Some physicians have proposed unionization and collective action as a response to increasing administrative burdens, reduced autonomy, lack of adequate support during the Covid-19 pandemic, and other concerns.  This webinar examined some of the potential benefits and hazards of physician unions. Presenters discuss the history of physician unions, reasons why physicians might want to form a union, and how unionization might affect physicians’ and patients’ conception of the medical profession.


  • Stuart Bussey, MD, JD; President, Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD)
  • Daniel P. Sulmasy, MD, PhD; The Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University

Brought to you by the SGIM Ethics Committee and Moderated by Dr. Kyle E. Karches, MD, MA; Saint Louis University and chair of the SGIM Ethics Committee.

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Clinical Care Redesign, Leadership, Administration, & Career Planning, Medical Ethics

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