Health Care Renewal presents a guest post by Dr Howard Brody, John P McGovern Centennial Chair of Family Medicine, Director of the Institute for Medical Humanities at University of Texas - Medical Branch at Galveston, and blogger at Hooked: Ethics, Medicine and Pharma.
I am leaving the organization - I cannot remain in an organization where profit comes ahead of quality - and as a former medical director who had financial accountability/responsibilities, I know it does not HAVE to be a choice. I do not know what my next steps will be from here. For me, working with integrity, compassion and a desire for excellence is not negotiable.Physicians MUST become better advocates for our profession. For too long, we have been asleep at the wheel while insurance companies and corporations shaped the environment in which we practice. We cannot allow this to continue. We are professionals, not vocationally educated medical automatons who need every moment of work day micromanaged by 'leadership-trained' management extenders who have no idea what it means to take responsibility for patients.
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