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Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. March 2010, Volume 12, Number 3: 143-252.

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March 2010 Contents

Global Health Ethics in Practice

Ethics Poll

Many medical students want to take elective coursework in low-resource, underserved countries around the world. Medical schools have, to a great degree, accommodated student wishes and helped them to arrange electives abroad. Critics of global health electives refer to the practice as "medical student tourism" and say that students should do their service learning in the many underserved areas in the U.S. Do you agree with these critics that, while students can think globally, they should act locally?
Physician-researchers working in medical schools in low-resource countries around the world face the dilemma of allocating time between the laboratory and the clinic. Which of the following statements best describes how you think such dilemmas should be managed?
Students who take elective course work in medically underserved countries around the world should not be allowed to perform any patient services or interventions they would not be allowed to perform in community clinics at home.

From the Editor

Global Health Ethics at Home and Abroad
Jennifer L. Weinberg
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:146-148.

Educating for Professionalism

Clinical Cases

With So Much Need, Where Do I Serve?
Commentary by Cynthia Haq, Heather Lukolyo, Lauren K. Graber, Mei Elansary, Kaveh Khoshnood, and Asghar Rastegar
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:149-158.

Mutually Beneficial Global Health Electives
Commentary by Mosepele Mosepele, Sarah Lyon, and C. Jessica Dine
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:159-166.

Caring for Patients in Low-Resource Settings
Commentary by Audrey M. Provenzano and Kaveh Khoshnood
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:167-170.

Medical Education

Applying Themes from Research Ethics to International Education Partnerships
Jane Philpott
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:171-178.

Sustainable International Partnership Building for Academic Medical Centers: Experiences with the Botswana-UPenn Partnership
Jennifer Cohn and Harvey M. Friedman
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:179-183.

The University of Washington Pediatric Residency Program Experience in Global Health and Community Health and Advocacy
Kym Ahrens, F. Bruder Stapleton, and Maneesh Batra
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:184-189.

The Code Says

AMA Code of Medical Ethics’ Opinion on International Research
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:190-191.

Journal Discussion

The Physician-Researcherís Dilemma
Hana Akselrod
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:192-196.

Global Health Ethics and Professionalism Education at Medical Schools
Sujal M. Parikh
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:197-201.

Clinical Pearl

The WHO Clinical Staging System for HIV/AIDS
Jennifer L. Weinberg and Carrie L. Kovarik
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:202-206.

Law, Policy, and Society

Health Law

Liability Considerations for Physician Volunteers in the U.S.
Lisa Benrud, Jacqueline Darrah, and Alison Johnson
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:207-212.

Policy Forum

Is International Trade Impacting Health? Challenges for This Decade
Josh Ruxin
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:213-217.

Medicine and Society

Health Electives in Africa and the Duty to Care in the Age of HIV/AIDS
Claire L. Wendland
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:218-224.

History, Art, and Narrative

History of Medicine

Stigmatization Complicates Infectious Disease Management
Phil Perry and Fred Donini-Lenhoff
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:225-230.

Medical Narrative

Training for a Global State of Mind
Jane Philpott
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:231-236.

Resources

Suggested Readings and Resources
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:237-247.

About the Contributors
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:248-252.