Table 1.

The Physician Charter on Medical Professionalism6,7 (used with the permission of the American College of Physicians).

Fundamental Principles
  • ➢ Principle of primacy of patient welfare
  • ➢ Principle of patient autonomy
  • ➢ Principle of social justice
Professional Responsibilities
  • ➢ Commitment to professional competence
  • ➢ Commitment to honesty with patients
  • ➢ Commitment to patient confidentiality
  • ➢ Commitment to maintaining appropriate relations with patients
  • ➢ Commitment to improving quality of care
  • ➢ Commitment to improving access to care
  • ➢ Commitment to a just distribution of finite resources
  • ➢ Commitment to scientific knowledge
  • ➢ Commitment to maintaining trust by managing conflicts of interests
  • ➢ Commitment to professional responsibilities
RMMJ Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal Rambam Health Care Campus 2015 April; 6(2): e0011. ISSN: 2076-9172
Published online 2015 April 29. doi: 10.5041/RMMJ.10195.