This material deals with current issues in medical practice that Nova Scotia physicians may wish to consider.
- The College’s physician guidelines and policies have been specifically approved and endorsed by Council. Members are strongly encouraged to stay abreast of these documents.
- The hyperlinked items below are contained on their respective owners’ websites, and each will open in a new window.
- The following material is supplied for information purposes only, and has not been specifically endorsed by the College.
Withholding and Withdrawing Life-prolonging Treatments
End-of-life care — Support, comfort, and challenging decisions. Published by the Canadian Medical Protective Association
Decision-making for the End of Life. Published by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
Withholding and Withdrawal of Potentially Life-sustaining Treatment. Published by Dalhousie University Health Law Institute
Non-Sexual Boundary Violation
Building trust — What are the boundaries with patients? Published by the Canadian Medical Protective Association
Dangerous Medical Abbreviations
Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada: Do Not Use -- Dangerous Abbreviations, Symbols and Dose Designations