본문 바로가기
  • Home

Medical Professionalism Version 2.0

  • Korean Journal of Medical Ethics
  • Abbr : 의료윤리
  • 2023, 26(4), pp.303-308
  • Publisher : The Korean Society For Medical Ethics
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > General Medicine
  • Received : November 10, 2023
  • Accepted : November 24, 2023
  • Published : December 31, 2023

LEE Kyungdo 1

1울산의대 인문사회의학교실

Accredited

ABSTRACT

In the article “The crisis in the essential healthcare system and medical professionalism,” the author suggests thatdiscussions about how to solve the crisis in the South-Korean essential healthcare system should be grounded inmedical professionalism, which is itself based on the individual doctor-patient relationship. The author claims thatrestoring medical professionalism will mitigate the negative consequences of the current crisis by preventing doctorsfrom prescribing unnecessary treatments and therefore restraining medical consumerism and the rapid expansion ofthe private health insurance system. This commentary raises questions about how medical professionalism, of whichthe primary focus lies in the individual doctor-patient relationship, could be applied in the macro-level. It is arguedthat in order to address macro-level healthcare issues, the conventional concept of medical professionalism needs tobe revised and strengthened.

Citation status

* References for papers published after 2022 are currently being built.