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Professionalism: Ethics and A Code of Conduct

​Arguably the biggest reason for the success for medicine has been the ethic of service, of placing a duty to care above personal reward. This seminar will explore what are the sufficient and necessary conditions of defining a professional identity. These conditions include expertise and accountability, rights and responsibilities, as well as rules and norms. We will probe the social contract and the implications of self-regulation.

The distinction between ethics and the law will be clarified – Ethics being universal and exceeding legal requirements while the law limited by justification and enforced by negative sanctions. The session with conclude with a discussion on the healthcare provider – patient relationship, how this relationship is founded on trust and fiduciary nature of the partnership.

After the lecture, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the elements of professionalism
  • Understand the social contract
  • Distinguish legal obligations from ethical obligations
  • Appreciate the value and role of trust in the clinical relationship

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To register, scan the QR code or click on the web link. Registration closes on 25 November 2020, Wednesday.


Upon registration, participants agreed to the following PGAHI Terms & Conditions.

Lecture Details

9 December 2020, Wednesday

6.00 pm - 7.00 pm

60 minutes


Zoom Cloud Meetings


Registration Closing Date:
25 November 2020, Wednesday

Target Audience:
All allied health professionals

Zoom Capacity: 500

This lecture will be conducted via Zoom Cloud Meetings app. For ease of accessing the lecture, please download/update Zoom Cloud Meetings app. Details of the lecture meeting link will be sent to the successful registrants nearer the lecture date.