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Professionalism. “Always serve the interests of patients above physician’s own self-interest” Alan Chu Chapter 191 April 25, 2012. Foundations of successful medical practice Medical knowledge Skill Medical professionalism. Decline in medical professionalism. Professionalism programs

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professionalism
Professionalism

“Always serve the interests of patients above physician’s own self-interest”

Alan Chu

Chapter 191

April 25, 2012

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Foundations of successful medical practice
    • Medical knowledge
    • Skill
    • Medical professionalism
decline in medical professionalism
Decline in medical professionalism
  • Professionalism programs
  • Mandatory professionalism modules in medical schools
  • “medical professionalism” articles 94-04
  • ABIM’s “Project Professionalism” program
project professionalism
Project Professionalism
  • Physician accountability
  • Humanistic qualities
  • Physician impairment
  • Professional ethics
professionalism in medical organizations
Professionalism in Medical Organizations
  • Goals
    • To promote educational benefits
    • To promote the advancement of their economic interest
  • AAOHNS Inc., AAOHNS Foundation
  • Corporate sponsors serve as sources of revenue
  • Should be perceived as acting in the public interest, rather than as “doctors’ labor union”
professionalism in your practice
Professionalism in your Practice
  • “do the right thing” vs “do the smart business thing”
  • “Double agent” – Ludmerer
  • Commitment to
    • Competence, honesty, confidentiality, appropriate relations, improving quality, improve access, allocation of resources, scientific knowledge, avoid conflicts of interest, professional responsibility
professionalism and surgeons
Professionalism and Surgeons
  • ACS Task Force on Medical Professionalism
    • Advocate for patients’ needs
    • Disclose all therapeutic options
    • Disclose and resolve any conflict of interest
    • Respect patients’ vulnerability
    • Disclose any adverse event
    • Respect cultural and spiritual needs of patients
    • Care for terminally ill patients
    • Support the needs of patients’ families
    • Respect other heathcare professionals