Medical professionalism undermined in armed conflicts [Response to: Doctors in Syria are forced to treat patients in secret, charity says]

Ahmadi, Keivan, Cheah, C H and Soyiri, Ireneous N (2012) Medical professionalism undermined in armed conflicts [Response to: Doctors in Syria are forced to treat patients in secret, charity says]. BMJ.

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Abstract

The medical professionalism is grossly undermined in the current situation in Syria.Cruess et al. described medical professionalism as an idea to be sustained (1) and this cannot be achieved unless there are structural supports available and functional. Creating long list of attributes on medical education and professionalism alone (2) would not do any better in real health work environment or in extra-ordinary situations. Syria is not the first state violating the code of ethics in the medical field and may not be the last. Almost a year ago the World Medical Association (WMA) issued a resolution on Bahrain (3), demanding that all states understand and respect the concept of medical neutrality.

Keywords:medical professionalism, arm conflict, bmjtype
Subjects:A Medicine and Dentistry > A990 Medicine and Dentistry not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Science > School of Pharmacy
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Deposited On:04 Feb 2016 14:42

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