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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Campaign Encourages Dialogue Between Doctors & Patients

The lines of communications between doctors and patients are opening up around the province. 

New Brunswick physicians teaming up with the Canadian Medical Association to help launch Choosing Wisely Canada, a campaign that aims to start conversations within the health care system.

Doctor Camille Haddad works in Miramichi and he tells CHSJ News the point is to get everyone on the same page. He says when you explain to a patient the rationale behind the treatment being ordered, the patient will not only be appreciative but will put in extra effort to be involved in their own care.

President of the Specialty Section of the New Brunswick Medical Society Dr. Liam Hickey says they are pleased to be leading the work nationwide.