AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. October 2011, Volume 13, Number 10.

Ethics Poll

Trusting the Doctor, Trusting the Person

The Ethics Poll is a snapshot of the opinions of interested readers.

A physician who signs a political petition or advocates for legislation or a candidate should not list "MD" after his or her name or allow himself or herself to be introduced as a physician.
I would not trust my medical care to a physician if I knew that he or she: (check as many as apply)
Physicians have a professional responsibility to advocate against discriminatory social practices. Select the answer that best describes your thinking about that statement.

Poll results reflect the opinions of visitors to the site who voluntarily answer the poll questions. Those visitors do not represent a random sample of our readers. The viewpoints expressed on this site are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the AMA.