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 2007, Volume 9, Number 07

Ethics Poll

What Patients Have a Right to Expect From Physicians

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

Your new internist appears to be markedly unfit. Does this influence the way you receive the life style advice he or she gives you?
Which response best expresses your opinion about the following statement: Patients have a right to expect their physicians to be available on demand?
The best way to sanction unprofessional physician conduct (that does not reach the threshold of malpractice) is:
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.