AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. November 2001, Volume 3, Number 11.

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Caring for Poor and Vulnerable Populations

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

Health Literacy: What Patients Know When They Leave Your Office or Clinic - by Joanne Schwartzberg, MD, and Faith Lagay, PhD
The current health care delivery system places patients with low health literacy at risk for medical errors.

Feeding Health Disparities - by Kayhan Parsi, JD, PhD, and Sara Taub
Physicians need to educate patients about nutrition to counter the plethora of media images that promote poor dietary habits.

Resuscitating Privacy in Emergency Settings - by Faith Lagay, PhD
Reality TV shows filmed in emergency departments violate patient privacy and informed consent needs to be obtained prior to filming and broadcast.


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