AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

AMA Journal of Ethics. April 2016

This month in Journal of Ethics

Disability, Ethics, and Medicine

Who gets to define difference as disability? Clinical encounters between patients with disabilities and clinicians are situated within social and cultural contexts that influence quality of care and quality of life. Ethics can help identify troubling trends that pathologize difference and illuminate policy-level and practice-based responses to individual patients’ vulnerabilities.

Upcoming Issues

May Clinical Ethics Consultations

June Ethics and Mental Health

July Ethics of International Health Systems Development

August Ethical Issues in Pathology

September Ethics and Interprofessionalism in Medical Education

October Health Professionals with Disabilities