Medical professionalism: navigating modern challenges

Cooper-Moss, Nicola orcid iconORCID: 0000-0003-0527-6287, Hooper, Helen, Choong, Kartina Aisha orcid iconORCID: 0000-0001-9407-1771 and Chauhan, Umesh orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-0747-591X (2022) Medical professionalism: navigating modern challenges. InnovAIT, 15 (1). pp. 7-13. ISSN 1755-7380

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Medical professionalism is an evolving entity, requiring continual development according to shifting societal priorities. The public trust which underpins the medical profession is imperative for maintaining effective partnerships with patients, their families and the wider community. This article provides an overview of what constitutes medical professionalism, including the current protocols and assessments for general practice training. The aim is to improve understanding of the current issues surrounding professionalism in primary care. Fictional case scenarios are used to illustrate modern professional dilemmas and to promote reflection on the complex interacting factors which influence professional practice and clinical decision-making.

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