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 1.

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January 2004 Contents

Physician Activism

Ethics Poll

Is it ethical for physicians to ask patients to support or oppose specific pieces of legislation?
Always
Sometimes
Rarely
Never

Is it ethical for physicians to provide voter registration materials in their offices?
Always
Sometimes
Rarely
Never

I believe that physicians have an obligation to join the AMA.
Yes
No

I plan to make or currently am making political activism an important part of my medical career.
Yes
No

From the Editor

An Obligation to Act
Jeffrey T. Kullgren
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Educating for Professionalism

Clinical Cases

Campaign Posters in the Clinic
Commentary by Marion Danis and Leonard M. Fleck
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Physician Work Stoppages as Activism
Commentary by Alan J. Lippman
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Physician Activism and Civil Disobedience
Commentary by Tom Tomlinson and Barry DeCoster
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Medical Education

Courses in Research-Based Health Activism
Oren M. Tepper, Peter Lurie and Sidney M. Wolfe
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Clinical Pearl

Treatment of Dependence on Opiate Medications
Norman S. Miller
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Law, Policy, and Society

Health Law

Federal Agencies Monitor Physician Prescribing for Pain
Amy Young
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Policy Forum

Civic Obligations in Medicine: Does "Professional" Civil Disobedience Tear, or Repair, the Basic Fabric of Society?
Matthew Wynia
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Human Rights and Advocacy: An Integral Part of Medical Education and Practice
Allen S. Keller
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Medicine and Society

What Drove Korean Doctors into the Streets?
Wang Jung Lee
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Beyond Medical School: The Frontier of Medical Activism
Braden Hexom
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Interview with Antonia C. Novello, MD, MPH, DrPH
VM interview with Antonia C. Novello
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Interview with Mark McClellan, MD, PhD
VM interview with Mark McClellan
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Op-Ed and Correspondence

Op-Ed

Activism? Yes! The AMA? Maybe Not
Howard Brody
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Physician Activism--An Obligation or Filler for Spare Time?
Nancy W. Dickey
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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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