professionalism

Publication Title: 
Journal of Surgical Education

OBJECTIVE: Evidence from the medical literature suggests that surgical trainees can benefit from mindful practices. Surgical educators are challenged with the need to address resident core competencies, some of which may be facilitated by higher levels of mindfulness. This study explores whether mindful residents perform better than their peers as members of the health care team. DESIGN: This study employed a multiphase, multimethod design to assess resident mindfulness, communication, and clinical performance. SETTING: Academic, tertiary medical center.

Author(s): 
Real, Kevin
Fields-Elswick, Katelyn
Bernard, Andrew C.
Publication Title: 
Anatomical Sciences Education

Many anatomy programs that incorporate dissection of donated human bodies hold memorial ceremonies of gratitude towards body donors. The content of these ceremonies may include learners' reflections on mortality, respect, altruism, and personal growth told through various humanities modalities. The task of planning is usually student- and faculty-led with participation from other health care students. Objective information on current memorial ceremonies for body donors in anatomy programs in the United States appears to be lacking.

Author(s): 
Jones, Trahern W.
Lachman, Nirusha
Pawlina, Wojciech
Publication Title: 
American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education

OBJECTIVES: To evaluate changes in professionalism across the curriculum among pharmacy students in different classes. METHODS: A professionalism instrument was administered early in the first (P1) year, upon completing the introductory pharmacy practice experiences (IPPE) near the end of the second (P2) year, and upon completing the advanced pharmacy practice experiences (APPE) at the end of the fourth (P4) year. RESULTS: The professionalism scale and its subscales were compared for the 3 time points for the class of 2009.

Author(s): 
Poirier, Therese I.
Gupchup, Gireesh V.
Publication Title: 
American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education

OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of team-based learning (TBL) in a foundational pharmacokinetics course. DESIGN: The course was arranged into 5 modules based on the TBL format. Each module contained preclass preparation; readiness-assurance process; and in-class, clinical cases. Survey instruments on professionalism and attitudes of team learning were administered pre- and post-course. ASSESSMENT: Examination grades focused at the evaluation/creation level were significantly higher in the TBL format compared with the previous year.

Author(s): 
Persky, Adam M.
Publication Title: 
American Journal of Surgery

BACKGROUND: The purposes of this study were to develop a comprehensive framework for professionalism in surgery and to determine which attributes are most valued by medical students. METHODS: A framework for professionalism in surgery, consisting of 11 attribute categories, was developed. All 3rd-year medical students (n = 168) participated in a focus group and completed a questionnaire regarding their perceptions about professionalism. Students' responses were transcribed verbatim, coded, and assigned attribute categories.

Author(s): 
Sullivan, Maura E.
Trial, Janet
Baker, Craig
Inaba, Kenji
Etcheverry, Josette
Nally, Mary
Crookes, Peter
Publication Title: 
Anatomical Sciences Education

Many anatomy programs that incorporate dissection of donated human bodies hold memorial ceremonies of gratitude towards body donors. The content of these ceremonies may include learners' reflections on mortality, respect, altruism, and personal growth told through various humanities modalities. The task of planning is usually student- and faculty-led with participation from other health care students. Objective information on current memorial ceremonies for body donors in anatomy programs in the United States appears to be lacking.

Author(s): 
Jones, Trahern W.
Lachman, Nirusha
Pawlina, Wojciech
Publication Title: 
Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan: JCPSP

OBJECTIVE: To explore the undergraduate dental students' insight of their professionalism development through Focus Group Discussions (FGD). STUDY DESIGN: Constructivist approach using qualitative phenomenological design. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Fatima Memorial Hospital, College of Dentistry, Lahore, from April to June 2011.

Author(s): 
Ashar, Abid
Ahmad, Amina
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics: A Journal of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics

The medical profession has a tradition of presenting itself as exceptionally altruistic. This article challenges the idea that physicians are, or should be, more altruistic than other professionals or other people, and goes so far as to posit that even a professional aspiration of altruism can have negative consequences.

Author(s): 
Shepherd, Lois
Publication Title: 
Sociology of Health & Illness

Sociologists repeatedly appeal to notions of altruism, bureaucratisation and self interest in their efforts to explain the changing place of the professions in contemporary society. We treat these three readings as institutional logics that are key to understanding the way in which doctors respond to the appraisal system at the heart of the UK's approach to revalidation.

Author(s): 
Entwistle, Tom
Matthews, Elaine
Publication Title: 
Medical Teacher

This article explores the concept of professionalism as it relates to social change and social accountability, and expands on them in the light of global environmental changes. Professionalism in medicine includes concepts of altruism, service, professional knowledge, self-regulation and autonomy.

Author(s): 
Pearson, David
Walpole, Sarah
Barna, Stefi
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