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

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

by John Spandorfer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521879329

ISBN-13: 9780521879323

Pub. Date: 09/30/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Medical professionalism is a challenging, evolving, and lifelong 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

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Medical professionalism is a challenging, evolving, and lifelong 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 in 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 forty-six medical schools and other organizations and include physicians, medical students, medical ethicists, lawyers, psychologists, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, health care administrators, and patient advocates.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521879323
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2009
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors vii

Acknowledgments xv

Introduction 1

Part 1 Defining Medical Professionalism

1 Defining, Teaching, and Learning Professionalism 7

Part 2 Cases Involving Medical Students

2 Student and Faculty Cases 25

Part 3 Cases Involving Physicians

3 Principle of Primacy of Patient Welfare 115

Cases and Commentaries

Summary

4 Principle of Patient Autonomy 154

Cases and Commentaries

Summary

5 Principle of Social Justice 189

Cases and Commentaries

Summary

6 Commitment to Honesty with Patients 230

Cases and Commentaries

Summary

7 Commitment to Patient Confidentiality 273

Cases and Commentaries

Summary

8 Commitment to Improving Quality of Care 309

Cases and Commentaries

Summary

9 Commitment to Maintaining Trust by Managing Conflicts of Interest 361

Cases and Commentaries

Summary

10 Commitment to Professional Responsibilities 397

Cases and Commentaries

Summary

Appendix: Cases by Specialty 453

Index 455

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