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Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. September 2010, Volume 12, Number 9: 697-771.

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September 2010 Contents

Natural Disasters, Quarantine, and Public Health Emergencies

Ethics Poll

When a natural or manmade disaster overwhelms the response capacity of medical personnel, disaster triage protocols are adopted to prioritize those who need treatment. Which of the following principles do you think should guide how patients are prioritized in cases of overwhelming medical need? You may check more than one.
Graphic media coverage of victims of disaster and terrorism has provoked controversy. Which one of the following best expresses what you think journalists should be allowed to cover and publish and why? Journalists should:

From the Editor

Preparing for and Responding to Mass Casualties and Disasters
Andrew C. Miller
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:699-700.

Educating for Professionalism

Clinical Cases

Conducting Clinical Research during Disasters
Commentary by Elizabeth Lee Daugherty and Douglas B. White
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:701-705.

Mandated Influenza Vaccines and Health Care Workersí Autonomy
Commentary by Andrew C. Miller and David W. Ross
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:706-710.

The Patient-Physician Relationship in Quarantine
Commentary by Nikita Joshi and Bonnie Arquilla
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:711-713.

Medical Education

Disaster Medicine and Emergency Preparedness Training for Health Care Institutions
John Broach, Mary-Elise Manuell, and Andrew Milsten
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:714-716.

The Code Says

The AMA Code of Medical Ethicsí Opinions on Quarantine and Physician Duty to Treat
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:717-718.

Clinical Pearl

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)óLessons for Future Pandemics
Adriel Malave and Elamin M. Elamin
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:719-725.

Law, Policy, and Society

Health Law

The Case of Dr. Anna PouóPhysician Liability in Emergency Situations
Ryan Bailey
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:726-730.

Policy Forum

In Context—The Turning Point Model State Public Health Act
Joneigh S. Khaldun
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:731-734.

The Turning Point Model State Public Health Act—Emergency Public Health Law versus Civil Liberties
Mathew Foley
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:735-738.

Medicine and Society

In Defense of Appealing to Emotions in Media Coverage of Catastrophe
Donna Rosene Leff
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:739-743.

History, Art, and Narrative

History of Medicine

The History of Point-of-Care Ultrasound Use in Disaster and Mass Casualty Incidents
Dana Sajed
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:744-749.

Images of Healing and Learning

Art Therapy for Children Who Have Survived Disaster
Sadia Hussain
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:750-753.

Resources

Suggested Readings and Resources
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:754-768.

About the Contributors
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Virtual Mentor. 2010; 12:769-771.