2. Doctors, Nurses and other Health Care Professionals (HCPs) see advocacy and activism as a part of their job
For example, doctors look to the CanMEDS framework that says all physicians need to be health advocates—which means that they’re “using their expertise and influence to advance the health and well-being of individual patients, communities, and populations”
By speaking out against the federal cuts, docs and HCPs are responding to the health needs of the people they serve,
5. Docs and HCPs are making their opposition an evidence-based decision
In light of Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) cuts, docs have been documenting cases of patients who have been denied care and their poor outcomes.
Most recently, a study out of Sick Kids presented compelling evidence that denying care leads to more costly hospitalizations
This year, docs and health care professionals are ready to publicly oppose federal cuts because there’s good reason to!
8. So while physician protests might seem like this
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