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Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. January 2006, Volume 8, Number 1: 5-65.

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January 2006 Contents

Ethical Issues in Screening

Ethics Poll

Have you undergone the screening tests your physician recommends for your age and gender (eg, cervical cancer screening, colon cancer screening, cholesterol checks)?
 Which of the following best describes your interest in obtaining a full-body screening CT scan?
If you had a family history of a degenerative, eventually deadly illness for which there were no cure, would you undergo genetic testing to see whether you had the mutation that caused the disease?

From the Editor

To Screen or Not To Screen?
Adrienne J.K. Carmack
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:5-6.

Educating for Professionalism

Clinical Cases

Breast Cancer Screening
Commentary by Heidi Malm, Gerald W. Chodak and Antonella Surbone
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:7-15.

Presymptomatic Genetic Testing for ALS
Commentary by Leo McCluskey
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:16-19.

Patient-Requested, Non-Recommended Screening
Commentary by Mark T. Hughes and Bimal H. Ashar
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:20-23.

Informed Refusal
Commentary by Howard Brody and Ruth Jepson
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:24-29.

Journal Discussion

Screening for Lung Cancer: Too Much for Too Little?
Christopher Kyle
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:30-33.

Clinical Pearl

What Makes a Screening Exam "Good"?
Cheryl Herman
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:34-37.

Law, Policy, and Society

Health Law

When Does the Malpractice Tort Clock Start Ticking?
Faith Lagay
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:38-41.

Policy Forum

What Good Is Hypertension Screening If You Don't Do Anything About It?
Christian J. Krautkramer
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:42-47.

Medicine and Society

Recognizing Our Responsibilities
Adrienne J.K. Carmack
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:48-49.

Op-Ed and Correspondence

Op-Ed

Is Prenatal Genetic Screening Unjustly Discriminatory?
Jeff McMahan
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:50-52.

The Uncertain Rationale for Prenatal Disability Screening
David Wasserman and Adrienne Asch
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:53-56.

Resources

Suggested Readings and Resources
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:57-63.

About the Contributors
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:64-65.