How Should Commerce and Calling Be Balanced?

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Physicians and all health professionals need to find an appropriate balance between the interests of individual patients and their organization's bottom line. Corporatization in health care has complicated such efforts. More and more health professionals function as employees of health care organizations, some of which value leaders' and shareholders' interests over those of patients. When faced with such conflicts, physicians bear a responsibility to put patients first and to advocate for their profession.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E187-E192
JournalAMA journal of ethics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health(social science)
  • Health Policy

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