Volume 2 | No. 1 | January / February 2014

Registrar's message

Physicians are reminded that establishing effective rapport with patients, or demonstrating empathy, can be achieved by simple gestures such as eye contact, directly facing the patient rather than a computer, leaning in, and listening carefully and reflectively.

New or updated professional standards and guidelines

The College develops Professional Standards and Guidelines to assist physicians in meeting high standards of medical practice and conduct across the province. The topics addressed focus on specific issues that are relevant to the practice of medicine. Physicians are encouraged to become familiar with the College's Professional Standards and Guidelines. The Professional Standards and Guidelines are reviewed regularly and may be updated over time.

Updates from the College library

Delivery of clinical information is adjusting to mobile-enabled devices and this is reflected in the resources registrants can access through the College library. The College website is newly designed to respond to various devices, be they desktop computers, smartphones or tablets, and display content appropriately. 

The College Connector is sent to every current registrant of the College. Decisions of the College on matters of standards and guidelines are contained in this publication. The College therefore assumes that each registrant is aware of these matters. Questions or comments about this publication should be directed to communications@cpsbc.ca.

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