AMA Journal of Ethics. June 2016
This month in Journal of Ethics
Ethics and Mental Health
In 2013, the cost for treating mental illness in the US topped the list for all medical conditions. This issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics explores critical social, cultural, and ethical dimensions of mental illness. Contributors consider what caregivers’ responses to patientsí mental health needs and patients’ perceptions of their own mental illness express about the values of our health care system and society.
Ethical and Clinical Dilemmas in Using Psychotropic Medications During Pregnancy Andrea L. Kalfoglou, PhD Women who are pregnant might not treat their mental illnesses because they overestimate risks of medication and underestimate risks of leaving their illness untreated.
Psychiatric Diagnostic Uncertainty: Challenges to Patient-Centered Care Commentary by Julie M. Aultman, PhD Does a patient’s request not to have a diagnosis included in her health record undermine a clinician’s capacity to provide clinically and ethically appropriate treatment?
Psychosis Risk: What Is It and How Should We Talk About It? Dominic A. Sisti, PhD, and Monica E. Calkins, PhD Researchers and clinicians face ethical and policy-based challenges in disclosing, preventing and treating psychosis. Which diagnostic labels should be considered to motivate more effective public and professional dialogue about psychosis risk?
July Ethics of International Health Systems Development
August Ethical Issues in Pathology
September Ethics and Interprofessionalism in Medical Education
October Health Professionals with Disabilities
November Transgender Health and Medicine
December Ethics in Neuropsychology
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