AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. October 2001, Volume 3, Number 10.

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Educating for Professionalism

One of the challenges the profession faces in shaping medicine's future, presented as part of VM's two-year commemorative issue.

Educating for Professionalism examines the barriers and opportunities that we confront in determining how best to teach and train the next generation of physicians to be compassionate healers.

Lessons from 30 Years of Teaching Clinical Ethics - by Mark Siegler, MD
A physician stresses the importance teaching professionalism and clinical medical ethics to medical students and residents.

Random Acts of Kindness: Sustaining the Morale and Morals of Professionalism - by Audiey Kao, MD, PhD
Attending physicians can set a strong example for the next generation of physicians by behaving in a humane and kind manner toward those they are training.

Renewing a Prescription for a Relative
An ethical case explores whether it is ethically appropriate for physicians to treat their immediate family members.


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