Professionalism in Medicine: A Case-Based Guide for Medical Students

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Learning medical professionalism is a challenging, evolving, and life-long endeavor. Professionalism in Medicine: A Case-Based Guide for Medical Students helps begin this process by engaging students and their teachers in reflection on cases that resonate with the experiences of life in medicine. Through the book’s seventy-two cases, commentaries, videos, and literature-based reviews, students explore the many challenging areas of medical professionalism. Readers will appreciate the provocative professionalism dilemmas encountered by students from the pre-clinical years and clinical rotations and by physicians of various specialties. Each case is followed by two commentaries by writers who are involved in health care decisions related to that case, and who represent a wide variety of perspectives. Authors represent 46 medical schools and other institutions and include physicians, medical students, medical ethicists, lawyers, psychologists, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, health care administrators, and patient advocates.

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"Current medical education—in which integrity is easily professed yet rarely examined and empathy withers across the arc of medical training—is contrasted with the possibility of training physicians to be trustworthy stewards for patients and the public. Directed to medical students and their educators for progressive development across all medical school years, this ambitious resource supports this nearly unimaginable transformation with scholarly analysis while remaining accessible to professional and lay audiences interested in medical education, professionalism, and health care reform." - JAMA (2011), Y.S. Bradshaw, DO, MS, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, USA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521704922
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 9/30/2009
  • Pages: 482
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

John Spandorfer, M.D., is an Associate Professor of Medicine, an Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at Jefferson Medical College and a Fellow in the American College of Physicians.

Charles A. Pohl, M.D., is a Professor of Pediatrics, an Associate Dean for Student Affairs at Jefferson Medical College and a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Susan L. Rattner, M.D., is a Professor of Medicine and Family and Community Medicine, a Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs/UME at Jefferson Medical College and a Fellow in the American College of Physicians.

Thomas J. Nasca, M.D., is a Professor of Medicine and Master in the American College of Physicians.

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Table of Contents

Part I. Defining Medical Professionalism Louise Arnold and George Thompson; Part II. Cases About Medical Students: 2. Cases about medical students Molly Eaton, Robert F. McFadden, Meghan Gould, Molly Cooke, Andre Radu, William G. McNett, Peter King, Robert Sade, Anthony Farah, Thomas J. Nasca, Kevin M. Eanes, Howard K. Rabinowitz, Elizabeth Norheim, David Abraham, Anna Filip, Carol Reife, Sarah Bergman Lewis, Benjamin S. Wilford, Lee Rabinowitz, Peter J. Hoffman, Amanda Lerman, Jeffrey Spike, Mark Sylvester, Kenneth W. Goodman, Dylan Kann, Faith Fitzgerald, Christine L. Myers, Michael J. Green, Kiona Allen, Susan Coffin, Neerva Goyal, Eric Holmboe, Christopher H. Henry, Kristin DeSimone, Kimmie Pringle, James Plumb, Justin S. Brandt, Steven K. Herrine, Patty Frew, Molly Osborne, James J. Buchino, David John Doukas, James Wu, Adam Rindfleish, Shanu Kohli Kurd, Karen Novielli, Phil Barbosa, Frederic W. Hafferty, Danielle Ku'ulei Potter, Michael G. Kavan, Chris Yingling and John C. Kairys; Part III. Cases About Physicians: 3. Principle of primacy of patient welfare John Spandorfer, Stephen Gordin, Jeffrey Ecker, Michael Campbell, J. Linsey Lane, Allen DeJong, Laura J. Fochtmann, Lois Snyder, Ira K. Schwartz, Stanley F. Wainapel, Lawrence Kaplan, H. Edward Seibert and Clara Callahan; 4. Principle of patient autonomy David Lambert, Kelly Fryer-Edwards, Monica Branigan, Catherine Belling, John Caruso, Thomas Tomlinson, Paul J. Bellino, Elaine C. Meyer, Kimberly Best, Sarah O'Brien, Susan L. Rattner and Lois Snyder; 5. Principle of social justice Howard Weitz, Bridget K. Gorman, Cynthia Brincat, Julia Puebla Fortier, Erin Wright, Walter Tsou, Kathleen Flynn Peterson, Thomas G. Sinas, Daniel Kremens, Susan Reichwein, Thomas J. Nasca and Linda L. Blank; 6. Commitment to honesty with patients Paul Brucker, Kayhan Parsi, Robin Miller, Michael Golinkoff, Elizabeth Kramer, Josephine Albrittin, Maryann Napoli, Barry D. Mann, Pamelar Sankar, Thomas H. Gallagher, James W. Pichert, Caroline Rhoads, Carolyn Prouty and Thomas H. Gallagher; 7. Commitment to patient confidentiality Irene Alexandraki, Paul Wolpe, Patrick Duff, Paul Sorum, Karen Edwards, Jon Veloski, Karl Doghramji, Richard Sobel, Jock Murray, Alvita Nathaniel, David Axelrod, Kayhan Parsi and John Spandorfer; 8. Commitment to improving quality of care Christine Laine, Steven R. Simon, Arthur Feldman, Peter Mattoon, Christine K. Cassel, Kenneth M. Ludmerer, David Garcia, Karen M. Glaser, Anne Drapkin Lyerly, Jo Anne L. Earp, Beth A. Lown, Adina Kalet, Jeremy Lazarus, John Morris, David J. Karras, Griffin Trotter and David Nash; 9. Commitment to maintaining trust by managing conflicts of interest Thomas W. LaGrelius, Martin Donohoe, Stephen Ray Mitchell, Jason Dana, Paul D. Indman, Stephen Latham, Armand Antommaria, Kathy Jensen, Jorge Galante, Sohail K. Mirza and Jordan C. Cohen; 10. Commitment to professional responsibilities Lois Snyder, Robert I. Brent, Neil Vidmar, Gregory C. Kane, Timothy Brigham, Josephine Albritton, Amy M. Haddad, Charles Yeo, Herbert Cohn, Dianne MacRae, Beth Ann Swan, E. Ray Dorsey, Brad Meier, Bernard Lopez, Henry C. Fader, Richard L. Cruess, Sylvia R. Cruess.

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