AMA Journal of Ethics. March 2018
This month in Journal of Ethics
Global Reproductive Health Care Ethics in the 21st Century
Reproductive technology and inequalities in health status and access to reproductive health care services have consistently been critical areas of inquiry in bioethics. Questions persist about access to and utility of reproductive technologies, differential treatment on the basis of race and gender, the roles of a resource-rich country’s clinical education and training programs among resource-poor patient populations, and the changing nature of national and international reproductive health law and policy. The March 2018 issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics explores the ethical, social, and cultural stakes of reproductive health care as a global clinical and educational enterprise.
When Should Screening and Surveillance Be Used during Pregnancy? Nancy D. Campbell, PhD Drug-using pregnant women have historically been subject to surveillance that criminalizes addiction, impedes care, and increases health risks.
Why Crisis Pregnancy Centers Are Legal but Unethical Amy G. Bryant, MD, MSCR, and Jonas J. Swartz, MD, MPH Crisis pregnancy centers violate ethical principles by providing misleading information and causing delays and inequities in access to abortion.
Who Counts? What Counts? Place and the Limits of Perinatal Mortality Measures Claire Wendland, MD, PhD Perinatal mortality indicators like the maternal mortality ratio mask social determinants of health and undermine reproductive justice.
How Should Trainees Respond in Situations of Obstetric Violence? Commentary by Nicholas Rubashkin, MD, MA, and Nicole Minckas, MSc Because witnessing obstetric violence can cause moral distress, medical schools should prepare students to provide responsible care during abroad rotations.
April Ethical Considerations in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
May Trauma Surgery Ethics
June Ethics in Burn Care
July Religion and Spirituality in Health Care Practice
August Ethics, Policy, and the Roles of Physicians in Care of the Dying
September Ethics in Precision Health
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