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Volume 20 Supplement 2

The Physician and Professionalism Today: Challenges to and strategies for ethical professional medical practice

Research

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.

Edited by Jean-Pierre Unger, Claudio Schuftan and Alicia Stolkiner.

  1. 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 ...

    Authors: Jean-Pierre Unger, Ingrid Morales, Pierre De Paepe and Michel Roland

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20(Suppl 2):1068

    Content type: Commentary

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  2. 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...

    Authors: Jean-Pierre Unger, Ingrid Morales and Pierre De Paepe

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20(Suppl 2):1071

    Content type: Commentary

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  3. 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...

    Authors: Jean-Pierre Unger, Ingrid Morales and Pierre De Paepe

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20(Suppl 2):1072

    Content type: Commentary

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  4. 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...

    Authors: Jean-Pierre Unger, Ingrid Morales, Pierre De Paepe and Michel Roland

    Citation: BMC Health Services Research 2020 20(Suppl 2):1067

    Content type: Commentary

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