• Vocation Month
• Impact on, Society, Nation,
• Direct and Indirect
• No greater opportunity, responsibility, or obligation can
fall to the lot of a human being than to become a
physician. In the care of the suffering, [the physician]
needs technical skill, scientific knowledge, and human
understanding. . .. Tact, sympathy, and understanding
are expected of the physician, for the patient is no
mere collection of symptoms, signs, disordered
functions, damaged organs, and disturbed emotions.
[The patient] is human, fearful, and hopeful, seeking
relief, help, and reassurance. ]
—Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 1950
• “Somebody once said that in looking for
people to hire, you look for three qualities:
integrity, intelligence, and energy(passion).
And if you don’t have the first, the other two
will kill you. You think about it; it’s true. If you
hire somebody without [integrity], you really
want them to be dumb and lazy.”
― Warren Buffett
• A panel of experts from, the Royal College of
Physicians-UK, defines the core values of the
medical profession as
integrity, compassion, altruism and excellence.
• Critical to underscore that cultivating the
intimate relationship between physician and
patient still lies at the heart of successful
• Latin Word : Professio:which means a public
declaration with the force of a promise.
• Definition:Professions are groups which
declare in a public way that their members
promise to act or behave in certain ways and
that the group and the society may discipline
those who fail to do so.
• The profession presents itself to society as a
social benefit and society accepts the
profession, expecting it to serve some
important social goal.
The marks of the Profession
• Competence in a specialized body of knowledge
• An acknowledgment of specific duties and
responsibilities toward the individuals it serves
and toward society;
• The right to train, admit, discipline and dismiss
its members for failure to sustain competence or
observe the duties and responsibilities.
• Professionals have a fiduciary duty toward those
Obligations and Values of a
• Strive for Excellence and become part of the
attitudes, behaviors, and skills integral to patient
• Altruism: A physician is obligated to attend to the
best interest of patients, rather than self-interest.
• Accountability: Physicians are accountable to
their patients, to society on issues of public
health, and to their profession.
• Excellence: Physicians are obligated to make a
commitment to life-long learning.
Obligations and Values of a
• Duty: A physician should be available and responsive
when "on call," accepting a commitment to service
within the profession and the community.
• Honor and integrity: Physicians should be committed
to being fair, truthful and straightforward in their
interactions with patients and the profession.
• Respect for others: A physician should demonstrate
respect for patients and their families, other physicians
and team members, medical students, residents and
• Who is supposed to cure your disease, relieve
• Medicine or surgery or empathy,compassion
• Latest Knowledge and technology.
• Is he different from other community Helpers.