Medical Professionalism Publications

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:

 

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