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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. May 2006, Volume 8, Number 5: 293-356.

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May 2006 Contents

Conflict of Values in the Clinical Setting

Ethics Poll

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:

From the Editor

Whose Values?
Manish Tushar Raiji
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:295-297.

Educating for Professionalism

Clinical Cases

Stigmatized Patients' Right to Equal Treatment
Commentary by Kelly D. Brownell and Rebecca M. Puhl
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:298-302.

Physician Values and Clinical Decision Making
Commentary by Jack Drescher and Andrew Fergusson
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:303-308.

Disagreement over Resuscitation
Commentary by John M. Lorenz
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:309-314.

Journal Discussion

Coping Mechanisms and Quality of Life
Helen Harrison
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:319-322.

Medical Education

How to Catch the Story but Not Fall Down: Reading Our Way to More Culturally Appropriate Care
Sayantani DasGupta
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:315-318.

Clinical Pearl

Prostate Cancer Screening and Treatment Recommendations
Nicholas J. Fitzsimons and Stephen J. Freedland
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:323-326.

Law, Policy, and Society

Health Law

Legal Protection for Conscientious Objection by Health Professionals
Allison Grady
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:327-331.

Medicine and Society

Obligation To Provide Services: A Physician-Public Defender Comparison
June M. McKoy
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:332-334.

Professional Demands and Religious Observance
Mahendr S. Kochar
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:335-336.

Op-Ed and Correspondence

Op-Ed

The Growing Abuse of Conscientious Objection
Rebecca J. Cook and Bernard M. Dickens
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:337-340.

The Myth of Value Neutrality
Paul J. Hoehner
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:341-344.

Resources

Suggested Readings and Resources
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:345-353.

About the Contributors
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:354-356.