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Medical Professionalism Guidance Document

Professionalism is the bedrock of medical practice. Patients and society as a whole want clinically competent physicians, but they also want to know their doctors possess certain values. Such values typically include compassion, societal altruism, and being worthy of the trust that patients place in their physicians. The goal is to consistently invoke and demonstrate professional values so that they positively impact all the daily interactions inherent to medical practice. Attributes of medical professionalism include:
  • Professional competence and continuing professional development/ medical education
  • Honesty
  • Protecting confidentiality and privacy
  • Maintaining appropriate professional distance in relationships and respecting boundaries
  • Improving…

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