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  1. #1
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    Aug 2007

    Default Doctor Visits

    I think we should all make a copy of this and take it to all of our doctors visits-- just in case some of them forgot .

    Principles of medical ethics

    The medical profession has long subscribed to a body of ethical statements developed primarily for the benefit of the patient. As a member of this profession, a physician must recognize responsibility to patients first and foremost, as well as to society, to other health professionals, and to self. The following Principles adopted by the American Medical Association are not laws, but standards of conduct which define the essentials of honorable behavior for the physician.

    Principles of medical ethics

    A physician shall be dedicated to providing competent medical care, with compassion and respect for human dignity and rights.

    A physician shall uphold the standards of professionalism, be honest in all professional interactions, and strive to report physicians deficient in character or competence, or engaging in fraud or deception, to appropriate entities.

    A physician shall respect the law and also recognize a responsibility to seek changes in those requirements which are contrary to the best interests of the patient.

    A physician shall respect the rights of patients, colleagues, and other health professionals, and shall safeguard patient confidences and privacy within the constraints of the law.

    A physician shall continue to study, apply, and advance scientific knowledge, maintain a commitment to medical education, make relevant information available to patients, colleagues, and the public, obtain consultation, and use the talents of other health professionals when indicated.

    A physician shall, in the provision of appropriate patient care, except in emergencies, be free to choose whom to serve, with whom to associate, and the environment in which to provide medical care.

    A physician shall recognize a responsibility to participate in activities contributing to the improvement of the community and the betterment of public health.

    A physician shall, while caring for a patient, regard responsibility to the patient as paramount.

    A physician shall support access to medical care for all people.

    Adopted by the AMA's House of Delegates June 17, 2001.

    History of the Principles of Medical Ethics
    A history of the revisions to the Principles of Medical Ethics

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2007

    Default Re: Dr Visits

    Yes I agree
    The first WC doc I was sent too happened to be an old Doc I used to see
    He stated that the insurance company pays the WC docs a large sum upfront and as the care goes on they get less and less money
    So you see it is in the best interest to the doc to get you back to work
    Seems like a crime to me....

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Western New York State

    Wink Re: Dr Visits

    Adopted by the AMA's House of Delegates June 17, 2001.

    Now you know why old doc's are IME's, they never read or heard of this! LOL

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