"The Benjamin Rush Society believes that the doctor-patient relationship is sacred and central to effective medical care. In order for this relationship to provide the greatest benefits both to patients and to society at large, physicians and patients must be free to choose whether to enter into, and maintain, this relationship or not. Furthermore, the decision-making authority must remain within the doctor-patient relationship, with minimal influence from bureaucracies. Liberty fosters innovation and progress in the field of medicine as well. Thus, in medicine as in life, liberty is paramount. The Benjamin Rush Society embraces thoughtful, well-reasoned discourse regarding health care solutions that support this principle of liberty."
The society serves to provide a forum for ideas concerning health care to be exchanged freely, and to provide empirical, scholarly educational resources in order to better equip physicians and medical students to effectively promote and support the liberty of the doctor-patient relationship.