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 2016

This month in Journal of Ethics

Liver Transplant Ethics: From Donation to Allocation

Transplant specialists face two critical paradoxes. First, their success has spurred demand for their services and expertise, yet the supply of organs is scarce. Second, to help their patients, physicians need a voluntary sacrifice from another human being. In this issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics, we illuminate key concepts for professionals and patients in transplant medicine: consent, extended criteria organs, regulatory oversight, and donor incentives. Authors in this issue are transplant ethicists and clinicians grappling with ethical questions and possibilities at the boundaries of surgical knowledge.

Upcoming Issues

March Bed to Bench: Medicine and the Law

April Medicine and Disability

May Medical Ethics Consultations

June Ethics and Mental Health

July Ethics of International Health Systems Development

August Ethical Issues in Pathology