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Illuminating the art of medicine

AMA Journal of Ethics. September 2015, Volume 17, Number 9: 815-883.

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Ethical Issues in Gynecological Oncology

Ethics Poll

Would you see that your adolescent son and daughter received the HPV vaccine for prevention of infection with the human papilloma virus that causes cervical cancer and genital warts?

Read more about the HPV vaccine and who can be affected with the human papilloma virus in the September 2015 AMA Journal of Ethics.

A woman with breast cancer is tested and discovers that she carries a genetic mutation that increases the risk of breast cancer. She asks that her physician not tell her daughter because she does not want her daughter to know of her illness. Which of the following statements do you agree with?

Read more about a physician’s duties to maintain patient confidentiality and to protect others from harm in the September 2015 AMA Journal of Ethics.

Men as well as women can inherit and pass on the BRCA gene mutations that increase risk of breast and ovarian cancer.

From the Editor

Advances in Gynecologic Oncology
W. Miller Johnstone III
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:817-818.

Ethics Cases

Disclosing Information about the Risk of Inherited Disease
Commentary by Clint Parker
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:819-825.

Oncofertility for Adolescents: When Parents and Physicians Disagree about Egg Cryopreservation for a Mature Minor
Commentary by Annekathryn Goodman
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:826-833.

Podcast

Facilitating End-of-Life Care Discussions through the Conversation Project Listen
Interview with Kate M. Lally

Medical Education

Designing an Ethics Curriculum in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Matthew Schlumbrecht
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:834-838.

In the Literature

After Equipoise: Continuing Research to Gain FDA Approval
Allison Kerianne Crockett
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:839-842.

State of the Art and Science

Fallopian Tube Ligation or Salpingectomy as Means for Reducing Risk of Ovarian Cancer
J. Brian Szender and Shashikant B. Lele
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:843-848.

Health Law

Supreme Court to Myriad Genetics: Synthetic DNA Is Patentable but Isolated Genes Are Not
Richard Weinmeyer and Tobin Klusty
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:849-853.

Medicine and Society

The HPV Vaccine: Overcoming Barriers to Acceptance of a Medical Triumph
Jennifer Emberger
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:854-857.

Images of Healing and Learning

The Patient as Text: Literary Scholarship and Medical Practice in Margaret Edson’s Wit
Ann Henley
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:858-864.

History of Medicine

Diethylstilbestrol (DES) Pregnancy Treatment: A Promising Widely Used Therapy with Unintended Adverse Consequences
Arthur L. Herbst and Diane Anderson
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:865-870.

Resources

Suggested Readings and Resources
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:871-881.

About the Contributors
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:882-883.