Explore this JAMA series discussing common behavioral and ethical dilemmas in the practice of medicine and ways to resolve them.
This qualitative study used a mixed-methods approach to analyze survey and narrative data on how professionalism standards are operationalized and perceived in diverse health care work and learning environments.
This qualitative study uses data from interviews via email and national surgical societies to investigate interprofessional workplace conflicts experienced by women surgeons.
This Viewpoint provides a historical perspective on the evolution of the roles and responsibilities of physicians and proposes a response to the trends in dysfunctional health care systems, lifestyle changes that favor distancing from patients, disruptions in care continuity, and expectations that doctors manage social determinants of health that threaten physician identity.
This study uses systematic reviews, interviews, and an expert consensus process to identify practices that promote clinician presence and connection during patient visits: preparation and listening with intent, agreeing on what matters most, connecting with the patient’s story, and exploring emotional cues.
This Viewpoint discusses the importance of structuring value-based purchasing models around principles of physician professionalism to ensure that measures that lead to more payment are clinically meaningful, do not increase administrative burden, do not displace clinicians’ intrinsic motivation to help patients with financial motivations, and do not incentivize physicians to avoid sicker, more complicated patients.
This Viewpoint discusses the phenomenon of physicians talking about patients with their partners and spouses, and the tensions between balancing patient privacy with having a personal outlet and support for processing challenging clinical experiences.
This cohort study assesses the association between surgeons with higher numbers of reports from coworkers about unprofessional behaviors and the risk for postoperative complications in their patients.
This Special Communication elaborates on the concept of microaggressions and provides suggestions for how recipients or bystanders can respond to them.
This follow-up analysis of pilot randomized clinical trial data explores the potential benefits of mindfulness-based stress reduction for improving well-being among postgraduate year 1 surgery residents.
This essay describes the importance of, and decline of membership in, specialty medical societies.
This cross-sectional internet-based survey study analyzes sexual harassment among physicians in an academic tertiary referral center in Germany.
This Viewpoint calls out the limited evidence supporting current pay-for-improvement incentives in the US, and argues that performance improvement programs that emphasize nonfinancial rewards, resources for quality improvement, and team-based recognition would be more consistent with physician motivation and professionalism and would be worth evaluating as a means to reduce health care costs and waste and improve quality.
This cross-sectional study examines the characteristics of physicians excluded from participation in US Medicare and state public health insurance plans between 2007 and 2017 owing to fraud, health crimes, or unlawful prescribing of controlled substances.
This review of 10 peer-reviewed studies and 5 program curricula evaluates published programs designed to prevent or decrease the mistreatment of medical trainees.
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