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Table 1 Thematic Content of Medical Students’ Professionalism Essays

From: A qualitative thematic content analysis of medical students’ essays on professionalism

Theme Subcategories
Primacy of patient welfare Altruism
Physician–patient relationships Confidentiality
Respect for patients’ autonomy
Truth telling/Honesty
Trust
Communication
Social justice Distributive justice
Other physicians’ responsibility Professional competence
Professionals’ autonomy
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