Professionalism, profession and the virtues of the good physician.

@article{Pellegrino2002ProfessionalismPA,
  title={Professionalism, profession and the virtues of the good physician.},
  author={Edmund D. Pellegrino},
  journal={The Mount Sinai journal of medicine, New York},
  year={2002},
  volume={69 6},
  pages={378-84}
}
The putative loss of professionalism in medicine has of late become of serious concern to practitioners, educators, ethicists and the public. Impassioned pleas for its restitution abound. Serious ethical obligations are linked to the idea of a profession. Yet, most of the definitions have been socio-historical, political or legal. Important as these aspects may be, there is need for a firmly grounded ethical derivation of the moral dimensions of professionalism. This essay undertakes to provide… CONTINUE READING

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