CMA meetings continue with talks surrounding technological advancements
Yellowknife, N.W.T. - Day two of the Canadian Medical Association's meeting saw them give their support to the Ontario Medical Association for their court challenge against the provincial government for a more fair bargaining process
The topic of technological advancements decreasing the relationship between physicians and patients was also discussed.
When asked if he believes these advancements are affecting the professionalism of physicians in the medical community, the president of the CMA, John Haggie, had this to say.
"I think the relationship between a physician and the patient is core to medicine. It is a fundamental element of professionalism."
Haggie went on to say that the relationship between the two is about more than numbers and stats and that this relationship has always been at the core of medicine.
"If you go back to the Hippocratic Oath, which has been quoted several times over the last 36 hours, medicine is not just about a disease or a cancerous growth. It's about the patients in the context of their family, and their environment, and that leads us naturally outside the realm of technical medicine."
The highlight of Wednesday's meeting was the inaugural address of the new incoming president, Yellowknife physician Dr. Anna Reid.
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