Why Does Professionalism Matter?: Perspectives
Watch this video.
- This video (also available online at: http://abimfoundation.org/video/why-does-professionalism-matter-perspectives-on-professionalism) (3:28) shows senior physicians from around the country exploring why professionalism is integral to medicine. It stresses that maintaining our professional tenants and social contract with society is imperative to keep at the center of our practice of medicine.
Curiosity and What Empathy Really Means by Atul Gwande
Read this article (pdf).
- This article (also available online at: https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/curiosity-and-the-prisoner) explores the foundational principle of medicine that all lives are created equal and how in modern day applying these principle requires a willingness see the humanity in all people even those different from you and to try to understand what it is like to be them. It requires a curiosity and openness and level of respect and through a respect of the humanity of others you “will be given trust ot see human beings at their most vulnerable and serve them.”
ABIM Medical Professionalism: A Physician Charter
- This document reviews the importance of professionalism is the basis of medicine’s contract with society and that understanding the principles and responsibilities of medical professionalism is key to physicians social contract with society.