The changing face of medical professionalism and the impact of COVID-19
Medical professionalism is changing with the increasing gap between what doctors have traditionally been trained to do and the realities of modern clinical practice.In high-income countries, the changing demographics of patients with an ageing population, the large proportion of patients with long-term conditions and multiple comorbidities, and rising health-care costs have placed huge pressures on health systems globally.
Advances in technology and science have changed the way health professionals interact with patients, and democratisation of knowledge and increased accountability that come with changing patient and societal expectations have added to the demands placed on physicians.
Medical professionalism is changing with the increasing gap between what doctors have traditionally been trained to do and the realities of modern clinical practice. In high-income countries, the changing demographics of patients with an ageing population, the large proportion of patients with long-term conditions and multiple comorbidities, and rising health-care costs have placed huge pressures on health systems globally.
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