Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Professionalism in medical practice

1,858 views

Published on

Overview of professionalism in Medicine

Published in: Health & Medicine, Business
  • Be the first to comment

Professionalism in medical practice

  1. 1. Rana Al-Senawi, MBBS Sultan Qaboos University Hospital Muscat, Oman Professionalism in Medical Practice
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Definition </li></ul><ul><li>Elements </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Professionalism Charter </li></ul>
  3. 3. Definition <ul><li>Profession from Latin word </li></ul><ul><li>“ professio” = public declaration with the force of promise. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Professionalism <ul><li>“ You are in this profession as a calling, not as a </li></ul><ul><li>business; as a calling which exacts from you at </li></ul><ul><li>every turn self-sacrifice, devotion, love and </li></ul><ul><li>tenderness to your fellow-men . Once you get </li></ul><ul><li>down to purely business level, your influence is </li></ul><ul><li>gone and the true light of your life is dimmed. </li></ul><ul><li>You must work in the missionary spirit, with a </li></ul><ul><li>breadth of charity that raises you far above the </li></ul><ul><li>petty jealousies of life.” </li></ul><ul><li>Osler 1907 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Professionals <ul><li>Disciplined group of individuals adhere to high ethical standards and uphold themselves to, and are accepted by, the public as possessing special knowledge and skills in a widely recognised, organised body of learning derived from education and training at a high level, and who are prepared to exercise this knowledge and these skills in the interest of others.  </li></ul><ul><li>Inherent in this definition is the concept that the responsibility for the welfare, health and safety of the community shall take precedence over other considerations. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Elements <ul><li>Altruism </li></ul><ul><li>Accountability </li></ul><ul><li>Excellence </li></ul><ul><li>Honesty/ Integrity </li></ul><ul><li>Duty </li></ul><ul><li>Respect and compassion to patients </li></ul><ul><li>Responsiveness to the needs of patients </li></ul><ul><li>Sensitivity to cultural, ethical, religious or other values of patients </li></ul><ul><li>Empathy in negotiating and designing treatment </li></ul><ul><li>Confidentiality and privacy for all patients </li></ul>
  7. 7. Altruism <ul><li>Self </li></ul><ul><li>• Put others (learner/patient) before self </li></ul><ul><li>• Strive for the “Greater Good” </li></ul><ul><li>Patient interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Identify patient needs and interests even when patient is reticent to provide </li></ul><ul><li>Resolve conflicts in favor of patients needs </li></ul><ul><li>Bo open to alternatives that will provide excellent patient care while meeting patient needs </li></ul><ul><li>Advocate for patient in all settings </li></ul>
  8. 8. Accountability <ul><li>Self </li></ul><ul><li>Take responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>for achievement of ultimate goal </li></ul><ul><li>of actions and outcomes and admit to and accept those outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Accept role if learners fail </li></ul><ul><li>Acknowledges lapses errors as teacher/learner without blaming </li></ul><ul><li>Patient interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Follow through on tasks and promises in patient care </li></ul><ul><li>Acknowledge mistakes/ lapses to others including disclosure to patient </li></ul>
  9. 9. Excellence <ul><li>Self </li></ul><ul><li>Be knowledgeable </li></ul><ul><li>Continues to improve self </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrates curiosity </li></ul><ul><li>High personal standards </li></ul><ul><li>Patient interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Provide best available patient care possible </li></ul><ul><li>Exceed patient expectations for care and interpersonal interactions </li></ul>
  10. 10. Honesty/ Integrity <ul><li>Self </li></ul><ul><li>Be truthful and honest with self </li></ul><ul><li>Be an example to the people around you </li></ul><ul><li>Recognizes and acknowledge own skills, abilities, limitations and weaknesses </li></ul><ul><li>Adhere to values in all actions </li></ul><ul><li>Follow through on assigned tasks and responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Patient interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Be honest and truthful with patients </li></ul><ul><li>Follow through with promises too patients and explain when unable to do so </li></ul><ul><li>Give the care you would want to receive </li></ul>
  11. 11. Duty <ul><li>Self : Meeting responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Fulfill roles </li></ul><ul><li>Assure compliance programmatic regulations </li></ul><ul><li>Supervise </li></ul><ul><li>Follow through on all tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Accept obligations and roles </li></ul><ul><li>Give best effort to every learner and patient </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain balance in life to allow achievement of personal and professional goals </li></ul><ul><li>Patient interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Balance need for education with responsibility to patient </li></ul><ul><li>Be available and accessible </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize need to ensure patient safety </li></ul><ul><li>Complete task at hand well while being responsive to the </li></ul><ul><li>environment </li></ul><ul><li>Prioritize tasks of patient care and teaching </li></ul>
  12. 12. Respect <ul><li>Self : Consideration of Others </li></ul><ul><li>Arrival on time </li></ul><ul><li>Consider effects your actions have on all participating parties </li></ul><ul><li>Acknowledge others needs & feelings </li></ul><ul><li>Acknowledge input of others with different experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t denigrate other’s work, approach, style, culture </li></ul><ul><li>Seek to understand differences and utilize commonalities to optimize outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Patient interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Identify & align patient values with educational/ patient care </li></ul><ul><li>values & goals </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize that all patients are worthy of courtesy and excellence in care </li></ul><ul><li>Be kind and fair to all without judgment </li></ul>
  13. 13. ABIM Foundation ACP Foundation European Federation of Internal Medicine
  14. 14. Fundamental principles <ul><li>Primacy of patient welfare </li></ul><ul><li>Patient autonomy </li></ul><ul><li>Social justice </li></ul>
  15. 15. Set of professional responsibilities <ul><li>professional competence </li></ul><ul><li>honesty with pts </li></ul><ul><li>pt confidentiality </li></ul><ul><li>maintaining appropriate relations </li></ul><ul><li>improving quality of care </li></ul><ul><li>improving access </li></ul><ul><li>a just distribution of finite resources </li></ul><ul><li>scientific knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>maintaining trust by managing conflicts of interest </li></ul><ul><li>professional responsibilities </li></ul>

×