AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. June 2013, Volume 15, Number 6: 489-560.

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June 2013 Contents

Physician Leadership and Team-Based Care

Ethics Poll

In hospital settings, physicians, medical students, nurses, radiology and lab techs, patient transport staff, and others wear uniforms of different colors and styles (e.g., scrubs, long or short lab coats) that differentiate among their professions and caregiving responsibilities. Last time you stayed in or visited a hospital, did you:
A meta-analysis of 45 studies of leadership styles found that women were more likely than men to employ mentoring styles that empowered followers to reach their full potential. Do you think it follows from this that women would make better leaders of medical care teams than men?
In medicine's new emphasis on team-based care, teams of primary care and specialty physicians, nurses, social workers, physical therapists, and others assume accountability for a given patient's continuous health status. Do you think this system will improve patient care? Select one answer.

From the Editor

Redefining Leadership and Medical Teams
Jennifer Chevinsky
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Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:491-492.

Educating for Professionalism

Ethics Cases

Team Response to Internal Disagreement about Professional Conduct
Commentary by Robert M. Walker
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Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:493-497.

Resistance to Changing Roles in the Medical Team
Commentary by Erin L. Bakanas
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Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:498-503.

Approaching Interprofessional Education in Medical School
Commentary by Dawn M. Schocken, Amy H. Schwartz, and Frazier T. Stevenson
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Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:504-508.

Medical Education

Fostering Emotional Intelligence in Medical Training: The SELECT Program
Alicia D.H. Monroe and Allesa English
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Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:509-513.

The Code Says

The AMA Code of Medical Ethics’ Opinion on Physician Administrators
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Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:514.

Journal Discussion

Leadership of Accountable Care Organizations
Primi Ranola
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Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:515-517.

Law, Policy, and Society

Health Law

Scope of Practice in Team-Based Care: Virginia and Nationwide
Valarie Blake
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Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:518-521.

Policy Forum

Creating Incentives for Accountability in Patient Care
William Bond
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Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:522-528.

Medicine and Society

Hierarchical Medical Teams and the Science of Teamwork
Ashley M. Hughes and Eduardo Salas
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Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:529-533.

Leadership and Team-Based Care
John H. Armstrong
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Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:534-537.

History, Art, and Narrative

Images of Healing and Learning

Medical Hierarchy and Medical Garb
Daniella M. Schocken, Aliye Runyan, Anna Willieme, and Jason Wilson
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Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:538-543.

Op-Ed and Correspondence

Op-Ed

One Leadership Style Does Not Fit All
Catherine M. Lynch
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Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:544-546.

Resources

Suggested Readings and Resources
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Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:547-557.

About the Contributors
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Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:558-560.