The physician charter on medical professionalism: A Jewish ethical perspective

A. B. Jotkowitz, S. Glick

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The physician charter on medical professionalism creates standards of ethical behaviour for physicians and has been endorsed by professional organisations worldwide. It is based on the cardinal principles of the primacy of patient welfare, patient autonomy, and social welfare. There has been little discussion in the bioethics community of the doctrine of the charter and none from a Jewish ethical perspective. In this essay the authors discuss the obligations of the charter from a Jewish ethical viewpoint and call on other cultures to develop their own unique perspectives on this important document.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)404-405
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Medical Ethics
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health(social science)
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Health Policy


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