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Aramesh K, Hefazi Targhabeh M. ASSESSMENT OF THEORETICAL COMPONENTS OF MEDICAL PROFESSIONALISM. ijdld. 2005; 5 :91-97
URL: http://ijdld.tums.ac.ir/article-1-5044-en.html

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Background: Professionalism is currently a chief concern across the continuum of medical sciences and there is a great deal of efforts to clarify its theoretical components and to measure them. For participation of Iranian medical scientific society in this universal challenge, there is a need to explain and interpret the state of art of this topic in the world.
Methods: We selected the most related articles among the related resources fount through searches of databases, and then asked the related questions of the literature identified
Results: The main core of the professionalism consists of the attitudes and behaviors through them, the patient's interests take priority to the physician's self-interests. Begun in 1990, the professionalism project has reached to its main theoretical results, that is: Physicians' charter on medical professionalism. Regarding the measurement of the professionalism, a reliable and valid measuring method has not been achieved yet.
Conclusion: Achieving to a perfect definition depends on quantifying of its components in the related questionnaires. Regarding the measurement of the professionalism, some great efforts have been done. We propose performing some researches for clarifying the theoretical components and measuring the professionalism in the cultural and professional environment of Iran.
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Received: 2013/10/9

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