AMA Journal of Ethics®

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

AMA Journal of Ethics. July 2017, Volume 19, Number 7: 635-735.

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Quality of Life in Dementia

Ethics Poll

Poll Question

Should the risk of traumatic brain injury be discussed with young athletes?

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

Poll Question

The husband of a patient with dementia is in the patient’s bed. How should the facility respond?

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

From the Editor

Dementia, Decision Making, and Quality of Life
James M. Wilkins
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Ethics Cases

Ethics and Intimate Sexual Activity in Long-Term Care
Commentary by Eran Metzger
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Should Dementia Be Accepted as a Disability to Help Restore Hope during Cognitive Decline?
Commentary by Nathaniel M. Robbins and James L. Bernat
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Strategies for Building Trust with the Caregiver of a Patient with End-Stage Dementia
Commentary by Helen Stanton Chapple
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How Should Clinicians Counsel a Woman with a Strong Family History of Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease about Her Pregnancy?
Commentary by Marianna V. Mapes, Barbara M. O’Brien, and Louise P. King
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Podcast

Creating Social and Community Connections for People with Dementia: An Interview with Beth Soltzberg Listen

The Code Says

The AMA Code of Medical Ethics’ Opinions on Patient Decision-Making Capacity and Competence and Surrogate Decision Making
Danielle Hahn Chaet
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In the Literature

When Does Therapeutic Misconception Affect Surrogates’ or Subjects’ Decision Making about Whether to Participate in Dementia Research?
Laura B. Dunn and Barton W. Palmer
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Policy Forum

Should Potential Risk of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Be Discussed with Young Athletes?
Kimberly Hornbeck, Kevin Walter, and Matthew Myrvik
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Medicine and Society

Transcending the Tragedy Discourse of Dementia: An Ethical Imperative for Promoting Selfhood, Meaningful Relationships, and Well-Being
Peter Reed, Jennifer Carson, and Zebbedia Gibb
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Arts Participation: Counterbalancing Forces to the Social Stigma of a Dementia Diagnosis
Beth Bienvenu and Gay Hanna
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History of Medicine

Framing Confusion: Dementia, Society, and History
Jesse F. Ballenger
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Images of Healing and Learning

Damnum versus Quaestus
Artwork and captions by Louise O’Boyle
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About the Contributors
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