Edited by Jean-Pierre Unger, Claudio Schuftan and Alicia Stolkiner.
Volume 20 Supplement 2
The Physician and Professionalism Today: Challenges to and strategies for ethical professional medical practice
Publication of this supplement is funded by the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp. The articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. Supplement Editors were not involved in the review process on any article that they co-authored. The Supplement Editors declare that they have no other competing interests.
Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20(Suppl 2):1069
A plea to merge clinical and public health practices: reasons and consequences
Revisiting professionalism, both as a medical ideal and educational topic, this paper asks whether, in the rise of artificial intelligence, healthcare commoditisation and environmental challenges, a rationale ...Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20(Suppl 2):1068
Integrating clinical and public health knowledge in support of joint medical practice
Strong relations between medicine and public health have long been advocated. Today, professional medical practice assumes joint clinical/public health objectives:
Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20(Suppl 2):1073
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In defence of a single body of clinical and public health, medical ethics
Since some form of dual clinical/public health practice is desirable, this paper explains why their ethics should be combined to influence medical practice and explores a way to achieve that.Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20(Suppl 2):1070
Medical heuristics and action-research: professionalism versus science
Professional knowledge aims at improving practice. It reduces uncertainty in decision-making, improves effectiveness in action and relevance in evaluation, stimulates reflexivity, and subjects practice to ethi...Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20(Suppl 2):1071
Objectives, methods, and results in critical health systems and policy research: evaluating the healthcare market
Since the 1980s, markets have turned increasingly to intangible goods – healthcare, education, the arts, and justice. Over 40 years, the authors investigated healthcare commoditisation to produce policy knowle...Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20(Suppl 2):1072
Neo-Hippocratic healthcare policies: professional or industrial healthcare delivery? A choice for doctors, patients, and their organisations
Ethical medical practice requires managing health services to promote professionalism and secure accessibility to care. Commercially financed and industrially managed services strain the physicians’ clinical a...Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20(Suppl 2):1067
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