Patients and caregivers have told us how important it is to know their rights when they or a loved one are being treated by a health care professional. They say it increases their comfort level by outlining parameters and boundaries for care, and helps them feel respected and part of the process.
The College's Patient Relations Committee has created a new one-page handout that explains what patients can expect when it comes to care and treatment by a naturopath. The text reflects existing requirements in the College's Standards of Practice and Guidelines.
While it is not mandatory, naturopaths are encouraged to download this free resource to share with patients in ways that fit with their practice approach and style. We created three simple design options in Microsoft Word which Members can customize by adding their logo and other practice information.
Special thanks to patients and members of the public who gave us feedback about the document, including members of the Citizen Advisory Group - a formal volunteer group of patients and caregivers who help bring the voice and perspective of the public to healthcare regulation in Ontario.
Patient Rights Handout/Fiche d'information sur les droits du patient
Download the one-page document below by scrolling to the end of the page. (The text is the same in all three versions - only the graphic design is different.) Allez à la fin de cette page pour la version française.