American society and the medical profession have historically been dominated by a « single master » view that emphasizes unrestrained advocacy for individual patients and prohibits physicians, including those who work in critical care units, from being providers and rationers of health care services simultaneously.
With its emphasis on universal access and cost containment, health care reform requires that society and the medical profession balance this individualistic ethic with a communitarian ethic that stresses proportional advocacy for all patients and encourages physicians and patients to help define the scope of services their health care institutions provide.
Mots-clés Pascal : Réanimation, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Relation médecin malade
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Resuscitation, Human, United States, North America, America, Physician patient relation
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0616139
Code Inist : 002B27B15. Création : 09/06/1995.