AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. February 2006, Volume 8, Number 2: 67-124.

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February 2006 Contents

Expertise in Medicine

Ethics Poll

In some cultural traditions physicians discuss diagnoses and treatment with family members rather than with the patient. A US physician offers a patient from such a culture the choice of receiving information directly, without having first asked family members' permission to do so. Was the physician's action ethical?
Is it ethical for bioethicists to be paid by drug companies for their consulting services.
When presented with an ethical dilemma in medicine, my first reaction is to:

From the Editor

Toward a Definition of Expertise in Medicine
Eran Klein
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:69-70.

Educating for Professionalism

Clinical Cases

Evidence-Based Medicine and Clinical Expertise
Commentary by Mark Tonelli
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:71-74.

Ethics Consultation and Clinical Expertise
Commentary by Paul H. Rockey
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:75-78.

Ethics Expertise and Cultural Competence
Commentary by Henry S. Perkins
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:79-83.

Journal Discussion

Clinical Experts as Moral Agents
Eran Klein
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:90-92.

Medical Education

Simulation-Based Training: Opportunities for the Acquisition of Unique Skills
Louis P. Halamek
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:84-87.

Clinical Pearl

The Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis
Karunesh Ganguly
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:93-96.

Law, Policy, and Society

Health Law

Daubert and Expert Testimony
Allison Grady
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:97-100.

Policy Forum

Street Credibility and the Division of Labor in Bioethics
Abraham P. Schwab
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:101-104.

Medicine and Society

Bioethics Consultation for Pharmaceutical Corporations
Lisa M. Rasmussen
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:105-108.

Op-Ed and Correspondence

Op-Ed

Practical and Ethical Implications of Hospitalists as Subspecialists
Erin Egan
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:109-113.

Caring Comportment and the Hospitalist Model
Jeremy Snyder and Brian C. Zanoni
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:114-117.

Resources

Suggested Readings and Resources
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:118-122.

About the Contributors
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:123-124.