"Renewing Professionalism" Video Series: "Resetting the Social Contract"

June 02, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
The ABIM Foundation's video series, "Renewing Professionalism: A Challenge to the Health Care Community" documents a discussion among a group of nationally known physician leaders, educators, payers, policy opinion leaders and patient advocates. The series presents the varying perspectives of these health care leaders on professional values and behaviors that impact the delivery of high quality care.

"Resetting the Social Contract," the second in the five-part series, addresses the dilemmas physicians face in putting the interest of the patient first while working in the best interest of the community.

Specific topics include:

- The role of physicians as stewards of health care resources
- Physicians' relationships with hospitals and systems
- Integrating cultural and family perspectives into care

Among the interviewees featured in the discussion are:

- Richard Baron, MD, President, Greenhouse Internists, PC
- Clarence Braddock, MD, MPH, Associate Dean for Medical Education and Associate Professor of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine
- F. Daniel Duffy, MD, Dean, University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine
- Meg Gaines, JD, Director, Professor of Law, Center for Patient Partnerships, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- James Guest, President and Chief Executive Officer, Consumers Union
- Glenn Hackbarth, JD, Chairman, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
- Holly Humphrey, MD, Dean for Medical Education, University of Chicago School of Medicine
- Darrell Kirch, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, Association of American Medical Colleges
- Jennifer Ng'andu, Deputy Director, Health Policy Project, National Council of La Raza
- David Reuben, MD, Chief of Geriatrics Division, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

All five parts of the video series are available on the ABIM Foundation website.

The mission of the ABIM Foundation is to advance medical professionalism to improve the health care system. We achieve this by collaborating with physicians and physician leaders, medical trainees, health care delivery systems, payers, policy makers, consumer organizations and patients to foster a shared understanding of professionalism and how they can adopt the tenets of professionalism in practice. To learn more about the ABIM Foundation, visit www.abimfoundation.org, connect with us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.