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 2005, Volume 7, Number 1.

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January 2005 Contents

Interactive Issue on Internal Medicine

Introduction

Special Theme Issue on Internal Medicine
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Educating for Professionalism

Module 1: Patient-Physician Relationship
(Estimated completion time: 35 minutes)

Case 1.1: Potential Patients—A Call from the Emergency Department
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Case 1.2: Fundamentals of the Patient-Physician Relationship—Mr. Jones Keeps Calling
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Case 1.3: Physicians' Political Communications with Patients and Their Families—Who Should I Vote For?
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Case 1.4: Terminating the Patient-Physician Relationship—Saying Goodbye to Mr. Jones
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Module 2: Informed Consent
(Estimated completion time: 25 minutes)

Case 2.1: Respect for Patient Decision Making—Mr. Douglas's Choice of Treatment
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Case 2.2: Disclosure and Patient Information—Mr. Douglas's Angiogram Gets a Second Look
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Case 2.3 Surrogate Decision Making—Mrs. Douglas's Choice of Treatment for Her Husband
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Module 3: Privacy and Confidentiality
(Estimated completion time: 25 minutes)

Case 3.1: Respecting Privacy—No Students Please
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Case 3.2: Duty to Report—An HIV Diagnosis
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Case 3.3: Confidential Care for Minors and Protecting Genetic Information
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Module 4: Medical Student Participation in Patient Care
(Estimated completion time: 20 minutes)

Case 4.1: Balancing Patient Care and Student Education—Mr. Harvey's Central Line
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Case 4.2: Practicing a Procedure on the Newly Deceased—Mrs. Milos's Pericardiocentesis
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Module 5: End-of-Life Care
(Estimated completion time: 25 minutes)

Case 5.1: Futile Care—An Inoperable Cancer
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Case 5.2: Physician Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia—Mrs. Scott's Plan for the Future
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Case 5.3: Withdrawing or Withholding Treatment—Respecting Patients' End-of-Life Decisions
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Module 6: Conflicts of Interest
(Estimated completion time: 35 minutes)

Case 6.1: Gifts from Industry—The Cost of Lunch
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Case 6.2: Financial Incentives—The 50-Milligram Difference
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Case 6.3: Office Sales—Supplemental Income
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Case 6.4: Treatment of Family Members and Significant Others—All in the Family
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Module 7: Access to Care
(Estimated completion time: 25 minutes)

Case 7.1: Indigent Care—Volunteering at the Clinic
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Case 7.2: Physician Activism—Doctors Go on Strike
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Case 7.3: Retainer Practices—But I Can't Drive
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