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COVID-19 has highlighted how we can improve family doctor care

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  • Helen says:

    Family doctors across Canada all need to rev up scheduling Advance Care Planning conversations (yes, plural) with all their adult patients – millennials to 90+. And they all need proper billing fee ability for this. This is an extremely important lesson COVID19 has brought to the forefront – we must have the conversations, choose substitute decision makers and document our goals of care. This will greatly help families, caregivers and hospital medical staff in making treatment decisions.

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Tara Kiran

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Tara Kiran is a family physician, St. Michael’s Hospital Academic Family Health Team, and Fidani Chair in Improvement and Innovation, University of Toronto.

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