Virtual Mentor. October 2001, Volume 3, Number 10.
Commemorating Virtual Mentor's First 2 Years
The online monthly journal Virtual Mentor was created by the AMA's Ethics Standards Group more than 2 years ago with the aim of contributing to positive changes in medicine's ethical and professional landscape. Since September 1999, VM's editors and contributors have published articles meant to catalyze interest, invite discussion, and broaden understanding among our readers about the challenges that confront the healing profession. We built it, and, to our delight, students and teachers have come in increasing numbers to the Virtual Mentor.
This month's Virtual Mentor is part 1 of a 2-part commemorative issue celebrating the best of the Virtual Mentor. The editors have selected and solicited pieces that highlight 5 pressing challenges the profession faces in shaping medicine's future.
Challenge: Educating for Professionalism
Random Acts of Kindness: Sustaining the Morale and Morals of Professionalism
Lessons from 30 Years of Teaching Clinical Ethics
Renewing a Prescription for a Relative
A Physician by Any Other Name
The Trend Toward Casual Dress and Address in the Medical Profession
Mona, Is That You?
Through the Student's Eyes: "But I Don't Eat Sweets"
Challenge: Caring for Poor and Vulnerable Populations
Patients at the Margins
Physicians and the Obligation to Provide Charity Care
"Please Help Me. My Baby Is Sick and Needs Medicine."
Challenge: Reconnecting to Essential Ideals
Through the Student's Eyes: Keeping the Trust
"You're Doing What?"
Challenge: Strengthening the Social Contract
All WoMen are Created Equal
The Code as Expert Witness
Through the Physician's Eyes: AMA President's Inaugural Address, 2001
Go to Part 2 of the commemorative issue
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