Center for Professionalism & Value in Health Care
Health care in the United States is in the midst of transformational change; professional self-regulation and the public trust are at risk. To meet this challenge, the ABFM Foundation created the Center for Professionalism & Value in Health Care, located in Washington, D.C. Robert Phillips, MD, MSPH serves as the founding Executive Director of the Center. The Center will engage the broader healthcare community, policy-makers, payers, and patients to consider the state of professionalism and value and how to measure, align, and improve them.
- Test the state of the social contract between health professionals and the public
- To identify relationships between burnout and shame and the inability to be professional
- To assess growing commoditization of health professionals and the impact on professionalism
- To understand alignment between measures of value and professionalism
- To call out expectations of health professionals to routinely sacrifice well-being or financial solvency
- To explore interprofessional understandings of professionalism