Medical Professionalism in the New Millennium: A Physician Charter

September 1, 2007 at 11:27 am (Sarah's Posts)

One of my first med school classes assigned this article as reading, and I thought it was pretty darn interesting. It is a pretty visionary viewof the future role of the physician, but it does open up a lot of legal questions about the responsibility of medical professionals both legally and morally. Aside from the responsibilities of an individual physician to an individual patient, they put out that larger issues such as access to care and just distribution of resources are part of the responsibilities of today’s health care professionals.   I haven’t looked to see if there were any responses, but I’d be curious to see how people reacted to being included as stakeholders.

“To maintain the fidelity of medicine’s social contract during this turbulent time, we believe that physicians must reaffirm their active dedication to the principles
of professionalism, which entails not only their personal commitment to the welfare of their patients but also collective efforts to improve the health care system for the welfare of society.”

Medical Professionalism in the New Millennium: A Physician Charter

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