AMA Journal of Ethics. March 2016, Volume 18, Number 3: 195-352.
Bed to Bench: Medicine and the Law
Poll Question 1
Some physicians treat the sexual partners of patients with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) without actually seeing them in person. This expedited partner therapy (EPT) permits treatment of STIs among people who might not yet know they’ve been exposed or who might be ashamed to see a physician in person about a stigmatized illness. These benefits also come with risks, however. Which is the most important risk that should be considered when determining whether to use EPT?
For an analysis of this set of concepts and EPT, see the March 2016 issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics.
Content Question 1
Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), health care professionals and members of health care organizations’ office staff may report patients they suspect are undocumented immigrants to local or federal law enforcement personnel.
Find an answer to this question in the March 2016 issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics.
From the Editor
Managing Care of an Intrapartum Patient with Agitation and Psychosis: Ethical and Legal Implications
Expedited Partner Therapy: Clinical Considerations and Public Health Explorations
One Model of Collaborative Learning for Medical and Law Students at the University of Baltimore and Johns Hopkins University
State of the Art and Science
Enabling Individualized Criminal Sentencing While Reducing Subjectivity: A Tablet-Based Assessment of Recidivism Risk
Graduate Medical Education Specialty Mix and Geographic Residency Program Maldistribution: Is There a Role for the ACGME?
Shedding Privacy Along with our Genetic Material: What Constitutes Adequate Legal Protection against Surreptitious Genetic Testing?
State Oversight of Hospital Consolidation: Inadequate to Protect Patients’ Rights and Community Access to Care
Federal Privacy Protections: Ethical Foundations, Sources of Confusion in Clinical Medicine, and Controversies in Biomedical Research
Medical Malpractice Reform—Historical Approaches, Alternative Models, and Communication and Resolution Programs
Undocumented Immigrants Face a Unique Set of Risks from Tuberculosis Treatment: Is This Just?
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