AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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Illuminating the art of medicine

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March 2008 Contents

Medicine and Personhood

Ethics Poll

The definition of "personhood" is continually debated by philosophers, medical ethicists, and the public. Do you believe that patients in persistent vegetative states (PVS) and anencephalic infants are persons?

From the Editor

Persons, Bodies, Minds, and Disease
Jennifer Kasten
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:135-137.

Educating for Professionalism

Clinical Cases

Decision Making in a Case of Personality Change
Commentary by Kristi L. Kirschner
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:138-143.

Duty to Warn and Dissociative Identity Disorder
Commentary by Michael A. Norko
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:144-149.

Psychosomatic Elaboration of Distress
Commentary by J. Wesley Boyd
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:150-153.

Journal Discussion

Evaluating Sources of Clinical Knowledge
Raymond Raad
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:154-157.

Clinical Pearl

Recognizing and Treating Conversion Disorder
Sean M. Blitzstein
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:158-160.

Law, Policy, and Society

Health Law

Mental Capacity and Contracts
Lee Black
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:161-164.

Policy Forum

Research Funding Favors Allopathic Medications
James Lake
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:165-170.

Medicine and Society

Personhood and Autonomy in Multicultural Health Care Settings
Daniel Fu-Chang Tsai
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:171-176.

History, Art and Narrative

History of Medicine

Holistic Medicine and the Western Medical Tradition
Sneha Mantri
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:177-180.

Resources

Suggested Readings and Resources
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:181-186.

About the Contributors
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:187-188.