The concepts of professionalism and professional behaviour: conflicts in both definition and learning outcomes

Eur J Intern Med. 2009 Jul;20(4):e85-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ejim.2008.10.006. Epub 2008 Dec 5.


This article is the second in a series on professionalism in the European Journal of Internal Medicine. The current article will first focus on these different views and definitions that are currently adopted by the various researchers, and subsequently discuss the consequences for the training and assessment of professionalism and professional behaviour in medical education.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Competence*
  • Education, Medical / standards*
  • Humans
  • Internal Medicine / education*
  • Internal Medicine / standards*
  • Professional Practice / standards*
  • Terminology as Topic