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The Academy for Professionalism in Health Care

The purpose of the Academy for Professionalism in Health Care (APHC) is to optimize patient care through 
professionalism education, scholarship, policy, and practice in all health-related fields.

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APHC Book Corner

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Dental Ethics at Chairside: Professional Obligations and Practical Applications

Authors David Ozar, PhD, and Donald Platthoff, DDS, signed and sold their book, Dental Ethics at Chairside: Professional Obligations and Practical Applications, and graciously donated book sale profits to APHC at the Annual Meeting.

More than ever before, dentists must determine how to properly maintain their focus on ethics and profes­sionalism in the face of powerful commercial pressures. While there is encouragement for ethical conduct within the dental profession, relatively little assistance is available to dentists and dental students for judging what conduct is ethically best in concrete situations.

For nearly 20 years, Dental Ethics at Chairside has served as an invaluable resource for tens of thousands of dentists and dentistry students, and this third edition of the gold standard in the field is thoroughly revised and updated. In addition to exploring ongoing and critical issues such as the patient-professional relationship, patients with compromised capacity, con­fidentiality, justice and the inadequacies of society’s health care systems, and dentistry as a business, the third edition addresses emerging ethical issues related to conflicts of interest, dental professionalism, ad­vertising and social media, the serious indebtedness of graduating dental students, bad outcomes and bad work, the explosion of aesthetic dentistry, acquiring new skills and new technology, the impact of the market on the professional-patient relationship and many others. The book includes 14 realistic cases and commentary about dilemmas in dentistry, as well as online resources for further research and study. 


 8th Annual Meeting - Save the Date
April 29 - May 1, 2020
Sofitel Chicago Magnificent Mile


Leadership Excellence in Educating for Professionals (LEEP) is a career faculty development program that focuses on several core areas of medical professionalism: professional identity formation, organizational professionalism, resiliency and social justice. 
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Missed the 2019 Annual Meeting?
Check out the Program Agenda

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Many thanks to our 2019 Annual Meeting Major Sponsor
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics!


Professional Formation Newsletters Available

The Professional Formation Newsletter, a joint venture of the Academy for Professionalism in Health Care and ProfessionalFormation.org (PFO), seeks to advance conversations and perspectives on the practice, education, and research of clinical professionalism as it evolves. All issues are available in the News & Newsletters tab in the Document Library.

Keynote Speaker at 2019 APHC Annual Meeting Screens His Film

We were privileged to have two occasions to learn from and be inspired by Dr. Thomas LaViest, Professor and Dean, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University. We viewed his evocative documentary film, “The Skin You’re in.” The viewing was generously sponsored by The Arnold P. Gold Foundation. Dr. LaViest’s powerful keynote address addressed health disparities based on his peer-reviewed and funded research.