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VOLUME 2 , ISSUE 4 ( October-December, 2019 ) > List of Articles
Subhash C Parija, Balachandra V Adkoli
Citation Information : Parija SC, Adkoli B V. Contours of Medical Professionalism. 2019; 2 (4):125-127.
License: CC BY-NC 4.0
Published Online: 15-07-2020
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2019; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.
One of the widely debated issues in current times is medical professionalism. While medical professionals have proved their mettle as teachers, researchers, or patient care providers, the public perception is different and plagued by mistrust. We wish to present a series of articles to paint a neutral and holistic picture of the problem. In the present article, we explore the meaning of medical professionalism, which is still an enigma for many. Next, we identify the various factors that have led to the perceived “lack of professionalism” in various domains of functioning of a medical faculty. The factors contributing to this perception are quite complex, interrelated, and often rooted outside the ambit of medical education. Nevertheless, they call for a multipronged strategy and collective participation of all stakeholders, the faculty, students, medical establishments, regulators, and civil society for upholding the image of this noble profession.
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