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Professionalism in Surgery Dennis F Pitt MD FRCS(C) Assistant Professor Department of Surgery University of Ottawa
The Oath of Hippocrates About to receive the degree of Doctor of Medicine, I solemnly affirm, in the presence of Almighty God, the Searcher of Hearts and the Master of all Sciences: So help me God to keep this pledge
Can Meds 2000 Competencies 1.Medical expert 2.Communicator 3.Collaborator 4.Manager 5.Health advocate 6.Scholar 7. Professionalism A) ethics B) medical legal C) professionalism
Profession A self-disciplined group of individuals who hold themselves out to the public as possessing a special skill derived from training or education and who are prepared to exercise that skill primarily in the interests of others.
Professional Autonomy Self-regulation Responsibility to society Teamwork
To Heal To make whole or sound in bodily conditions, to free from disease or ailment, to restore to health or soundness
Healer and Professional Competence Commitment Confidentiality Altruism
Healer Caring Compassion Insight Openness Respect for patient dignity and autonomy Respect for healing function Presence
Medical Professionalism Contract between surgeon and patient Contract between surgeons and society
The Social Contract Society grants the profession privileges, including exclusive or primary responsibility for the provision of certain services and a high degree of self- regulation. In return the profession agrees to use these privileges primarily for the benefit of others and only secondarily for its own benefit.
Patient Peers Hospital Government Fiscal Family Self
Examples Religion Amway Lay appeal board OMA negotiations Availability, affability, ability Disruptive physician Disclosure of harm
Medical Legal Handbook It is clear from the association’s work that a great number of legal actions are commenced by disgruntled patients who simply feel that their physician did not give them enough time or attention. The patient is therefore conditioned to view any result that is less than perfect as the fault of the physician rather than as a known complication or outcome of the procedure.