AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. January 2003, Volume 5, Number 1.

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January 2003 Contents

End-of-Life Care: Do No Harm

From the Editor

Form Follows Function: Virtual Mentor's New Format
Audiey Kao
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Educating for Professionalism

Clinical Cases

Balancing Parental Wishes with Medical Judgment
Commentary by Joal Hill
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Ventilator Withdrawal of Patients with "Zero Capability" for Respiratory Function
Commentary by Michael Harlos
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Journal Discussion

Influence of Physician Bias on End-of-life Care
Michelle Lim
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Clinical Pearl

How to Change Routes of Administration of Opioids
Audiey Kao
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Law, Policy, and Society

Health Law

Oregon v. Ashcroft: Physician-Assisted Suicide with Federally Controlled Substances
Amber Orr and Linda MacDonald Green
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Policy Forum

Physician-Assisted Suicide: The Law and Professional Ethics
Faith Lagay
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Policy Proposal: Do Not Resuscitate Orders: A Call for Reform
David Weissman
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Resources

Suggested Readings and Resources
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Test Questions
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Glossary
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