Profiles in Professionalism

Nurturing Professionalism at the System Level

"My job is to make it as easy as possible for physicians to do the right thing and that’s about creating a system, structures and support that facilitate that." - Dr. Sachin Jain

Committing to Patient Autonomy with Open Notes

"If this was a medicine that could do all of these things—improve patient compliance, improve a patient’s trust in their provider, improve the likelihood that a patient will follow through with your recommendations—you would put all of your patients on it." - Dr. Robert Unitan

Teaching Professionalism

"This helps to build the culture of professionalism, particularly through the acknowledgement that professional standards are sometimes overlooked." - Dr. Johanna Goldfarb

Calling a Truce On Physician-To-Physician Incivility To Avoid Burnout

"Although as physicians we may feel powerless to reverse many of the negative aspects of the march toward the commercialization of medicine, we can personally address our own ability to communicate respectfully to one another." - Dr. Ellen Friedman

Professionalism: Then and Now

Drs. Sylvia and Richard Cruess, subject matter experts of the Physician Charter reflect on the origins of medical professionalism and its current significance.

Professionalism: Notes for Physicians in Training

"It is our job to uphold our patients’ high expectations and to embody professionalism as an internal commitment and belief that what you do matters." - Dr. Angela Jarman

Talking About Costs

"If physicians aren’t going to be the good stewards of our patients financial resources and the system as a whole, then someone else is going to do it for us and force it down our throats. " - Dr. Braeden Johnson

Relationship-Centered Professionalism

"For me, professionalism is naively simple; it’s about relationships." - Dr. Shannon Phillips

Doing What Needs to Be Done

"The principles of professionalism should enhance the quality of my life as well as those whom I am serving." - Dr. Howard Beckman

The Importance of Showing Up

"Given the high stress situations that we are in, the hope is that we can look at our colleagues when we are in the trenches and believe that they would watch out for us." - Dr. Chiduzie Madubata

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