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 2003, Volume 5, Number 11.

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November 2003 Contents

Public Health Ethics

Ethics Poll

Do you wear a seat belt when you are in a car?
Always
Sometimes
Never

Do you wear a helmet when you bike?
Always
Sometimes
Never

Do you exercise?
Yes, 3 or more times a week
Yes, once a week
Yes, every few weeks
Yes, infrequently
No

Do you smoke?
Yes
No

How much alcohol do you consume a week?
6 or more drinks
3 to 5 drink
2 or fewer drinks
None

How many hours do you work a week?
80 or more
65-80
55-65
40-55
30-40
Less than 30 hours

Do you own a gun?
Yes
No

Do you exceed the speed limit when you drive?
Always
Sometimes
Never

On average, how many hours do you sleep a night?
8 or more
6-7 hours
4-5 hours
3 hours
Less than 3 hours

Do you annually get a flu shot?
Yes
No

From the Editor

To the Betterment of Public Health
Susanna Smith
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Educating for Professionalism

Clinical Cases

Asking Patients about Intimate Partner Abuse
Commentary by Michael A. Rodriguez and Tracy Battaglia
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Please Don't Say Anything: Partner Notification and the Patient-Physician Relationship
Commentary by Ronald Epstein, James C. Thomas and Gregory W. Rutecki
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"Concierge" Practice and the Profession's Contract with Society
Commentary by Troyen Brennan
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Journal Discussion

Physicians' Role in Cost Containment
Renee Witlen
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Clinical Pearl

Flu Vaccine Recommendations and Dosages
Audiey Kao
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Law, Policy, and Society

Genethics

The Genomic Era: What MUST Public Health Do?
Shane K. Green
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Health Law

Grimes v. Kennedy Krieger Institute--Nontherapeutic Research with Children
Richard Morse
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Policy Forum

School Vaccination Laws
Erin Flanagan-Klygis
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"You Can Pay Me Now, Or You Can Pay Me Later"
Geoffrey C. Williams
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Medicine and Society

The Ethics of Quarantine
Ross Upshur
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Resources

Suggested Readings and Resources
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Test Questions
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About the Contributors
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