Flashcards in Week 3 Deck (11):
An occupation whose core element of work is based on a mastery of complex knowledge and skills used in the service of others.
A member of a profession who professes a commitment to competence. integrity, morality, altruism and promotion of the public goof.
A set of values, behaviours, relationships that underpins the trust the public has in doctors
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
Being honest, moral, consistent and being iincorruptible
The profession provides specialised skills and guarantees commitment to professionalism in return for autonomy and self-regulation
The freedom to make independent decisions in the best interests of patients and for the good of society
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
Do not divulge patient information without just cause
Four philosophical arguments for confidentiality
Principle based, virtue based, moral based, consequentialist-based