AMA Journal of Ethics®

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

AMA Journal of Ethics. January 2016, Volume 18, Number 1

Ethics Poll

Patient- and Family-Centered Care

The Ethics Poll is a snapshot of the opinions of interested readers.

Poll Question 1

Your patient is a child with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who needs a bone marrow transplant. The only suitable match is the child’s younger sibling, who is hesitant and afraid and is not ready to assent to undergo surgery. What will you do?

For an analysis of this set of ethical questions and issues, see the January 2016 issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics.

Content Question 1

Which of the following is false about the concept of therapeutic privilege?

Find an answer to this question in the January 2016 issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics.

Poll results reflect the opinions of visitors to the site who voluntarily answer the poll questions. Those visitors do not represent a random sample of AMA Journal of Ethics readers. The viewpoints expressed on this site are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the AMA.