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Profession

An occupation whose core element of work is based on a mastery of complex knowledge and skills used in the service of others.

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A professional

A member of a profession who professes a commitment to competence. integrity, morality, altruism and promotion of the public goof.

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Professionalism

A set of values, behaviours, relationships that underpins the trust the public has in doctors

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3 main features of professionalism

1. Placing the interests of the patient above the physician
2. Setting and maintaining standards of competence and integrity
3. Providing expert advice to society on matters of health

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Integrity

Being honest, moral, consistent and being iincorruptible

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Social contract

The profession provides specialised skills and guarantees commitment to professionalism in return for autonomy and self-regulation

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Professional autonomy

The freedom to make independent decisions in the best interests of patients and for the good of society

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Self regulation

Is when a profession is allowed to set itself rules and regulations to protect the public . Standards for entry, practice and exit of the profession

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Confidentiality

Do not divulge patient information without just cause

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Four philosophical arguments for confidentiality

Principle based, virtue based, moral based, consequentialist-based

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Conflict of interest

When a doctor has any other interest (financial, professional or personal) which may affect their care of the patient.