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Defining professionalism in medical education: a systematic review

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Abstract


  • Introduction: We undertook a systematic review and narrative synthesis of the literature to identify how professionalism is defined in the medical education literature.

    Methods: Eligible studies included any articles published between 1999 and 2009 inclusive presenting viewpoints, opinions, or empirical research on defining medical professionalism.

    Results: We identified 195 papers on the topic of definition of professionalism in medicine. Of these, we rated 26 as high quality and included these in the narrative synthesis.

    Conclusion: As yet there is no overarching conceptual context of medical professionalism that is universally agreed upon. The continually shifting nature of the organizational and social milieu in which medicine operates creates a dynamic situation where no definition has yet taken hold as definitive.

UOW Authors


  •   Birden, Hudson H. (external author)
  •   Glass, Nel (external author)
  •   Wilson, Ian
  •   Harrison, Michelle (external author)
  •   Usherwood, Tim (external author)
  •   Nass, Duncan (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Birden, H., Glass, N., Wilson, I., Harrison, M., Usherwood, T. & Nass, D. (2014). Defining professionalism in medical education: a systematic review. Medical Teacher, 36 (1), 47-61.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84890674457

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2328&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/1310

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 14

Start Page


  • 47

End Page


  • 61

Volume


  • 36

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Introduction: We undertook a systematic review and narrative synthesis of the literature to identify how professionalism is defined in the medical education literature.

    Methods: Eligible studies included any articles published between 1999 and 2009 inclusive presenting viewpoints, opinions, or empirical research on defining medical professionalism.

    Results: We identified 195 papers on the topic of definition of professionalism in medicine. Of these, we rated 26 as high quality and included these in the narrative synthesis.

    Conclusion: As yet there is no overarching conceptual context of medical professionalism that is universally agreed upon. The continually shifting nature of the organizational and social milieu in which medicine operates creates a dynamic situation where no definition has yet taken hold as definitive.

UOW Authors


  •   Birden, Hudson H. (external author)
  •   Glass, Nel (external author)
  •   Wilson, Ian
  •   Harrison, Michelle (external author)
  •   Usherwood, Tim (external author)
  •   Nass, Duncan (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Birden, H., Glass, N., Wilson, I., Harrison, M., Usherwood, T. & Nass, D. (2014). Defining professionalism in medical education: a systematic review. Medical Teacher, 36 (1), 47-61.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84890674457

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2328&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/1310

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 14

Start Page


  • 47

End Page


  • 61

Volume


  • 36

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom