Ethical Aspects

Historical and Legal Context in Québec

Under review

Medical ethics has always been important in Québec. The Histoire du Collège des médecins (Goulet, 1997) confirms this and suggests that it will continue to play a key role. Certainly, the legislator has acknowledged the importance of the professional system as a whole, but the medical profession is nonetheless pivotal to the development of this system in Québec’s health care sector.