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We are dedicated to exploring how physician leaders, health care organizations and public policy can foster medical professionalism and intrinsic motivation at all levels as a means to improve health care for everyone.
11th annual John A. Benson Jr., MD Professionalism Article Prize
Selected articles included three commentary and three research articles, and explored topics such as professionalism implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, the physician-patient encounter, structural racism and gender bias.
Physician Leadership Key to Patient Trust in COVID-19 Vaccine
JAMA Publishes Trust Viewpoints Inspired by ABIMF Forum
JAMA published an editorial and six articles this week about trust and health care—the centerpiece of the Foundation’s work to improve American health care.
An Exercise in Trust
"Trust isn't something to be expanded, or a set of techniques to be applied to situations - it's a process, a practice, a pursuit."
The Virus Does Discriminate
Guest blogger Tara Montgomery reflects on how COVID-19 served as a call to action to get serious about rebuilding trust and creating an equitable health care system.
Trust Should Be a Two-Way Street
Guest bloggers David Schleifer & Rebecca Silliman share research on patient and physician perspectives on what can build or damage mutual trust in the doctor-patient relationship.
COVID-19 and Communities of Color
David Williams, PhD delivered this year’s Kimball Lecture about the disproportionate effect COVID-19 has had on communities of color.
Statement on Racial Justice to our Community, from our Leaders
Supporting Frontline Physicians through #GetUsPPE
ABIM and the ABIM Foundation are proud to contribute to providing personal protective equipment to our frontline workers.
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Choosing Wisely promotes conversations between clinicians and patients by helping patients choose care that is: supported by evidence, not duplicative of other tests or procedures already received, free from harm, and truly necessary