A Moral Monodrama: The Citizen and the Doctor


Title:
A Moral Monodrama: The Citizen and the Doctor
Creator:
Gorman, Mike
Date:
4 May 1964
Description:
For this presentation, Gorman was elected an honorary member of the American Psychiatric Association. Gorman reflected at length on the historical role of physicians as highly skilled servants of their society, then advised that modern physicians relinquish their God-complex, and start supporting policies that benefit society (such as Medicare coverage of mental health care), not just narrow professional interests. A shorter version of this speech was published in the American Journal of Psychiatry in May 1965.
Location:
Box: 12. Folder: 8
Rights:
Public Domain
Genre:
Speeches
Subject:
Insurance, Health and Health Policy
Format:
Text
Extent:
19 pages
Language:
English
Legacy ID:
TGBBCB
NLM ID:
101743403X22
Profiles Collection:
The Mike Gorman Papers
Story Section:
Continuing the Mental Health Crusade, 1964-1973