Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Short Communication Volume 4 Issue 11

Ethics and Professionalism in Medical Practice

Ajaz Ahmad Rather1,2* and Sanan Ajaz Rather3

1Professor and Head Surgery, SKIMS Medical College, Hospital, Srinagar, Kashmir, India
2Ex-Professor of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Bisha, Saudi Arabia
3Medical Student (Pre-Final), India

*Corresponding Author: Ajaz Ahmad Rather, Professor and Head Surgery, SKIMS Medical College, Hospital, Srinagar, Kashmir, India and Ex-Professor of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Bisha, Saudi Arabia.

Received: September 24, 2020; Published: October 28, 2020

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   In the present era of materialism where everyone is in the rat race of earning by all illegal means what so ever possible, keeping aside all the ethical principles and professionalism, it becomes mandatory to throw some light on this subject. In the field of medicine it is essential to maintain these two principles as it involves in dealing with patients life, thus making it more pertinent to discuss this issue in detail with special reference to medical profession. Nowadays we find a trust deficit between patients and doctors resulting in violence, patient doctor conflicts and medico legal issues probably because we are concentrating less on this issue. In most of the medical colleges of the country medical ethics is not taught as a part of curriculum as there is an old dictum that “Ethics are caught but not taught”. This seems to be the need of the hour that medical ethics and professionalism may be taught as a subject and included religiously as a part of curriculum during medical course. At the outset let us define what do we mean by ethics and professionalism.

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References

  1. Professionalism and ethics, Handbook for Residents Professor James Ware, MA, MB, FRCS, DMSc Director of Medical Education and Postgraduate Studies Department of Medical Education and Postgraduate Studies Saudi Commission for Health Specialties Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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Citation

Citation: Ajaz Ahmad Rather and Sanan Ajaz Rather. “Ethics and Professionalism in Medical Practice". Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 4.11 (2020): 141-143.




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