AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

AMA Journal of Ethics. May 2015, Volume 17, Number 5: 407-487.

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Observing Professional Boundaries

Ethics Poll

Which of the following cross the boundaries that define appropriate patient-physician relationships?
What about the following?

From an AMA Journal of Ethics Special Contributor

Incorporating Spirituality into Patient Care
Robert D. Orr
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:409-415.

From the Editor

Professional Boundaries and Meaningful Care
Nadi N. Kaonga
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:416-418.

Ethics Cases

Balancing Practice Policies with Patient Needs
Commentary by Eric Goepfert and Brian Kroener
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:419-424.

Does Helping a Patient Find a Job Violate Professional Boundaries?
Commentary by John M. Mazzullo
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:425-427.

A Friend’s Request for Treatment
Commentary by Horacio Hojman
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:428-431.

Podcast

Negotiating Professional Boundaries in the Patient-Physician Relationship Listen
Interview with Gordon D. Schiff

The Code Says

The AMA Code of Medical Ethics’ Opinions on Observing Professional Boundaries and Meeting Professional Responsibilities
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:432-434.

Medical Education

Where the Rubber Meets the Road: The Challenge of Reporting Colleagues’ Boundary Violations
Leonard L. Glass
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:435-440.

In the Literature

Professional Guidelines for Social Media Use: A Starting Point
Terry Kind
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:441-447.

Policy Forum

Professional Codes, Public Regulations, and the Rebuilding of Judgment Following Physicians’ Boundary Violations
Joseph C. d’Oronzio
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:448-455.

The Need for Professional Standards in Global Health
Roy Ahn, Kristina Tester, Zaid Altawil, and Thomas F. Burke
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:456-460.

Medicine and Society

Necessary Boundary Crossings in Pediatrics
Emily Thompson
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:461-464.

Medical Narrative

An Intergenerational Conversation about Frustrations, Lessons, and Hope in Physician Activism
Shira Heisler and Gordon D. Schiff
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:465-468.

Doctoring for the Homeless: Caring for the Most Vulnerable by Building Trust
Monica Bharel
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:469-472.

The Changing Patient-Physician Relationship
James M. Thompson
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:473-476.

Resources

Suggested Readings and Resources
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:477-484.

About the Contributors
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:485-487.