Talking about good professional practice: Views on what it means to be a good doctor

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/316717
Title:
Talking about good professional practice: Views on what it means to be a good doctor
Authors:
Irish Medical Council
Citation:
Irish Medical Council. Talking about good professional practice: Views on what it means to be a good doctor. Dublin: Medical Council; 2014. 60 p
Publisher:
Irish Medical Council
Issue Date:
2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/316717
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The Medical Council is a statutory organisation, charged with supporting and ensuring good professional practice among doctors for the benefit of patients. To effectively carry out this role, we must be able to define good professional practice – to know what it means to be a good doctor. Some elements of good professional practice remain constant – a commitment to putting patients first, good communication skills, compassion, integrity and technical competence will always be fundamental to the delivery of safe, high-quality medical care that responds to patients’ needs and supports the vital relationship of trust between patient and doctor. However, healthcare systems evolve and patient expectations and priorities change. Doctors’ support needs change, too, in response to developments in healthcare, new technologies and alternative ways of working. In the face of an ever-changing healthcare landscape, promoting the consistent delivery of safe, highquality medical care and maintaining the public’s trust in doctors requires an ongoing focus. For this reason, to ensure our oversight of medical education, training and practice fosters ‘good’ doctors, the Medical Council must continually listen to the views, expectations, values and experiences of patients and doctors. This report presents findings from research we conducted involving members of the public and doctors, which sought to identify their beliefs and experiences regarding good professional practice.
Keywords:
PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE; PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE; MEDICAL STAFF
Local subject classification:
DOCTORS

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorIrish Medical Councilen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-12T09:18:23Z-
dc.date.available2014-05-12T09:18:23Z-
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.citationIrish Medical Council. Talking about good professional practice: Views on what it means to be a good doctor. Dublin: Medical Council; 2014. 60 pen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/316717-
dc.descriptionThe Medical Council is a statutory organisation, charged with supporting and ensuring good professional practice among doctors for the benefit of patients. To effectively carry out this role, we must be able to define good professional practice – to know what it means to be a good doctor. Some elements of good professional practice remain constant – a commitment to putting patients first, good communication skills, compassion, integrity and technical competence will always be fundamental to the delivery of safe, high-quality medical care that responds to patients’ needs and supports the vital relationship of trust between patient and doctor. However, healthcare systems evolve and patient expectations and priorities change. Doctors’ support needs change, too, in response to developments in healthcare, new technologies and alternative ways of working. In the face of an ever-changing healthcare landscape, promoting the consistent delivery of safe, highquality medical care and maintaining the public’s trust in doctors requires an ongoing focus. For this reason, to ensure our oversight of medical education, training and practice fosters ‘good’ doctors, the Medical Council must continually listen to the views, expectations, values and experiences of patients and doctors. This report presents findings from research we conducted involving members of the public and doctors, which sought to identify their beliefs and experiences regarding good professional practice.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Councilen_GB
dc.subjectPROFESSIONAL COMPETENCEen_GB
dc.subjectPROFESSIONAL PRACTICEen_GB
dc.subjectMEDICAL STAFFen_GB
dc.subject.otherDOCTORSen_GB
dc.titleTalking about good professional practice: Views on what it means to be a good doctoren_GB
dc.typeReporten
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