Accession Number:

AD1036179

Title:

Lapses in Professionalism: A Structured Approach to unMASK and Address the Problems

Descriptive Note:

Conference Paper

Corporate Author:

59th Medcial Wing San Antonio United States

Report Date:

2016-04-28

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Professionalism problems are ubiquitous in GME training programs, and yet they are often among the most challenging issues to address. Unlike deficiencies in the other core competencies, often it is not clear if remediation of professionalism is possible or how to remediation plan should be developed and implemented. Since professional conduct encompasses a complex set of attitudes and values, medical educators are often faced with making difficult, value-based decisions regarding the actions to take when a trainee demonstrates a lapse in this essential domain of medical practice. In some instances, it is necessary to balance a trainees future career potential against the mandate of patient safety and public trust.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE