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Legal controls of the medical profession.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19584726     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The authors, after a brief historical review of the theme, review the articles published in the last year. The purpose is to verify how the field has moved on during this period, as a constant increase of legal and social controls on the medical profession is perceived. RECENT FINDINGS: Surprisingly, very few articles treating directly the theme reviewed were found. The better part of the articles examined legal aspects of the medical profession in a nonsystematic way. Among the ones selected those that dealt with internal controls (produced by the professional categories such as the Clinical Practice Guidelines) and those that dealt with external controls (produced by other social groups) could be identified. SUMMARY: The authors conclude that the existence of limits and internal and external controls is fundamental for a professional medical practice of quality. However, the excess of controls, which causes a defensive attitude, may negatively interfere in the quality of the care offered to patients.
José Gv Taborda; Elias Abdalla-Filho; Cíntia Dohler; Helena Dias de Castro Bins
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in psychiatry     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1473-6578     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Opin Psychiatry     Publication Date:  2009 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-30     Completed Date:  2009-10-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8809880     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Psychiatry     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  492-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical Medicine, Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Codes of Ethics
Ethics, Medical* / history
Forensic Medicine / legislation & jurisprudence,  standards
History, 15th Century
History, 16th Century
History, 17th Century
History, 18th Century
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
History, Ancient
History, Medieval
Malpractice / legislation & jurisprudence
Medicine* / standards
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Professional Autonomy*
Professional Practice* / standards
Social Control, Formal*

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