Ethics 101

  • Do you know when if and when it’s inappropriate to accept a gift from a patient?
  • What do you do if you hear that one of your colleagues is limiting patients to one medical complaint per visit?
  • Can you refuse to accept a new patient if his or her medical history is complex?

Physicians may face these and other ethical dilemmas in their practice and often contact the College for guidance. Ethics 101, featured in the College’s newsletter in The Messenger, encourages dialogue on these issues and asks the profession for their opinions and comments.

There are no “right” or “wrong” answers. A discussion about the pros and cons of various approaches is offered so our members can benefit from the wisdom of their colleagues.

How to contribute

Send your comments and real-life ethical dilemmas to