AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. May 2006, Volume 8, Number 05

Ethics Poll

Your Doctor's Personal Values

The Ethics Poll is a snapshot of the opinions of interested readers.

1. Your doctor begins to discuss lifestyle-related religious and moral values with which you do not agree. The most accurate description of how you would react is:
2. Do you think that you have any biases toward people because of their weight or lifestyle choices that are apparent (eg, tattoos or body piercing)?
3. Pharmacists who object on moral grounds to providing contraception (including the morning-after pill) should:
Poll results reflect the opinions of visitors to the site who voluntarily answer the poll questions. Those visitors do not represent a random sample of Virtual Mentor readers. The viewpoints expressed on this site are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the AMA.