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Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. February 2011, Volume 13, Number 2: 75-138.

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February 2011 Contents

Ethical Challenges in Community-Based Participatory Research

Ethics Poll

Most new-patient intake forms ask individuals to check the box that most closely describes their race or ethnicity. Which of the following best describes how you feel about this practice?
One challenge faced by community-based participatory research is the question of individual consent versus consent of the community as a whole. Individuals may participate, perhaps after receiving an incentive to do so, and the research findings may be extrapolated to the community as a whole in a way that the community finds unflattering or defaming. This is especially true in small, well-defined communities or tribes. In such communities, do you think:
Successful community-based research uses the knowledge and skills of all partners to understand barriers to health and institute new ways of behaving that will reduce a given health disparity. These are not the outcomes traditionally rewarded by academic promotion and tenure committees. How do you think community-based researchers should be evaluated for promotion and tenure?

From the Editor

Making House Calls on the Community
Kenshata Watkins
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Virtual Mentor. 2011; 13:77-80.

Educating for Professionalism

Clinical Cases

Communicating Results of Community-Based Participatory Research
Commentary by Consuelo H. Wilkins
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Virtual Mentor. 2011; 13:81-85.

Physician, Researcher, Neighbor—Conflicting Roles in Community-Based Participatory Research
Commentary by Carla C. Keirns and Florence Thicklin
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Virtual Mentor. 2011; 13:86-93.

Setting the Agenda for Community-Based Participatory Research
Commentary by Jessie Kimbrough-Sugick, Jessica Holzer, and Eric B. Bass
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Virtual Mentor. 2011; 13:94-99.

The Code Says

The AMA Code of Medical Ethics’ Opinion on Population-Based Genomic Research
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Virtual Mentor. 2011; 100-101.

Journal Discussion

Improving Institutional Review of Community-Based Participatory Research Applications
Andrew Plunk
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Virtual Mentor. 2011; 13:102-104.

Identifying the Challenges in Community-Based Participatory Research Collaboration
Timothy Hotze
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Virtual Mentor. 2011; 13:105-108.

Clinical Pearl

Routine HIV Testing in Older Adults
Lisa K. Fitzpatrick
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Virtual Mentor. 2011; 13:109-112.

Law, Policy, and Society

Health Law

Genetic Research among the Havasupai—A Cautionary Tale
Robyn L. Sterling
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Virtual Mentor. 2011; 13:113-117.

Policy Forum

Community-Based Participatory Research and the Academic System of Rewards
Nicolette I. Teufel-Shone
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Virtual Mentor. 2011; 13:118-123.

Medicine and Society

“Vulnerable” Populations—Medicine, Race, and Presumptions of Identity
Karla F.C. Holloway
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Virtual Mentor. 2011; 13:124-127.

Resources

Suggested Readings and Resources
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Virtual Mentor. 2011; 13:128-135.

About the Contributors
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Virtual Mentor. 2011; 13:136-138.