Expectations and Obligations: Professionalism and Medicine’s Social Contract with Society.

Cruess, R.L, Cruess, S.R.
Submitted: January, 2008

Explores aspects of the social contract. As health care has become of great importance to both individual citizens and to society, it has become more important to understand medicine’s relationship to the society it serves in order to have a basis for meaningful dialogue. During the past decade, individuals in the medical, legal, social sciences, and health policy fields have suggested that professionalism serves