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Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. November 2013, Volume 15, Number 11: 921-1009.

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November 2013 Contents

Patient Consumerism

Ethics Poll

How can physicians best fulfill their responsibility to patients who want to try a nontraditional or unproven drug or biological that is unfamiliar to the physician?

To find out what a physician-ethicist thinks about this question, see the clinical case in this issue of Virtual Mentor.

The number of physician-rating websites is growing rapidly. A patient who is displeased with a physician or office visit can post his or her dismay on such a site. Which of the following do you think in the most professional way for physicians to react to the trend of rating physicians on the web?

To find out what a physician-ethicist thinks about this question, see the clinical case in this issue of Virtual Mentor.

Do you have an online patient health record?

From the Editor

The Empowered Patient: Consumerism in American Medicine
Ravi B. Parikh
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Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:923-925.

Educating for Professionalism

Ethics Cases

Responding to Patients' Requests for Nontraditional or Unproven Treatments
Commentary by T. Forcht Dagi
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Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:926-931.

Physician-Rating Websites
Commentary by James E. Sabin
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Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:932-936.

Primary Care Practice Response to Retail Clinics
Commentary by Rachel O. Reid and Ateev Mehrotra
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Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:937-942.

The Code Says

AMA Code of Medical Ethics’ Opinions on Patient Requests for and Use of Non-Prescribed Treatments
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Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:943-944.

AMA Code of Medical Ethics’ Opinion on Organ Transplantation
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Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:945-946.

State of the Art and Science

The Future of Smartphones in Health Care
Michael A. Batista and Shiv M. Gaglani
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Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:947-950.

Letting Patient Values Guide Shared Decision Making
Susan P. Pauker
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Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:951-953.

Law, Policy, and Society

Health Law

Direct-to-Consumer Advertising of Drugs
Richard Weinmeyer
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Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:954-959.

Policy Forum

The Role of Direct-to-Consumer Pharmaceutical Advertising in Patient Consumerism
Bo Wang and Aaron S. Kesselheim
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Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:960-965.

Consumerist Responses to Scarcity of Organs for Transplant
Eitan Neidich, Alon B. Neidich, David A. Axelrod, and John P. Roberts
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Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:966-972.

Will the Potential of Personal Health Records Be Realized?
Tara LePage and O’Neil Britton
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Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:973-977.

Medicine and Society

The Patient as Consumer Watchdog
Nancy Tomes
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Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:978-981.

History, Art, and Narrative

History of Medicine

Patient Satisfaction: History, Myths, and Misperceptions
Richard Bolton Siegrist, Jr.
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Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:982-987.

Op-Ed and Correspondence

Op-Ed

Consumerism in Health Care: Challenges and Opportunities
Richard Zeckhauser and Benjamin Sommers
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Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:988-992.

Resources

Suggested Readings and Resources
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Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:993-1005.

About the Contributors
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Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15:1006-1009.