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Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. October 2011, Volume 13, Number 10: 679-746.

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October 2011 Contents

Doctors after Hours: Physicians as Citizens

Ethics Poll

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.

From the Editor

The Physician as an Evolving Moral Actor
Steve Y. Lee
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Virtual Mentor. 2011; 13:681-683.

Educating for Professionalism

Clinical Cases

“...Not as I Do”
Commentary by Stephanie Toth and Sonja Boone
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Virtual Mentor. 2011; 13:684-689.

Physicians and Political Advocacy
Commentary by Thomas A. Bledsoe and Grayson W. Armstrong
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Virtual Mentor. 2011; 13:690-696.

When Patients Worry about the Doctor
Commentary by Jan Miller
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Virtual Mentor. 2011; 13:697-699.

The Code Says

American Medical Association Code of Medical Ethics’ Opinions on Physicians’ Health and Conduct
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Virtual Mentor. 2011; 13:700-702.

Journal Discussion

Rousseau at the Roundtable—The Social Contract and the Physician’s Responsibility to Society
Michael S. Sinha
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Virtual Mentor. 2011; 13:703-706.

Law, Policy, and Society

Health Law

Home or Hospital—Your Medical Board Is Watching
Valarie Blake
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Virtual Mentor. 2011; 13:707-711.

Policy Forum

Criminal Convictions and Medical Licensure
Herbert Rakatansky
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Virtual Mentor. 2011; 13:712-717.

Medicine and Society

Judging Doctors—The Person and the Professional
Nadia N. Sawicki
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Virtual Mentor. 2011; 13:718-722.

History, Art, and Narrative

Medical Narrative

Reconnecting to the Moral Core of the Profession
Diane Plantz
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Virtual Mentor. 2011; 13:723-725.

Op-Ed and Correspondence

Op-Ed

The Risks of Professional Protest
Ford Vox
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Virtual Mentor. 2011; 13:726-730.

Doctors’ Responsibility to Reduce Discrimination against Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender People
Stephen Rivoli
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Virtual Mentor. 2011; 13:731-735.

Correspondence

The Role of Retail Clinics in Today’s Medical Care
Gregory Judd
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Virtual Mentor. 2011; 13:736-737.

Resources

Suggested Readings and Resources
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Virtual Mentor. 2011; 13:738-744.

About the Contributors
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Virtual Mentor. 2011; 13:745-746.