Measuring Medical Professionalism

Hardcover | October 31, 2005

byDavid Thomas Stern

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Patients who are confident of physicians' intellectual and technical abilities are sometimes not convinced of their professional behavior. Systemic and anecdotal cases of physician misconduct, conflict of interest, and self-interest abound. Many have even come to mistrust physicians aspatient advocates. How can patients trust the intellectual and technical aspects of medical care, but not the professional? In order to enhance and promote professionalism in medicine, one should expect it, encourage it, and evaluate it. By measuring their own professional behavior, physicianscan provide the kind of transparency with which they can regain the trust of patients and society. Not only patients, but also institutions which accredit organizations have demanded accountability of physicians in their professional behavior. While there has been much lament and a few strong proposals for improving professionalism, no single reliable and valid measure of the success of theseproposals exists. This book is a theory-to-practice text focused on ways to evaluate professional behavior written by leaders in the field of medical education and assessment.

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Patients who are confident of physicians' intellectual and technical abilities are sometimes not convinced of their professional behavior. Systemic and anecdotal cases of physician misconduct, conflict of interest, and self-interest abound. Many have even come to mistrust physicians aspatient advocates. How can patients trust the in...

David Thomas Stern is at University of Michigan.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 6.3 × 9.29 × 1.1 inPublished:October 31, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195172264

ISBN - 13:9780195172263

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PrefaceJordan Cohen, MD: Chapter 1. David Thomas Stern, MD, PhD: A Framework for Measuring ProfessionalismChapter 2. Louise Arnold, Ph.D. and David T. Stern, MD: What is Medical Professionalism?Chapter 3. Audiey Kao, MD: Ethics, Law, and Professionalism: What physicians need to knowChapter 4. Debra Klamen, M.D., and Reed Williams, Ph.D.: Using Standardized Clinical Encounters to Assess Physician CommunicationChapter 5. DeWitt C. Baldwin, Jr. MD and Donnie J. Self, PhD: The Assessment of Moral Reasoning and Professionalism in Medical Education and PracticeChapter 6. DeWitt C. Baldwin, Jr., M.D. and Steven R. Daugherty, M.D.: Using Surveys To Assess Professionalism In Individuals And InstitutionsChapter 7. Jon Veloski, M.S. and Mohmmmedreza Hojat, Ph.D.: Measuring Specific Elements of Professionalism: Empathy, Teamwork and Lifelong LearningChapter 8. John Norcini, Ph.D.: Chapter 9. Maxine Papadakis, M.D. and Helen Loeser, M.D.: Chapter 10. Louise Arnold, Ph.D. and David Stern, M.D.: Chapter 11. Shiphra Ginsburg, M.D. and Lorelei Lingard, Ph.D.: Using Reflection and Rhetoric to Understand Professional BehaviorsChapter 12. Kelly Fryer-Edwards, PhD, Linda E. Pinsky, MD, Lynne Robins, PhD: The use of portfolio assessment in professionalismChapter 13. Norma E. Wagoner, Ph.D.: Admission to Medical School - Selecting Applicants with the Potential for ProfessionalismChapter 14. Dierdre C. Lynch, Ph.D., David C. Leach, M.D., and Patricia M. Surdyk, Ph.D.: Chapter 15. Fred Hafferty, Ph.D: Measuring Professionalism: A Commentary

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"This is an essential read for any health educator. It is a well-balanced perspective with excellent consideration of the benefits and drawbacks of a variety of methods currently used to evaluate professionalism in medical and health education. Educators recognize that this is one of themost challenging areas to develop and assess with our students. Yet we intuitively know that professionalism is also one of the most important qualities needed for optimal patient care and safety."--Doody's