AMA Journal of Ethics. August 2016
This month in Journal of Ethics
Ethics in Pathology
Pathologists face interesting, important, and underexplored ethical complexities. This issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics considers a few of these neglected issues and questions, including shifts in social and cultural attitudes toward autopsy, cautions about the use of social media for sharing images, and what the death of Prince tells us about the public and professional obligations of physicians who interact with the media.
Pathology Image-Sharing on Social Media: Recommendations for Protecting Privacy While Motivating Education Genevieve M. Crane, MD, PhD, and Jerad M. Gardner, MD Pathologists’ adoption of practical social media use guidelines can help mitigate risk to patients.
Public Figures, Professional Ethics, and the Media David R. Fowler, MBChB, MMed If health information is private, why do we know so much about Prince’s death? Critical legal and ethical questions remain unsettled about whether and when it is appropriate for medical examiners or coroners to release information from autopsy reports to the public.
I Might Have Some Bad News: Disclosing Preliminary Pathology Results Commentary by Michael H. Roh, MD, PhD, and Andrew G. Shuman, MD Cytopathologists frequently interact directly with patients at their bedsides to perform fine needle aspiration procedures. When, if ever, should cytopathologists share preliminary diagnostic impressions directly with patients?
The Use of Visual Arts as a Window to Diagnosing Medical Pathologies Katrina A. Bramstedt, PhD, MA Visual literacy modules can help trainees learn to integrate narrative and visual information in clinical encounters. The medical humanities curriculum at Australia’s Bond University uses art to build students’ diagnostic skills.
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
February Legitimacy and Authority in Medicine
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