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The Case of Dr. Oz: Ethics, Evidence, and Does Professional Self-Regulation Work?

Overview of attention for article published in AMA Journal of Ethics, February 2017
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Title
The Case of Dr. Oz: Ethics, Evidence, and Does Professional Self-Regulation Work?
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AMA Journal of Ethics, February 2017
DOI 10.1001/journalofethics.2017.19.2.msoc1-1702
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Abstract

Dr. Mehmet Oz is widely known not just as a successful media personality donning the title "America's Doctor(®)," but, we suggest, also as a physician visibly out of step with his profession. A recent, unsuccessful attempt to censure Dr. Oz raises the issue of whether the medical profession can effectively self-regulate at all. It also raises concern that the medical profession's self-regulation might be selectively activated, perhaps only when the subject of professional censure has achieved a level of public visibility. We argue here that the medical profession must look at itself with a healthy dose of self-doubt about whether it has sufficient knowledge of or handle on the less visible Dr. "Ozes" quietly operating under the profession's presumptive endorsement.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 8 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Doctoral Student 1 13%
Student > Master 1 13%
Professor 1 13%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 1 13%
Student > Bachelor 1 13%
Other 3 38%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 3 38%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 25%
Unspecified 1 13%
Social Sciences 1 13%
Philosophy 1 13%
Other 0 0%