Statement on physicians expressing medical opinions

There have been media reports recently about physicians in New Brunswick expressing concerns with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resources available to them to continue to provide care to patients. The New Brunswick Medical Society supports physicians expressing clinical opinions. These are challenging times for health-care providers; asking critical questions about guidelines and the availability of specialized equipment is certainly appropriate. We encourage an open dialogue with both regional health authorities and the province’s physicians.

Dr. Chris Goodyear

President, New Brunswick Medical Society