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 2004, Volume 6, Number 01

Ethics Poll

Ethical Limits to Physician Activism

The Ethics Poll is a snapshot of the opinions of interested readers.

Is it ethical for physicians to ask patients to support or oppose specific pieces of legislation?
Is it ethical for physicians to provide voter registration materials in their offices?
Never
I believe that physicians have an obligation to join the AMA.
I plan to make or currently am making political activism an important part of my medical career.
Poll results reflect the opinions of visitors to the site who voluntarily answer the poll questions. Those visitors do not represent a random sample of Virtual Mentor readers. The viewpoints expressed on this site are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the AMA.