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Illuminating the art of medicine

AMA Journal of Ethics. October 2015, Volume 17, Number 10: 885-1005.

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Physicians, Human Rights, and Civil Liberties

Ethics Poll

Physicians in the military who participate in enhanced interrogation or torture of detainees should:

Learn what a 2015 APA investigative report has to say about physician participation in enhanced interrogation in the October 2015 AMA Journal of Ethics.

Force-feeding competent prisoners who are on hunger strikes is a contentious practice. Most often physicians are asked to administer artificial nutrition. Which of the following expresses your thinking about physician participation in force-feeding of prisoners on hunger strikes?

See what medical ethics has to say about physician participation in force-feeding of hunger-striking prisoners in the October 2015 AMA Journal of Ethics.

Governments have a responsibility to provide basic medical and health care services to their citizens free of charge.

From An AMA Journal of Ethics Special Contributor

Deciding Whether to Refer a Colleague to a Physician Health Program
J. Wesley Boyd
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:888-893.

From the Editor

Health and Social Justice: The Role of Today’s Physician
Nikhil A. Patel
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:894-896.

Ethics Cases

Conscientious Refusal or Discrimination against Gay Parents?
Commentary by Judith Palfrey
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:897-903.

Force-Feeding Prisoners Is Wrong
Commentary by J. Wesley Boyd
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:904-908.

Peer-Reviewed Article

Should an Undocumented Immigrant Receive a Heart Transplant?
Aaron Wightman and Douglas Diekema
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:909-913.

Podcast

Beyond Infectious Disease Control: Partners In Health’s Pursuit of Social Justice Listen
Interview with Joia Mukherjee

Medical Education

Medical Education on Human Trafficking
Hanni Stoklosa, Aimee M. Grace, and Nicole Littenberg
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:914-921.

The Code Says

The AMA Code of Medical Ethics’ Opinion on Interrogation of Detainees
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:922-923.

In the Literature

Professionalism and Conflicting Interests: The American Psychological Association’s Involvement in Torture
Nikhil A. Patel and G. David Elkin
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:924-930.

State of the Art and Science

Humanitarian Uses of Drones and Satellite Imagery Analysis: the Promises and Perils
Amos Lichtman and Mohit Nair
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:931-937.

Health Law

King v. Burwell: US Supreme Court Extends Tax Credits for Health Insurance Coverage to All 50 States
Tobin Klusty and Stephanie Bi
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:938-944.

Policy Forum

Medical Associations and Accountability for Physician Participation in Torture
Steven H. Miles
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:945-951.

Forced Sterilizations of HIV-Positive Women: A Global Ethics and Policy Failure
Stephanie Bi and Tobin Klusty
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:952-957.

Medicine and Society

Promoting Health as a Human Right in the Post-ACA United States
Andrea S. Christopher and Dominic Caruso
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:958-965.

History of Medicine

Dual Loyalties, Human Rights Violations, and Physician Complicity in Apartheid South Africa
Keymanthri Moodley and Sharon Kling
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:966-972.

Medical Narrative

Uncompromised Professional Responsibility in Apartheid South Africa
Wendy Orr
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:973-977.

Second Thoughts

#BlackLivesMatter: Physicians Must Stand for Racial Justice
White Coats for Black Lives (WC4BL) National Working Group
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:978-982.

Resources

Suggested Readings and Resources
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:983-1001.

About the Contributors
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:1002-1005.