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The Charter on Professionalism for Health Care Organizations.
Acad Med. 2017 08; 92(8):1091-1099.AM

Abstract

In 2002, the Physician Charter on Medical Professionalism was published to provide physicians with guidance for decision making in a rapidly changing environment. Feedback from physicians indicated that they were unable to fully live up to the principles in the 2002 charter partly because of their employing or affiliated health care organizations. A multistakeholder group has developed a Charter on Professionalism for Health Care Organizations, which may provide more guidance than charters for individual disciplines, given the current structure of health care delivery systems.This article contains the Charter on Professionalism for Health Care Organizations, as well as the process and rationale for its development. For hospitals and hospital systems to effectively care for patients, maintain a healthy workforce, and improve the health of populations, they must attend to the four domains addressed by the Charter: patient partnerships, organizational culture, community partnerships, and operations and business practices. Impacting the social determinants of health will require collaboration among health care organizations, government, and communities.Transitioning to the model hospital described by the Charter will challenge historical roles and assumptions of both its leadership and staff. While the Charter is aspirational, it also outlines specific institutional behaviors that will benefit both patients and workers. Lastly, this article considers obstacles to implementing the Charter and explores avenues to facilitate its dissemination.

Authors+Show Affiliations

B.E. Egener is medical director, Foundation for Medical Excellence, Portland, Oregon. D.J. Mason is codirector, Center for Health, Media & Policy, New York, New York. W.J. McDonald is emeritus professor of medicine, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon, and senior vice president, QHC (Quality in Healthcare) Advisory Group, Huntington, New York. S. Okun is vice president for advocacy, policy and patient safety, PatientsLikeMe, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts. M.E. Gaines is distinguished clinical professor of law and director, Center for Patient Partnerships, University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wisconsin. D.A. Fleming is professor and chair of medicine and codirector, Center for Health Ethics, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, Missouri. B.M. Rosof is professor of medicine, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, Hempstead, New York, and chief executive officer, QHC (Quality in Healthcare) Advisory Group, Huntington, New York. D. Gullen is codirector, Communication in Healthcare Program, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Scottsdale, Arizona. M.-L. Andresen is vice president, QHC (Quality in Healthcare) Advisory Group, Huntington, New York.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

28079726

Citation

Egener, Barry E., et al. "The Charter On Professionalism for Health Care Organizations." Academic Medicine : Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, vol. 92, no. 8, 2017, pp. 1091-1099.
Egener BE, Mason DJ, McDonald WJ, et al. The Charter on Professionalism for Health Care Organizations. Acad Med. 2017;92(8):1091-1099.
Egener, B. E., Mason, D. J., McDonald, W. J., Okun, S., Gaines, M. E., Fleming, D. A., Rosof, B. M., Gullen, D., & Andresen, M. L. (2017). The Charter on Professionalism for Health Care Organizations. Academic Medicine : Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, 92(8), 1091-1099. https://doi.org/10.1097/ACM.0000000000001561
Egener BE, et al. The Charter On Professionalism for Health Care Organizations. Acad Med. 2017;92(8):1091-1099. PubMed PMID: 28079726.
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