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Patients are at the heart of new medical professionalism

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 08 December 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1355
  1. Andrew Cole
  1. London

    A report from the Royal College of Physicians on medical professionalism highlights a “serious failure” in doctors' leadership and calls for a central forum to give the profession a single united voice.

    The report also proposes a new definition of medical professionalism that focuses on partnership with patients and with other disciplines and discards the concepts of autonomy, privilege, and self regulation.

    The wide ranging working party report, Doctors in Society: Medical Professionalism in a Changing World, comes at …

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