AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. July 2006, Volume 8, Number 7: 437-489.

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July 2006 Contents

State of the Art of Healing in the 21st Century

Ethics Poll

1. You have a competent primary care physician. How important is it to you (on a scale of 1-10 where 1 = not at all important and 10 = extremely important) that he or she demonstrate warmth, friendliness and interest in you as a person?
2. Emotional intelligence (EI) quotients measure self- and social-awareness, self-regulation and social skills. Do you think admissions committees should attempt to assess the emotional intelligence of medical school applicants?
3. Fifty percent or more of medical students are women. Which do you think will be the most significant effect of this "feminization" of medicine?

From the Editor

In Search of the Art of Healing in Modern Medicine
Shaili Jain
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:437-438.

Educating for Professionalism

Clinical Cases

Can Healers Have Private Lives?
Commentary by Alexia M. Torke, G. Caleb Alexander, Howard Liu and Michelle B. Riba
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:441-448.

Can There Be Healing without Trust?
Commentary by Joseph B. Layde
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:449-451.

Putting It All Together--the Art and Science of Medicine
Commentary by James N. Kirkpatrick and Hunter Groninger
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:452-458.

Journal Discussion

For What Ends Do We Promote Medical Professionalism?
Nathan A. Bostick
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:459-463.

Clinical Pearl

Ten Rules for Keeping the Art of Medicine Alive in Daily Practice
Edward C. Rosenow III
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:464-465.

Law, Policy, and Society

Policy Forum

Will Reduced Resident Work Hours Improve the State of the Art of Healing?
James O'Neil Jr.
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:466-468.

Medicine and Society

Improving Clinical Decision Making by Excising the Physician's Judgment
Abraham P. Schwab
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:469-472.

Op-Ed and Correspondence

Op-Ed

Should Medical School Applicants Be Tested for Emotional Intelligence?
Carol Elam and Terry D. Stratton
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:473-476.

Does High EI (Emotional Intelligence) Make Better Doctors?
Peggy J. Wagner
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:477-479.

Resources

Suggested Readings and Resources
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:480-487.

About the Contributors
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Virtual Mentor. 2006; 8:488-489.