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Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. April 2012, Volume 14, Number 4: 297-361.

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April 2012 Contents

Foreignness in Medicine

Ethics Poll

Illegal immigrants should be eligible for the following government-subsidized medical interventions (check all that apply).
Should the United States actively recruit foreign physicians to alleviate the domestic shortage of physicians?
There are many online communities devoted to discussion of illness. What, if anything, is your connection to them?

From the Editor

Coping with Unfamiliarity in Medicine
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Virtual Mentor. 2012; 14:299-300.

Educating for Professionalism

Ethics Cases

Language Barriers in the Emergency Room
Commentary by Kirk L. Smith
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Virtual Mentor. 2012; 14:301-304.

Fibromyalgia Confounds Allopathic Habits of Mind
Commentary by David Edelberg
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Virtual Mentor. 2012; 14:305-309.

“Don’t You Have Any American Doctors?”: International Medical Graduates and Patient Prejudice
Commentary by Amit Chakrabarty
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Virtual Mentor. 2012; 14:310-311.

The Code Says

American Medical Association Code of Medical Ethics’ Opinion on Cultural Sensitivity and Ethnic Disparities in Care
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Virtual Mentor. 2012; 14:312-313.

Journal Discussion

I Am Not Myself: Understanding Illness as Unhomelike Being-in-the-World
Todd Ferguson
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Virtual Mentor. 2012; 14:314-317.

State of the Art and Science

Integrating Immigrants into the U.S. Health System
Arturo Vargas Bustamante and Philip J. Van der Wees
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Virtual Mentor. 2012; 14:318-323.

Law, Policy, and Society

Health Law

Citizenship Requirements for Medicaid Coverage
Valarie Blake
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Virtual Mentor. 2012; 14:324-328.

Policy Forum

“A Little More than Kin, and Less than Kind”: U.S. Immigration Policy on International Medical Graduates
Nyapati R. Rao
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Virtual Mentor. 2012; 14:329-337.

Medicine and Society

The Fallacy and Dangers of Dichotomizing Cultural Differences: The Truth about Medical Truth Telling in China
Jing-Bao Nie
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Virtual Mentor. 2012; 14:338-343.

History, Art, and Narrative

Images of Healing and Learning

“Sickness Is a Place”: The Foreign Culture of Illness
Faith L. Lagay
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Virtual Mentor. 2012; 14:344-350.

Resources

Suggested Readings and Resources
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Virtual Mentor. 2012; 14:351-359.

About the Contributors
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Virtual Mentor. 2012; 14:360-361.