AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

AMA Journal of Ethics. January 2018, Volume 20, Number 1: 99-100.
doi: 10.1001/journalofethics.2018.20.1.imhl1-1801.

Images of Healing and Learning

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Conley Art of Medicine Contest honorable mention, Vialation, depicts a conflict between duty and conscience in a physician’s shackled hands holding vials.

Artwork and caption by Dino Maglić, MD

Editor’s Note: Dino Maglić earned honorable mention in the 2017 AMA Journal of Ethics Conley Art of Medicine Contest.


Figure 1. Vialation, by Dino Maglić
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As the recent heroism and wrongful arrest of University of Utah Hospital nurse, Alex Wubbels, suggests, one way health care professionals serve patients is through stewardship of patients’ rights. Despite that, protecting those rights can place us in harm’s way.

Dino Maglić, MD, is a first-year integrated plastic surgery resident at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. In addition to academics, he has an interest in photorealistic illustration.

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The viewpoints expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the AMA.