Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Summer;22(2):111-2. doi: 10.1053/j.semtcvs.2010.08.002.

Professionalism in medicine: are we closer to unifying principles?

Author information

  • 1Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA.


The enhancement of professionalism in surgery and medicine is an important goal for all healthcare providers, both at the individual level of the physician and at the large-scale level of the healthcare system. Recently, much has been written about the challenges in implementing the concept of professionalism within healthcare delivery. The dilemma of ensuring a uniform commitment to professional behavior from all physicians has gained particular attention. In a unique approach, Lucey and Souba advocate for addressing the problem of lapses in professionalism as a form of medical error. This perspective may provide a fresh outlook on the problem.

Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk