It seems timely to define the purpose of medicine and examine the concept of a profession.
This paper does so in the wider context of health, values in society, and the need to involve patients and the public as a whole.
The author looks closely at what doctors do and concludes that making the diagnosis is a key element.
The consultation is the building block for resource allocation.
In addition to the diagnosis it sets out the prognosis and possible treatment and emphasises the importance of communicating these to the patient.
Looking at the kind of doctor we need raises such issues as ethical standards, continuing professional development, team working, clinical standards, quality, outcomes, and research and development.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecine, Pratique professionnelle, Définition, Ethique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Medicine, Professional practice, Definition, Ethics
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0089399
Code Inist : 002B01. Création : 09/06/1995.