Virtuous sharks—or what it means to be a profession

Ethik in der Medizin 33 (1):89-105 (2021)
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Abstract

Definition of the problem Commercialisation of hospitals undermines medical professionalism and modifies patient care. What should be enforced by or expected from or required of the institutional actors in the health care system to do in order to preserve these values? Arguments The said three types of commitment in colloquial language are corroborated by referring to Kant’s moral philosophy and applied to the main actors. Conclusion Defense against organisational measures that devaluate professionalism can be required of legislation only if the medical profession obliges itself publicly to use its means to resist unprofessional incentives.

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