The social-contract model of professionalism: baby or bath water?

Kurlander, J.E., Morin, K., Wynia, M.K.
Submitted: January, 2004

Discussed three aspects of social contract model for professionalism in light of realities of quality chasm and calls for medicine defending the sick and promoting access to health care for all, but points out limits. As professionals, physicians should defend health in a host of public-policy debates, but health alone does not constitute social justice.

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