Healthcare reform is inevitable, with or without Obamacare. Achieving the needed reforms will require several changes – true paradigm shifts, in fact — in the way doctors relate to their patients. Inherent in these paradigm shifts are many new challenges to the fundamental tenet of medical professionalism – maintaining the primacy of patients’ welfare over the self-interest of doctors. This session will explore several questions raised by this prospect:
- Why is healthcare reform inevitable?
- What key changes are needed to “reform” the healthcare system?
- How will these changes affect the ethical foundation of the doctor-patient relationship?
- What is meant by “medical professionalism”?
- In what ways – both old and emerging – will doctors be tempted to act “unprofessionally”?
- How can doctors’ resolve to resist those temptations be bolstered?
|Lecture # F1R5|
|Register early! There is a $5 charge for registering on the day of a one-time lecture or event.|
| ||Place:||Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus|
| ||Dates:||Thursday — Nov. 7, 2013|
| ||Time:||7:00 p.m. — 8:30 p.m.|
| ||Fee:||$20 / member; $30 / non-member|