Survey of the Attitudes of Residents of Guilan University of Medical Sciences toward Medical Professionalism, and Their Professional Behaviours

Nemati, Shademan (2013) Survey of the Attitudes of Residents of Guilan University of Medical Sciences toward Medical Professionalism, and Their Professional Behaviours. Future of Medical Education Journal, 3 (2). pp. 18-23.

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Abstract

Background: Medical professionalism is a set of attitudes and behaviors that cause the physicians to prioritize the advantages of patients to theirs . The primary objective of this study was to assess the attitudes and behaviors of medicalprofessionalism among residentsof Guilan University of Medical Sciences, in the educational year of 2011-2012. Methods: This descriptive study was conducted on all residents of Guilan University of medical students based on a questionnaire adjusted by the culture and ethical considerations of Iran. The reliability and validity of the questionnaire were confirmed by some experts. Data was analyzed by T-test and Stata software. finding: 140 residents from 14 fields participated with the mean age of 32.2±4.49 years old. In the attitude part more than 80 of residents agreed highly to moderately with nearly all of parameters and more than 75.5 of them declared that they applied professionalism principles in their daily practices. Less than 50 of residents used computer software for medical decision making and participated in social services. More than 50 of them had used online journals, had readiness for being assessment with their new clinical knowledge, used the other physicians' notes for improving their function quality in the past three years and considered the principles of professionalism during health care production. 11 of residents had changed their clinical decisions because of receiving gift from commercial departments. Conclusion: The residents had highly positive attitudes toward the principles of professionalism but didn't use them in their behavior.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: W General medicine- Health professions
Divisions: Journals > Future Medical Education J
Depositing User: fmej fmej
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2017 13:55
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2017 13:55
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2681

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