Sunday, July 4, 2010
We need doctors, but at what price?
So, there are two questions here: how does the Newfoundland government and the College of Physicians & Surgeons deal with quality of training issues and how do they deal with service delivery when the patients, especially the elderly, can’t effectively communicate with their foreign-born physician? The other question of course is cultural differences. Some of the incoming physicians truly do not understand our culture and the way they treat the allied health professionals who work with them is a clear example of that.
Bottom line: we need the doctors, but at what price?