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Virtual Mentor. February 2009, Volume 11, Number 2: 99-195.

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February 2009 Contents

Professional Responsibility in Preventing Violence and Abuse

Ethics Poll

What proportion of women and men, respectively, report sexual or physical violence by an intimate partner?

For the correct answer, read Update on Intimate Partner Violence and Medical Education.

Most states require that physicians report suspected abuse of minors and the elderly and that they report having treated certain communicable diseases and injuries inflicted by guns, knives, and other violent means. Whether physicians should be mandated to report instances of intimate partner abuse that require medical treatment is debated in the profession. Which of the following best expresses your view on this topic?
What percent of medical students who graduated in 2008 reported that they had been personally mistreated during medical school?

For the correct answer, read When Bad Things Happen in the Learning Environment.

From the Editor

Ending the Vicious Cycle
Justin P. Lee
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:101-105.

Educating for Professionalism

Clinical Cases

When Bad Things Happen in the Learning Environment
Commentary by Dan Hunt, Barbara Barzansky and Michael Migdal
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:106-110.

What To Do when It Might Be Child Abuse
Commentary by Karen St. Claire
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:111-116.

Youth Violence: Effective Screening and Prevention
Commentary by Lauren K. Whiteside and Rebecca M. Cunningham
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:117-123.

Medical Education

Update on Intimate Partner Violence and Medical Education
Ana E. Nunez, Candace J. Robertson, and Jill A. Foster
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:124-129.

Intimate Partner Violence in the Medical School Curriculum: Approaches and Lessons Learned
Cindy Moskovic, Lacey Wyatt, Annapoorna Chirra, Gretchen Guiton, Carolyn J. Sachs, Heidi Schubmehl, Claudia Sevilla, and Janet P. Pregler
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:130-136.

Journal Discussion

Against the Mandatory Reporting of Intimate Partner Violence
Isac Thomas
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:137-140.

Clinical Pearl

To Report or Not Report: A Physicianís Dilemma
Jenelle R. Shanley, Deborah Shropshire, and Barbara L. Bonner
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:141-145.

Law, Policy, and Society

Health Law

When Patient-Physician Confidentiality Conflicts with the Law
Kristin E. Schleiter
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:146-148.

Policy Forum

Under the Gun: Threat Assessment in Schools
Nancy Rappaport and James G. Barrett
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:149-154.

Medicine and Society

The Double Helix and Double-Edged Sword: How the Public Thinks about Genes
Jason Schnittker
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:155-160.

Legacy of Abuse in a Sacred Profession: Another Call for Change
Janet Rose Osuch
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:161-166.

History, Art, and Narrative

History of Medicine

History of Violence as a Public Health Problem
Linda L. Dahlberg and James A. Mercy
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:167-172.

Op-Ed and Correspondence

Op-Ed

Be Aware of Bullying: A Critical Public Health Responsibility
Jorge C. Srabstein
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:173-177.

Resources

Suggested Readings and Resources
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:178-190.

About the Contributors
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:191-195.