Revista chilena de radiología
On-line version ISSN 0717-9308
ORTEGA T, Dulia; GARCIA M, César and BIAGINI A, Leandro. PROFESIONALISMO: UNA FORMA DE RELACION ENTRE MEDICOS, PACIENTES Y SOCIEDAD. Rev. chil. radiol. [online]. 2006, vol.12, n.1, pp. 33-40. ISSN 0717-9308. doi: 10.4067/S0717-93082006000100009.
Professionalism has been tied to medical practice for long time and it has been considered in many different ways by society. A few years ago, and following a hard period of criticism centred in our fails to the commitments with service to patients and the primacy of patients' interest, we are living a revival of this concept with patient-centred professionalism, reassuring our commitment with basic aims: to put patient interest first and to serve them and community. Such issues were gathered in the «Code or Constitutional Chart for Medical Professionalism», an ideal for medical professionals, that it is necessary to be grounded, focusing on the relevant real issues: medical school education, practice according to standards, ethical controlled practice, medical practice peer audited, practical spreading of professionalism principles, among others. Radiologist must adhere to these principles, and they have to consider the nature of their medical attention through imaging, engage them with some ethical principles for managing the images of their patients: safety and quality, specially radioprotection, selection of adequate patient' images, periodical updates, proper images' interpretation in the context of patient condition. Adhering, respecting and practicing these principles are aims we need to achieve if we want to preserve the future of radiology and radiologist in a highly technified but humanitarian medical attention as well
Keywords : Accreditation; Managed care; Medical education; Professionalism.