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Illuminating the art of medicine

AMA Journal of Ethics. October 2017, Volume 19, Number 10: 955-1057.

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Safe Water Access and the Roles of Clinicians

Ethics Poll

Poll Question

A patient insists that water contamination is causing her persistent rash even after her physician tells her it’s unlikely. How should the physician respond to the patient?

Find a discussion of responses to this question in the October 2017 issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics.

Poll Question

A student arrives to conduct congenital heart disease research in a resource-limited area with water insecurity. Should she and her colleagues engage with local water insecurity issues in addition to their research?

Find a discussion of responses to this question in the October 2017 issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics.

Peer-Reviewed CME Article

Should Physicians Consider the Environmental Effects of Prescribing Antibiotics?
Jeremy Balch, Julia H. Schoen, and Payal K. Patel
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From the Editor

Clinicians’ Roles in Ensuring Access to Safe Water
Maseray Kamara
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Ethics Cases

Cultivating Humility and Diagnostic Openness in Clinical Judgment
Commentary by John R. Stone
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Is Acute Care-Oriented Research Ethical in Resource-Limited Settings?
Commentaries by Anwar D. Jackson and Harold W. Neighbors
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Expanding Ethics Review Processes to Include Community-Level Protections: A Case Study from Flint, Michigan
Commentary by Kent D. Key
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Podcast

How Clinicians Can Use Their Skills and Authority to Promote Health Equity: An Interview with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha and Dr. Camara P. Jones Listen

The Code Says

The AMA Code of Medical Ethics’ Opinions Related to Physicians’ Roles in Safe Drinking Water Access
Annalise Norling
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Medical Education

Lessons for Physicians from Flint’s Water Crisis
Laura A. Carravallah, Lawrence A. Reynolds, and Susan J. Woolford
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State of the Art and Science

The Importance of Clinicians and Community Members Receiving Timely and Accurate Information about Waterborne Hazards
Steven S. Coughlin and Osman Yousufzai
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Health Law

The Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 and Its Role in Providing Access to Safe Drinking Water in the United States
Richard Weinmeyer, Annalise Norling, Margaret Kawarski, and Estelle Higgins
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Policy Forum

Water Safety and Lead Regulation: Physicians’ Community Health Responsibilities
Bruce Jennings and Leslie Lyons Duncan
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Images of Healing and Learning

Waterborne
Images and captions by Kwesi Reynolds
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Correspondence

Elder Self-Neglect: Another Ethical Dilemma for Physicians
Nancy Lutwak
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Capacity Determinations and Elder Self-Neglect
Joshua M. Baruth and Maria I. Lapid
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Response to “What Should Physicians Do When They Disagree, Clinically and Ethically, with a Surrogate’s Wishes?”
Petros Ioannou
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About the Contributors
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