AMA Journal of Ethics. July 2016
This month in Journal of Ethics
Ethics of International Health Systems Development
How should just health care systems be built and with whom? For the global North, fulfilling its duties to the global South is socially, politically, economically, and culturally fraught. Being a good global health professional requires not only clinical expertise, but also cultural humility, knowledge of ethics, and understanding of the roles of medicine in colonial history.
Why US Health Care Should Think Globally Samuel G. Ruchman, Prabhjot Singh, and Anna Stapleton What can American health systems developers learn from abroad? Leading programs draw on global lessons to build sustainable and effective care in the US.
Medicine, Empires, and Ethics in Colonial Africa Helen Tilley Today’s international health interventions—like colonial treatment campaigns—can be well-intentioned and still oppress and harm people they try to serve. Grasp of imperial medical history is critical for helping global health professionals understand the contexts in which they practice.
Changing Donor Funding and the Challenges of Integrated HIV Treatment Commentary by Nicoli Nattrass, Rebecca Hodes, and Lucie Cluver After years of funding disease-specific treatment, donation trends have shifted to support broader health systems infrastructure development. A remaining challenge is how to sustain antiretroviral therapy (ART) for patients in resource-poor regions.
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
January Human Trafficking and Medicine
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