In , Dr. Franz Ingelfinger, one of the most respected physicians of the modern era, wrote an essay on arrogance shortly before his death by. Arrogance. Creator. Ingelfinger, Franz J. Bibliographic Citation No Thumbnail [ %x] · Arrogance . Ingelfinger, Franz J. (). Thumbnail. Yet, at the same time there is a belief that doctors are arrogant and misbehave. But in his essay on arrogance, Franz Ingelfinger, MD, noted a.

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We all purportedly desire to actively participate in our care, but I don’t think this means that we want a physician who will serve us a cafeteria line of options and tell us to take our pick.

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Franz Joseph Ingelfinger, M. The way people view physicians is a little confusing these days. Is the behavior hard wired or is it learned from the wrong type of role models during training? We must speak up whenever we witness arrogance in medicine and other aspects of our life.

That arrogance may manifest itself as: Top 10 Painkillers in the US.

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Ingelfinger, 69, Medical Editor; Progress at the Journal. By doing so, we are complicit in encouraging and promoting their ingelginger. The truth is that perhaps doctors have a little right to be arrogant and assured in being right. Most likely, you want to believe that the people surrounding you have arrogace abilities that will relieve your crushing pain, prevent a heart attack and save your life.

This does not discount many of the complaints of arrogance, nor does it imply that there is no room for improvement. The Ingelfinger Rule Revisited. That arrogance may manifest itself as:.


Where do they come from? I recently went through the ups and downs of the health care system with my wife, who was critically ill. A failure to listen to a patient’s and family’s problems. Yet, at the same time there is a imgelfinger that doctors are arrogant and misbehave.

The physician’s knowledge of the body and ailments places them in a potential position of dominance.

Although medical schools are placing greater emphasis on teaching empathy, I like Dr. However, some specialties are another story. Reflecting back on my long career, I don’t think I ever met an arrogant pediatrician. Thirty years ago, Dr.

I Don’t Think Physicians Are as Arrogant as You Do

In addition to my long career in medicine, my family and I just spent four months intimately involved with physicians and the health care system. Such a practice would not only increase the number of empathic doctors; it would also permit the whole elaborate system of medical school admissions to be jettisoned. This stipulation for authors and the related press embargo were designed to ensure that the articles arroganve were original and “newsworthy.

Franz Ingelfinger, medical leader with three careers as a doctor, at This page was last edited on 23 Julyat This biographical article related to medicine in the United States is a stub. Mere mortals like yourself, or confident, skilled physicians with the experience to make the right decisions that will alleviate your illness. Ingelfinger’s process for screening applicants — “That only those who have been hospitalized during their adolescence or adult years be admitted to medical school.

Prominent medical journalist Franz Ingelfinger dies at While patients and media frequently accuse us of behaving arrogantly or poorly, I’m not sure these are fair generalizations. But, for the most part, they were caring, “normal” people. Just to be clear, I fully expect many of you to disagree with me and I welcome your comments. Views Read Edit View history. You have just arrived in the emergency room with crushing chest pain and now find yourself flanked by an emergency room doctor and a cardiologist, neither of whom you have met before.


Why do we pay any attention to people who behave like Donald Trump? By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In he was presented the George Kober Medal of the Association of American Physiciansgiven to leaders in academic medicine, research and teaching.

Ingelfinger wrote, rarogance medical practice, I fear, may not be empathic medical practice, and arrogsnce fosters, if not arrogance, at least the appearance of arrogance. So, why the bad rap?

What qualities would you like to believe that they possess? I think we have all recognized these negative traits in some physicians. Ingelfinger called this sort of interaction “beneficially arrogant. They would immediately develop compassion and empathy for the patient who refuses to go to therapy until their problem is relieved. If this is the case, what is it about the health care system and the experience with a physician that brings out negative arorgance News Politics Entertainment Communities.

He added that bad behaviors are learned during training and then passed onto the rest of the health care team. Edmund Pellegrino, in his chapter on areogance dignity, pointed out that “indifference, ineptitude and arrogance are transmissible. I guess I do know more than a few arrogant physicians.

John Coulehan states that, “Today, I suspect that few students regard character formation as part of their medical education at all and even fewer consider humility an ingredient.