The Remains of the Profession, or What the Butler Knew
Medical Subject Headings
Professional Autonomy; Physicians
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The Remains of the Day,the brilliant novel by Kazuo Ishiguro, reminds us, physicians and health care organizations alike, that no matter what the setting or the institutional constraints, authentic professionalism in the broadest sense cannot abrogate its core duties: to make sound and ethical judgments and to acknowledge the responsibility for having made them.
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Published in: Annals of Internal Medicine, 134(3): 255-259, 2001. Link to online version
More, Ellen S., "The Remains of the Profession, or What the Butler Knew" (2001). University of Massachusetts Medical School. Library Publications and Presentations. Paper 50.
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