This latest addition to the acclaimed McGraw-Hill Medical Understanding series offers readers a clinical approach to a difficult-to-understand concept that is rapidly growing in importance in both education and practice. As with other books in the Understanding series, Understanding Medical Professionalism is concise and clinical, not theoretical. It will provide readers with a solid framework for understanding key issues and behaviors that influence professional behavior and results, and will address a range of key issues from communication skills to health quality to health information technology issues.
- Market: Internists (120,000), family physicians (50,000), third and fourth year medical students (32,000), family physician trainees (8,000), medical specialty program directors (2,500)
- The American Board of Internal Medicine is one of the most respected names in medical education and practice
- Demonstrates the application of medical professionalism to everyday practice and patient care
- Extensive use of case vignettes apply the principles of medical professionalism to everyday, real -world practice
Foreword #1. Holly Humphrey, MD
Foreword #2. Christine Cassell, MD
Chapter 1: A Practical Approach to Professionalism
Chapter 2: Resilience in Facing Professionalism Challenges
Chapter 3: A Brief History of Medicine's Modern-day Professionalism Movement
Chapter 4: Fostering Patient-centered Care
Chapter 5: Integrity and Accountability
Chapter 6: Commitment to Excellence
Chapter 7: Fair and Ethical Stewardship of Healthcare Resources
Chapter 8: The Hidden Curriculum and Professionalism
Chapter 9: Educating for Professionalism
Chapter 10: Evaluating Professionalism
Chapter 11: When Things go Wrong: The Challenge of Self Regulation
Chapter 12: Organizational Professionalism
The ABIM Foundation (Philadelphia, PA) is part of the American
Board of Internal Medicine. The American Board of Internal Medicine enhances
the quality of health care by certifying internists and subspecialists who demonstrate
the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for excellent patient care.
Wendy Levinson, MD (Toronto, Canada) Sir John and Lady Eaton Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto.
Shiphra Ginsburg, MD (Toronto, Canada) Professor, Department of Medicine, Scientist, Wilson Centre for Research in Education, University of Toronto.
Fred Hafferty, PhD (Rochester MN) Professor of Medical Education, Program in Professionalism & Ethics Mayo Clinic.