AMA Journal of Ethics

Formerly Virtual Mentor

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics

Formerly Virtual Mentor

Illuminating the art of medicine

AMA Journal of Ethics February 2015

This month in Journal of Ethics

The Culture of Medicine

The profession of medicine has a distinct culture that evokes responses ranging from respect and trust to allegations of elitism and condescending paternalism. Once we become part of a culture, its values and formal and informal rules of conduct become invisible; they are second nature. So contributors to the February 2015 issue of AMA Journal of Ethics (formerly Virtual Mentor) attempt a difficult task when they undertake analyzing the culture of medicine from within, often through the lens of medical education and training—focal points for admission to the profession and transmission of its values and attitudes to the upcoming generation of physicians.

Upcoming Issues

March Ethical Questions in Anesthesiology

April Ethics in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Autism

May Observing Professional Boundaries

June Ethics in Rehabilitation Medicine