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How Virtue Ethics Informs Medical Professionalism.
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PMID:  23138499     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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We argue that a turn toward virtue ethics as a way of understanding medical professionalism represents both a valuable corrective and a missed opportunity. We look at three ways in which a closer appeal to virtue ethics could help address current problems or issues in professionalism education-first, balancing professionalism training with demands for professional virtues as a prerequisite; second, preventing demands for the demonstrable achievement of competencies from working against ideal professionalism education as lifelong learning; and third, avoiding temptations to dismiss moral distress as a mere "hidden curriculum" problem. As a further demonstration of how best to approach a lifelong practice of medical virtue, we will examine altruism as a mean between the extremes of self-sacrifice and selfishness.
Authors:
Susan D McCammon; Howard Brody
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  HEC forum : an interdisciplinary journal on hospitals' ethical and legal issues     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1572-8498     ISO Abbreviation:  HEC Forum     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8917455     Medline TA:  HEC Forum     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX, 77555-0521, USA, sdmccamm@utmb.edu.
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