Professional Freedom Erosion: Physicians are observing a constant erosion of professional freedom to seek the best health and medical care for their patients, based solely on the needs of each individual. The principal source of personal fulfillment for physicians rests in the free exercise of their art to satisfy mutual goals with their patient. Onerous and grievous burdens and intrusions have been implemented by the federal government which directly interfere with the physician-patient relationship. These factors are progressively preventing the efficient, effective, and meaningful care of patients which is considered necessary by the profession. Physicians are experiencing an unacceptable level of professional dissatisfaction that clearly threatens the future quality of medicine in this nation. If these concerns are not addressed, the changes which have been forming will destroy the finest standard of medical care in the world. The current climate fostered by our government is destroying the morale of physicians and will discourage the youth of tomorrow from embarking on this profession as a career (Council on Socioeconomics, p 153, A-92; reaffirmed CSE Rep. 3-A-04; reaffirmed CSE Rep. 2-A-14).
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October 07, 2016