Healing as Vocation: A Medical Professionalism Primer

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Kayhan Parsi, Myles N. Sheehan
Rowman & Littlefield, 2006 - Medical - 123 pages
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This collection of essays provides educators in medicine and the health sciences an illuminating and challenging introduction to professionalism. The book takes a practical approach toward this topic, looking at what professionalism means, for the individual physician's relationship to his or her patients, to the medical profession as a whole, and to society at large. Written by leading scholars and thinkers in the area of professionalism in medicine, contributors provide a well-rounded analysis of this important topic. Although the intended audience is primarily physicians, medical students and residents, the book is a suitable primer for pre-professional health care students as well.

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Practicing Professionalism
Professionalism and the Social Contract
The Birth of Medical Professionalism Professionalism and the Role of Professional Associations
Professionalism and Commercialism as Antitheticals A Search for Unprofessional Commercialism within the Writings and Work of American Medicine
After Cheng Sincerity The Professional Ethics of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Can Justice Be Taught? Valuing Justice and Professionalism in the Medical School Curriculum
Initiating and Evaluating a Program in Ethics and Professionalism for Medical Residents
Two Faces of Professionalism
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Kayhan P. Parsi, JD, PhD is assistant professor at the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy of the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He is also the graduate program director of the online master's program in bioethics at the Neiswanger Institute. Myles Sheehan, SJ, MD is Senior Associate Dean of the Education Program and Professor of Medicine at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He is also a Jesuit and a priest.

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