Practical Topics in Professionalism for Clerkships

READ: Physician impairment: When should you report?  Current Psychiatry. 2011 September;10(9):67-71  

Read this article which describes examples of physician impairment and colleagues’ responsibilities around reporting.

READ: AMA Opinion on Romantic or Sexual Relationships 

Read this opinion piece that reviews the AMA’s position on romantic and sexual relationships with patients.

READ: Responding to Requests about Prayer 

Read this article which talks about situations when patients ask clinicians to pray with them.

READ: Gifts from Patients. AMA Ethics Opinion 

Read this opinion piece about accepting gifts from patients.  AMA Ethics opinions are good resources for discussions on professionalism and ethics issues.