Navigation Links
Internists remind physicians about universal ethical principles
Date:2/28/2011

PHILADELPHIA, February 28, 2011 "Honesty is a core professional obligation and lying, even for a patient, is a breach of that obligation," J. Fred Ralston Jr., MD, FACP, president of the American College of Physicians (ACP) reminded all physicians, including the organization's 130,000 internal medicine physician and medical student members today.

ACP's statement was issued amid reported confusion surrounding "sick notes" issued without a medical evaluation to some protesters absent from work to attend rallies at the state capitol in Madison, Wis.

"This has most recently been discussed in Wisconsin, but it's not a state-based issue, like a state law," said Steven B. Pearson, MD, FACP, governor of the Wisconsin Chapter of ACP. "Rather it is a universal ethics principle on which ethics policy is based."

"Society empowers and trusts physicians to serve the interests of individual patients," Ralston said. "But physician authority and privileges also come with responsibilities to the community, even when individual patients want otherwise."

The 'sick note' situation is only one example of an array of ethical issues addressed by ACP in its Ethics Manual. The organization also develops policies and case studies providing ethical guidance and recommendations to help internists and their patients with many situations.


'/>"/>

Contact: David Kinsman
dkinsman@acponline.org
202-261-4554
American College of Physicians
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Survey finds general internists leave practice sooner than subspecialists
2. Physician assistants and internists reaffirm need for team-based primary care
3. Academic internists release principles for Medicare GME reform
4. Internists outline comprehensive federal strategy to control tobacco use
5. Resource guide for internists released by ACP
6. Updated resource guide for internists released by ACP
7. Internists issue heartfelt plea for Congress to help patients by stopping Medicare SGR cuts
8. NationalCreditReport.com Reminds Consumers of Ways to Improve Credit Report and Score in 2010
9. Sensis Condoms With QuikStrips(TM) Reminds Lovers To Protect The Passion This Valentines Day
10. PDA Reminds Parents About the Importance of Childrens Oral Health
11. Pennsylvania to Observe Problem Gambling Awareness Week; Remind Residents of Available Counseling and Treatment Services
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/9/2016)... ... February 09, 2016 , ... Cirracore Enterprise ... enterprises move workloads to the cloud. Cirracore provides a secure VMware® vCloud ... traversing the Internet. Transformation Solutions (TSL Partners) provides a full range of ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 09, 2016 , ... ... specialty pharmacies, announces today the continuation of the ‘Pay It Forward’ program into ... prescription referral received at our specialty pharmacy. , “Since our Pay It ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... ... February 09, 2016 , ... On January 12, 2016 Paul ... appointment after they noticed their furnace not producing any heat. Shortly after entering the ... cracked heat exchanger was leaking dangerous levels of carbon monoxide into the home, at ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... ... February 09, 2016 , ... The ... Herberger’s and Younkers department stores, announced it has raised $176,000 to benefit the ... Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa, The Lynn Sage Cancer ...
(Date:2/9/2016)... ... 09, 2016 , ... ZipHearing.com is proud to ... hearing aids , increase industry transparency, and promote awareness of hearing solutions ... “For the average consumer, the hearing aid industry is esoteric and difficult to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/9/2016)... N.J. , Feb. 9, 2016  Bluestar Silicones ... (LSR) product line for long-term implant applications and ... Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West Conference (Booth ... --> --> ... Silbione® Biomedical LSRs offer outstanding physical properties enabling ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... Respiratory Devices - Medical Devices Pipeline ... sector report, " Respiratory Devices - Medical Devices ... Respiratory Devices currently in pipeline stage. The ... with comparative analysis of the products at various ... involved in the pipeline product development. It also ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... 8, 2016 CBG Technologies, a U.S. ... Solvent Recycling Systems, specifically designed for precision parts ... new and existing vapor degreasers, parts washers and ... through continuous recycling and recovers 100% of the ... --> Precision parts manufacturers benefit from ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: