Medical professionalism project

Russell L Gruen
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (2): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2003.tb05081.x
Published online: 20 January 2003

To the Editor: Young doctors and medical students are acculturated into healthcare systems in which governments, corporations, consumer groups and other stakeholders have an increasing presence. These forces have so significantly altered medical practice in the United States, for example, that many doctors have questioned the applicability of traditional patient-centred values. Whether or not Australian doctors have faced such adversity, medical practice is becoming increasingly complex, and the Medical Professionalism Project's charter1 encourages us to consider how we might best serve the future needs of patients, families and the community.


  • 1. Medical Professionalism Project. Medical professionalism in the new millennium: a physicians' charter. Med J Aust 2002; 177: 263-265. <eMJA full text>


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