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How to be a good doctor.


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Photo by JC Gellidon on Unsplash

This article (written with Katie Urch and Alan Cribb) looks at how a virtue framework can help in the professional reflection of doctors. It suggested that an understanding of the ultimate purpose (telos) of the medical profession, and also the virtues needed to achieve that, is a useful model for reflection. This helps promote excellence, as well as connecting through to those things that originally motivated people to enter medicine.


An understanding of what the internal goods of a profession are, that are gained by practising a profession well, in comparison to the external goods such as money and fame, is important in motivation of excellence in professional practice.









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