HealthcarePapers 2(3) February 2002 : 46-53.doi:10.12927/hcpap..17204

Begin with Ethics. The Rest Will Follow.

Keith MacLellan


Solutions to some of the challenges facing Academic Health Sciences Centres (AHSC) might be found in expanding their mandate from the traditional tripartite definition - teaching, research and patient care - to include an equally important fourth mandate - responsibility to the community. Indeed, it could be argued that the current movement towards community-based teaching will exert such funding and organizational pressure on AHSCs that fundamental change will be forced upon them.



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