Tag: professionalism

Blog Posts (5)

March 6, 2014

Why the way we pay doctors matters

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

How your doctor is paid may affect how he or she approaches the work. Steven moved from being a private practice doctor to working in academic medicine about 6 months ago.…

November 5, 2013

Does medical education make physicians susceptible to participating in torture?

Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

Back in February 2013, Steven Miles, M.D. posted a blog on these pages titled “On Military Doctors and Deaths By Torture: When A Witness Becomes an Accessory” that was also published in the May issue of the American Journal of Bioethics.…

August 20, 2013

How to Use Your Third-Year Medical Student

Jennifer Chevinsky, B.S.

Conversation around the ethics of medical student treatment – or mistreatment – has changed greatly over the past 50 years. …

July 24, 2013

Doctors Who Torture: Why No Punishment?

Maurice Bernstein, MD

Torture has been in the United States’ “backyard” for a number of years. The forced feeding of Guantanamo detainees who are on “hunger strike” is a current example. …

April 3, 2012

Are Criminal Background Checks for Doctors Justified?

It is hard to determine which is more concerning: the fact that state medical boards are now doing background checks on their physicians or that prior experience suggests that they have to in order to protect public safety.…

Published Articles (3)

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 6 Issue 2 - Mar 2006

A Defense of Unqualified Medical Confidentiality

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 4 Issue 2 - Jun 2004

The Professionalism Movement: Can We Pause?

American Journal of Bioethics: Volume 4 Issue 3 - Sep 2004

Charles Barkley's Dilemma: A Response to ?The Professionalism Movement: Can We Pause?? by Delese Wear and Mark G. Kuczewski (AJOB 4:2)

News (1)

July 11, 2012 6:50 pm

Professionalism: Social media mishaps (CMAJ)

One of the primary reasons medical professionalism is lagging online is that the doctors who use social media the most are from a different generation than those who know the most about maintaining the reputation of the profession. “People who have a blog or are on Twitter and Facebook tend to be on the younger side. People with more wisdom about professional boundary issues tend to be on the older side. There is a bit of a gap there and a lack of training and mentorship in this area,” says Dr. David Brendel, a psychiatrist practising in the area of Boston, Massachusetts, and a sought-after educator on matters of medical ethics and professionalism (drdavidbrendel.com).