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On My Mind
April 2005

Come One, Come All, Come None

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Copyright 2005 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2005

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2005;159(4):317-318. doi:10.1001/archpedi.159.4.317

Two years ago, the Annals of Internal Medicine published a physician charter on professionalism.1 The charter was based on the premise that changes in health care delivery systems throughout the industrialized world threaten the professional values of medicine. It outlined 3 fundamental principles of professionalism and 10 specific professional responsibilities. Among the principles were the primacy of patient welfare and social justice; among the professional responsibilities was the commitment to improving access to care.

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