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1 Professional values Our roles and responsibilities as GPs

2 GPs role clinician person member of a profession agent/shaper of policy researcher reflective practitione r teacher learner business person manager employer colleague partner team leader team member handler of informatio n resource allocator gatekeeper patients advocate family doctor

3 Who are we responsible to? Colleagues and team Patients Family Self - principles and values NHS Society as a whole

4 4 ethical principles Beneficence - doing good Beneficence - doing good Non maleficence - not doing harm Non maleficence - not doing harm Justice - fairness (distributive justice) Justice - fairness (distributive justice) Respect for autonomy- decision should be informed, competent, not coerced Respect for autonomy- decision should be informed, competent, not coerced

5 4 moral theories Virtue - innate character attributes Virtue - innate character attributes Duties - rules of moral conduct Duties - rules of moral conduct Utility - the greatest good of the greatest number Utility - the greatest good of the greatest number Rights - people are intrinsically entitled to certain things/services Rights - people are intrinsically entitled to certain things/services

6 GMC - duties of a doctor Make care of every patient your first concern Make care of every patient your first concern Treat every patient politely and considerately Treat every patient politely and considerately Respect patients dignity and privacy Respect patients dignity and privacy Listen to patients and respect their views Listen to patients and respect their views Give patients info in a way they can understand Give patients info in a way they can understand Respect their rights to be fully involved in decisions about their care Respect their rights to be fully involved in decisions about their care Keep your knowledge and skills up to date Keep your knowledge and skills up to date Recognise limits of your professional competence Be honest and trustworthy Respect and protect confidential information Dont let personal beliefs prejudice patients care Act quickly to protect patients if you believe you or a colleague may be unfit to practise Avoid abusing your position as a doctor Work with colleagues in ways that best serve patients interests

7 Some other sources of guidance Law (e g access to medical records, fitness to drive, consent issues, Mental Health Act, employment law, Human Rights Act) Law (e g access to medical records, fitness to drive, consent issues, Mental Health Act, employment law, Human Rights Act) Contractual (Terms and Conditions of Service, agreements with PCT, practice agreements, contracts of employment) Contractual (Terms and Conditions of Service, agreements with PCT, practice agreements, contracts of employment)


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