AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. June 2003, Volume 5, Number 6.

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June 2003 Contents

Caring for a Culturally Diverse Patient Population

Ethics Poll

  • Yes - 39%
  • No - 59%

From the Editor

Symmetric Discordance
Audiey Kao
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Educating for Professionalism

Clinical Cases

Cultural Differences at the End of Life
Commentary by Diane Rapaport
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Diagnosis: Inadequate Cross-Cultural Communication
Commentary by Anne Su
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Journal Discussion

Race, Genomics, and Health Care
Faith Lagay
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The Case for Racial Concordance between Patients and Physicians
Jeremy Spevick
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Assessing Affirmative Action in Medical Schools
Michelle Lim
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Medical Education

Grutter v Bollinger
Susanna Smith
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Clinical Pearl

Reducing the Effects of Low Health Literacy
Faith Lagay
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Law, Policy, and Society

Policy Forum

Diversity and the Road to the "Land of Best Care"
Lonnie R. Bristow
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Medicine and Society

The ABCs of Empowered Communication: A Community-Based Intervention for Patients
Derrel Zeno, Coreen Domingo, Anh Tran, Frank Martin, Kimberly O'Malley, Paul Haidet, Richard Street and Carol Ashton
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Resources

Suggested Readings and Resources
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Suggested Readings and Resources
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Test Questions
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About the Contributors
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