Unit VI provided an introduction into the roles of those who practice medicine. This assignment will begin part one of a three component project. Prepare a two to three page paper discussing your views on whether today’s doctors exhibit characteristics of proper or improper medical training. In your response, address the following issues:

Values toward their profession

Ethical Conduct HCM 3801, Issues and Trends in Health Care 3

Relationship with patients (bedside manner)

Cultural Competence

Fair treatment

In your conclusion, discuss possible considerations to include in medical training reform efforts. Please be sure to cite all references using APA format.


Consider all of the professions that were introduced as alternative in this unit and compare them against the mainstream professions. Choose an alternative profession that you believe should be considered as mainstream. Discuss any recent advancements or improvements over the years that would qualify the profession.

Your response should be at least 300 words in length. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations. Be sure to include at least two scholarly sources as references. Any references or citations used should be in APA style.

*Some ALTERNATIVE PROFESSIONS ARE: Chiropractors,Direct-Entry Midwives, Curanderos, Acupuncturists

*Some MAINSTREAM PROFESSIONS ARE: Nursing, Pharmacy,Osteopathy


Select the profession of medicine (an alternative profession, or a mainstream profession from the textbook or of your own preference). (If you choose a profession that is not in the textbook, you must provide proof that the profession that you have chosen falls under one of the above mentioned categories). Research past and current practices that have taken place as they relate to issues with bioethics, and discuss the following issues:

Have there been any reports of unethical practices within the profession recently? (Select and discuss only one).

Were there any past incidents of unethical practices? (Select and discuss only one).

Are issues of bioethics addressed in the guidelines of their governing bodies and/or associations? (American Medical Association, American Nurses Association, etc.). If so, what are they? What are the consequences of violating the guidelines?

What recommendations would you make to the professional governing body for this profession to both maintain and improve the standards of ethical practice in this profession?

Please respond in no less than three pages, with supporting facts, citations, and references in APA format.

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