Title

The Remains of the Profession, or What the Butler Knew

Date

February 2001

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Professional Autonomy; Physicians; History of Medicine

Disciplines

History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Abstract

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.

Rights and Permissions

Published in: Annals of Internal Medicine, 134(3): 255-259, 2001. Link to online version

Comments

Reprinted in King County Medical Society Bulletin, 80(7):1,11-66, July/August 2001.

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