AMA Journal of Ethics®

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. May 2004, Volume 6, Number 5.

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May 2004 Contents

Medicine's Response to Terrorism

Ethics Poll



Do you think that a terrorism attack in your community is:
Imminent.
Highly likely.
Likely.
Unlikely.
Very unlikely.

Did you prescribe ciprofloxacin for patients without a strict medical indication for it in the aftermath of the 2001 anthrax attacks?
Yes
No

Did you request a ciprofloxacin prescription for you or your family in the aftermath of the 2001 anthrax attacks?
Yes
No

Have you participated in any type of disaster preparedness training recently?
Yes
No

Do you think that money spent on homeland security and terrorism preparedness will strengthen public health services in the long run?
Yes
No

From the Editor

Sudden New Demand on Curriculum and Practice
Julia C. Dombrowski
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Educating for Professionalism

Clinical Cases

Duty to Treat versus Personal Safety
Commentary by Mark T. Hughes and David Marcozzi
Full Text

Disaster Triage
Commentary by James F. Childress
Full Text

Request for Unnecessary Prophylaxis
Commentary by Janet Keating
Full Text

Journal Discussion

Human Subjects Research for Biochemical Antidotes
Susanna Smith
Full Text

Medical Education

Terrorism Preparedness for Practicing Physicians
James J. James
Full Text

Clinical Pearl

Disaster Life Support
Julia C. Dombrowski
Full Text

Law, Policy, and Society

Health Law

The Proposed Model State Emergency Health Powers Act
Faith Lagay
Full Text

Policy Forum

Terrorism and Intellectual Property Rights
David B. Resnick
Full Text

Bioterrorism and Health Care Reform: No Preparedness Without Access
Shane K. Green
Full Text

Medicine and Society

Citizen Samaritans and Public Perils: Our Duties to Doctors
Chalmers C. Clark
Full Text

Ethical Issues in Emergency Preparedness and Response for Health Professionals
Lisa A. Eckenwiler
Full Text

Op-Ed and Correspondence

Op-Ed

Terrorism "Preparedness": Diversion of Resources and Erosion of Trust
Victor W Sidel and Barry S. Levy
Full Text

Mitigating Psychological Effects of Terrorism and Disaster: An Essential Role for Physicians and Medical Staff
Jeffrey T. Mitchell
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History, Art, and Narrative

Medical Humanities

A Doctor's Duties in Terror-Struck Communities
Yishai Ofran
Full Text

Resources

Suggested Readings and Resources
Full Text

Test Questions
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About the Contributors
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