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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According to Senelick the following behaviors can safely be considered arrogance and not confidence: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Ingelfiner and Privacy Policy. Thirty years ago, Dr. Mere mortals like yourself, or confident, skilled physicians with the experience to make the right decisions that will alleviate your illness.

I think we have all recognized these negative traits in some physicians.

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However, some specialties are another story. He added that bad behaviors are learned during training and then passed onto the rest of the health care team. Views Read Edit View history.

The Ingelfinger rule is named after him. Of course, should that system fail, we could fall back on my long-held belief that every medical and nursing student should be forcibly constipated for three days.

Although I am a physician who understands all the fancy words and jargon, I still wanted someone who I felt would make the best decisions. Now, before you get all red in the face and upset, stick with me just a little longer.


The Arrogance of Doctors

A lack of respect and good manners towards staff and patients. That arrogance may manifest itself as:. They would immediately develop compassion and empathy for the patient who refuses to go to therapy until their problem is relieved.

So, why the bad rap? The current health system has stopped viewing a patient as a person, but as a job to do cost effectively. He believed that the patient must see their physician as a benevolent authoritarian figure with the experience and competence to recommend advice they will accept. The truth is that perhaps doctors have a little right to be arrogant and assured in being right. I guess I do know more than a few arrogant physicians.

In his article “On Humility,” Dr. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ingelfinger was born in DresdenGermany. A recent Gallup poll found that people still routinely rank physicians amongst the top three most respected professions. Senelick, MD, discussed why he thinks physicians are perceived as being arrogant. News Politics Entertainment Communities.

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

We were dealing with numerous ingelfinher and options. Franz Ingelfinger, medical leader with three careers as a doctor, at In he was presented the George Kober Medal of the Association of American Physiciansgiven to leaders in academic medicine, research and teaching. Medical culture can encourage assertive behavior, arrogance and a sense of entitlement.


It is not arrogance — it is confidence. Ingelfinger called this sort of interaction “beneficially arrogant.

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On the one hand, patients believe that doctors are highly honest and ethical. We all purportedly desire to actively participate in our care, but I arroggance think this means that we want a physician who will serve us a cafeteria line of options and tell us to take our pick.

By doing so, we are complicit in encouraging and promoting their behavior. That arrogance may manifest itself as: We must speak up whenever we witness arrogance in medicine and other aspects of our life. A failure to listen to a patient’s and family’s problems. And how would you go about changing this type of behavior? Why do we pay any attention to people who behave like Donald Trump?

Franz Joseph Ingelfinger, M. Granted, I met a few physicians who could use some interpersonal skill coaching.

But, for the most part, they were caring, “normal” people. While patients and media frequently accuse us of behaving arrogantly zrrogance poorly, I’m not sure these are fair generalizations.