Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 8 | Lecture: a | Slide: 20
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Ethics and Professionalism
Lecture:Ethics and professionalism
Slide content:Core Medical Professional Responsibilities Continued Improving access to care Fair distribution of limited resources Scientific knowledge Managing conflicts of interest Maintaining professional responsibilities American Board of Internal Medicine, 2005; Cassel, 2009 20
Slide notes:The remaining five principles are as follows: Commitment to improving access to care. Doctors should work to reduce barriers and achieve a fair health care system. Commitment to fair distribution of limited resources. This principle requires that doctors provide cost-effective health care and avoid unnecessary tests and procedures. Commitment to scientific knowledge. Doctors have a duty to [quote] uphold scientific standards, to promote research, and to create new knowledge and ensure its appropriate use. [end quote] Commitment to maintaining trust by managing conflicts of interest. Doctors should not [quote] compromise their professional responsibilities by pursuing private gain or personal advantage. [end quote] An example is that doctors should report any relationships they have with pharmaceutical companies when they are conducting research or reporting the results of their research in journal articles. Commitment to professional responsibilities. Medical professionals should work together to get the most out of patient care, treat each other respectfully, and take part in the regulation of the profession. 20