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Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. October 2009, Volume 11, Number 10: 745-828.

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October 2009 Contents

Religion, Patients, and Medical Ethics

Ethics Poll

Do you believe that prayer as you understand it can help in the recovery of people who are also receiving standard medical care for their illnesses?
How do you think end-of-life care would be affected if physicians were more attentive to the religious/spiritual aspect of patients' lives? (Check all that apply.)
How would you classify your belief system?

From the Editor

The Separation of Church and Medicine
Myrick C. Shinall Jr.
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:747-749.

Educating for Professionalism

Clinical Cases

When Patients Say, It's in God's Hands.
Commentary by Keith G. Meador
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:750 754.

Can Physicians' Contractual Obligations Limit Their Professional Obligations?
Commentary by Frank A. Chervenak, Laurence B. McCullough, and Robert J. Walter
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:755-760.

The Patient Who Says He Is Ready to Die
Commentary by Margaret Tarpley and John Tarpley
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:761-765.

The Code Says

AMA Code of Medical Ethics’ Opinion on Respect for Patient Beliefs
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:766.

Journal Discussion

Coping with Religious Coping
Kyle B. Brothers
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:767-771.

Clinical Pearl

Secondary Management of Ischemic Stroke
Derek Riebau and Lisa Hermann
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:772-777.

Law, Policy, and Society

Health Law

Law and Medicine: Pediatric Faith Healing
Kevin Abbott
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:778-782.

Policy Forum

Access and Conscience: Principles of Practical Reconciliation
Lynn D. Wardle
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:783-787.

Medicine and Society

Recognizing the Mind/Body/Spirit Connection in Medical Care
Samuel E. Karff
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:788-792.

History, Art, and Narrative

History of Medicine

The Indian Health Service and Traditional Indian Medicine
Everett R. Rhoades
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:793-798.

Medical Narratives

Sami, the Methanol Guy
Nabil Al-Khalisi
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:799-803.

Op-Ed and Correspondence

Op-Ed

Physicians and Patients' Spirituality
Christina M. Puchalski, Stephen G. Post, and Richard P. Sloan
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:804-815.

Resources

Suggested Readings and Resources
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:816-825.

About the Contributors
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Virtual Mentor. 2009; 11:826-828.