What Is Left of Professionalism After Managed Care?
Sullivan, William M.
Hastings Center Report. 1999 Mar-Apr; 29(2): 7-13.
Modern American medicine has wedded scientific advance to a small business model of the individual practitioner, defining professionalism as technical understanding. If the profession is to survive, it must draw on older ideals of the learned professions as acting on behalf of the community, and reinvigorate a ovic understanding of professional life.
Autonomy; Business Ethics; Capitalism; Contracts; Economics; Ethics; Federal Government; Government; Government Regulation; Health; Health Care; Health Care Reform; Health Insurance; Industry; Institutional Ethics; Insurance; Lawyers; Life; Managed Care Programs; Medicine; Moral Obligations; Managed Care; National Health Insurance; Obligations to Society; Organizations; Physician's Role; Physicians; Professional Autonomy; Public Policy; Regulation; Self Regulation; Social Control; Sociology; Technical Expertise; Trends; Trust;