Medical professionalism: it is really under threat?

George Halasz
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (5): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2007.tb01261.x
Published online: 3 September 2007

To the Editor: Breen’s timely call for a reality check on medical professionalism noted major global changes that affect contemporary doctor–patient relationships: new technology, changing market forces, evidence-based treatment protocols, and resource-driven health services and policies.1 The call by our colleagues in the United States and United Kingdom to restore “trust that the public used to have in the profession” was urgent.

  • George Halasz

  • Department of Psychological Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC.



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