PROFESSIONALISM, ETHICS, AND PERSONAL VALUES

SUB-COMPETENCIES
  1. Professional values
  1. Articulates the meaning of professionalism, professional tradition, professional ethics, and biomedical ethics
    1. Describes professionalism as it relates to patient care and the professional tradition
    2. Articulates understanding of biomedical ethics
    3. Demonstrates process of ethical decision making in patient care and other professional situations
  2. Describes professional virtues and behaviors, including altruism, fidelity, respect, compassion, honor, integrity, and striving for excellence
  3. Displays professional virtues and behaviors, including altruism, fidelity, respect, compassion, honor, integrity, and striving for excellence
    1. Demonstrates professional behaviors that illustrate the 7 listed virtues and recognizes these behaviors in oneself and others
    2. Demonstrates behaviors that constitute striving for excellence and recognizes these behaviors in oneself and others
  1. Clinical decision making
  1. Makes and justifies clinical decisions that reflect and incorporate an understanding of the ethical dimension of medical practice.
  2. Makes and describes clinical decisions that reflect an understand of the social and cultural dimensions of medical practice, including the patient's health belief system, the sick roles, and adherence to therapy
  3. Describes and articulates a position on major ethical dilemmas in Medicine
  4. Makes and defends decisions in clinical situations involving value conflicts
  1. Obligations to patients
  1. Provides compassionate care to all patients regardless of disease, prognosis, age, gender, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and religious, cultural or health-related beliefs
  2. Demonstrates skills - commitment, loyalty, follow-up - required to be an effective patient advocate
  3. Demonstrates respect for patients' privacy including but not limited to maintaining confidentiality.
  4. Demonstrates respect for patients as persons by being sensitive to, eliciting, and responding appropriately to patients' personal values and beliefs
    1. Listens and responds to others respectfully
    2. Manifests empathy
    3. Maintains composure during difficult interactions
  5. Demonstrates honesty and integrity in interactions with patients and families
  6. Maintains appropriate boundaries in relationships with patients
    1. Avoids inappropriate touching and language
    2. Suspends exam if requested by patient
    3. Responds appropriately to advances or hostility
  7. Maintains professional appearance, bearing and demeanor.
  1. Obligations to colleagues and teachers
  1. Shows respect consistently
    1. Through attitudes and behavior
    2. As role model by punctuality and reliability
  2. Takes responsibility
    1. For one's own actions
    2. Fulfills obligations in a timely manner
    3. Assumes appropriate share of team work
  3. Collaborates with others - Functions effectively as a team member. Assumes appropriate share of team work. Takes on extra work to help the team
  4. Demonstrates commitment to teaching colleagues, students, and others
    1. Notes and responds to inappropriate behavior in appropriate and timely manner.
    2. Participates in educational activities to benefit and assist others
  1. Obligations to the larger community
  1. Responds in a professional way to societal needs in general and to the particular needs of the community they serve
  2. Demonstrates professionalism regarding gifts, conflicts of interest, and appearance of impropriety
    1. Describes, illustrates and avoids professional conflicts of interest
    2. Does not accept inappropriate gifts or favors from patients