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Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. February 2008, Volume 10, Number 2: 79-132.

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February 2008 Contents

Caring for the Incarcerated Patient

Ethics Poll

As wards of the state, prisoners are guaranteed health care, a fact that many citizens find unfair. Which of the following statements best expresses how you feel about prisoners' access to health care?
A prisoner with severe medical illness who is a threat to himself or others should retain his right to refuse psychotropic medication.
During incarceration prisoners should have access to: (Check as many as apply.)

From the Editor

Guaranteed Access, Not Guaranteed Quality
Sarah Lee
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:81-83.

Educating for Professionalism

Clinical Cases

Assessing Demand for Wheelchair Use
Commentary by Owen J. Murray
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:84-87.

Should a Prisoner Be Placed on the Organ Transplant Waiting List?
Commentary by Andrew M. Cameron, Aruna K. Subramanian, Mark S. Sulkowski, David L. Thomas, and Kenrad E. Nelson
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:88-91.

Correctional Mental Health
Commentary by Jeffrey L. Metzner
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:92-95.

Journal Discussion

Physician Empathy in Correctional Facilities: Still in Need of Analysis
Ellena Bennett and Jamie S. Hirsch
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:96-101.

Clinical Pearl

Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C in Incarcerated Patients
Howard J. Worman
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:102-105.

Law, Policy, and Society

Health Law

Forced Medication of Prison Inmates
Lee Black
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:106-109.

Policy Forum

Condoms in Prison: The Ethical Dilemma
Robert E. Fullilove
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:110-112.

Medicine and Society

Why Prisoners Deserve Health Care
Joseph E. Paris
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:113-115.

Hard Time and Health Care: The Squeeze on Medicine Behind Bars
E. Bernadette McKinney
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:116-120.

History, Art and Narrative

Medical Narrative

Breaking Down Walls
Julia Dombrowski
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:121-122.

Op-Ed and Correspondence

Op-Ed

Delivering Care in a Non-Health-Care Space
Nancy Neveloff Dubler
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:123-125.

Resources

Suggested Readings and Resources
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:126-129.

About the Contributors
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:130-132.