Medical Professionalism at RCSI
Our work focuses on medical professionalism and personal and professional identity formation. Our vision is to advance medical professionalism, to benefit patients through research, education and enhancement of clinical practice.
Medical professionalism relates to forming values, behaviours and attitudes that promote professional relationships, promote public trust and enhance patient safety. As per the RCSI model of professionalism, it incorporates integrity, altruism, advocacy, self-care, compassion, evidence-based and reflective practice, cultural sensitivity, compassion, ethical practice and effective communication. These characteristics, which underpin the science and practice of medicine, form the basis of a social contract between the medical profession and society.
Professionalism is at the core of the patient – doctor relationship and is fundamental for patient safety and the delivery of highest quality healthcare.
Medical Professionalism at RCSI is led by Professor Denis Harkin, who as Department Chair holds the only such post in an Irish medical university.
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