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Illuminating the art of medicine

AMA Journal of Ethics. June 2016, Volume 18, Number 6: 565-658.

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Ethics and Mental Health

Ethics Poll

Content Question

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval means evidence demonstrates the safety and effectiveness of a drug for a specific disease or symptom for which it was tested. Which of the following does not characterize a legal “off-label” use of an FDA-approved drug?

For an analysis of ethical and legal considerations of “off-label” prescribing, see the June 2016 issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics.

Poll Question

Alcohol addiction is most effectively treated with

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

From the Editor

Clinical and Social Contexts of Ethical Issues in Mental Health Care
Marguerite Reid Schneider
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:567-571.

Ethics Cases

Medication Refusal in Schizophrenia: Preventive and Reactive Ethical Considerations
Commentary by James Sabin
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:572-578.

Psychiatric Diagnostic Uncertainty: Challenges to Patient-Centered Care
Commentary by Julie M. Aultman
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:579-586.

Prescribing “Off-Label”: What Should a Physician Disclose?
Commentary by Katrina Furey and Kirsten Wilkins
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:587-593.

When Is Depression a Terminal Illness? Deliberative Suicide in Chronic Mental Illness
Case and Commentary by Constance E. George
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:594-600.

Podcast

Promoting Medical Trainees’ Mental Health: An Interview with Srijan Sen 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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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:601-603.

Medical Education

Healing Medicine’s Future: Prioritizing Physician Trainee Mental Health
Kathryn Baker and Srijan Sen
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:604-613.

State of the Art and Science

Ethical and Clinical Dilemmas in Using Psychotropic Medications During Pregnancy
Andrea L. Kalfoglou
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:614-623.

Medicine and Society

Psychosis Risk: What Is It and How Should We Talk About It?
Dominic A. Sisti and Monica E. Calkins
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:624-632.

Ethical and Epidemiological Dimensions of Labeling Psychosis Risk
Cheryl M. Corcoran
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:633-642.

Medical Narrative

Recovery and Service: On Being a Physician with Mental Illness
Mark Vonnegut
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:643-645.

Second Thoughts

Addiction, 12-Step Programs, and Evidentiary Standards for Ethically and Clinically Sound Treatment Recommendations: What Should Clinicians Do?
Annette Mendola and Richard L. Gibson
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:646-655.

About the Contributors
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:656-658.