The concept of medical professionalism has evolved substantially over the recent century. In the 1960s and 1970s, many commentators equated professionalism with the preservation of guild-like monopolies whose essential purpose was to restrict entrance and protect the interests of practitioners. In the 1990s, in the aftermath of the rise of managed care, professionalism assumed a very different meaning. Both physicians and consumers invoked its principles to defend their prerogatives and to protest the restrictions on service delivery imposed by health maintenance organizations. Alert to this record, IMAP's commitment to professionalism reflects its judgment that the principles of professionalism have a vital role to play in the health care system.
The Institute on Medicine as a Profession's chief publications in the field include the following:
Professionalism in Medicine: Results of a National Survey (2007)
Author: Eric Campbell, et al.
Publication: Annals of Internal Medicine
Medical Professionalism—Focusing on the Real Issues (2000)
Author: David Rothman
Publication: New England Journal of Medicine
Medical Professionalism in the New Millenium: A Physician Charter
Author: ABIM Foundation
Format: Website link
Syllabus: The Concept and Practice of Professionalism in Public Health
Authors: Sheila Rothman and David Rothman
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