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Illuminating the art of medicine

AMA Journal of Ethics March 2015, Volume 17, Number 3: 191-286.

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Ethical Questions in Anesthesiology

Ethics Poll

Anesthesiologists in the US provide:

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Do you think that physicians and other health professions prescribe pain medication differently based on a patient’s race or ethnicity?

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

What information should a physician provide when seeking a patient’s informed consent to undergo anesthesia or be put on life-support technology? Check all that apply.

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From an AMA Journal of Ethics Special Contributor

Disagreements between Medical Specialty Boards and their Diplomates
David B. Waisel
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:193-198.

From the Editor

Ethics and the Practice of Anesthesia
Matthew L. Edwards
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:199-201.

Ethics Cases

Opioids for Nonmalignant Chronic Pain
Commentary by Anna Woodbury
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:202-208.

Withholding Information from an Anxiety-Prone Patient?
Commentary by Katherine L. Zaleski and David B. Waisel
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:209-214.

Abusive and Disruptive Behavior in the Surgical Team
Commentary by Gail A. Van Norman
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:215-220.

Podcast

Anesthesiology's Contributions to Medicine Listen
Interview with Douglas R. Bacon

Medical Education

Education to Identify and Combat Racial Bias in Pain Treatment
Brian B. Drwecki
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:221-228.

In the Literature

Perioperative Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders
Stephen Jackson
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:229-235.

State of the Art and Science

Is Informed Consent for Extracorporeal Life Support Even Possible?
Allan B. Peetz, Nicholas Sadovnikoff, and Michael F. O’Connor
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:236-242.

Ethical Tenets of Perioperative Care: “Finding My Surgical Way Home”
Jason D. Hall, Lee A. Goeddel, and Thomas R. Vetter
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:243-247.

Policy Forum

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Organizations in Anesthesiology
Richard P. Dutton
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:248-252.

Medicine and Society

The Influence of Social Values on Obstetric Anesthesia
Donald Caton
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:253-257.

History of Medicine

The History of Professionalism in Anesthesiology
Kathryn E. McGoldrick
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:258-264.

Second Thoughts

The Importance of Good Communication in Treating Patients' Pain
Anita Gupta
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:265-267.

Resources

Suggested Readings and Resources
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:268-283.

About the Contributors
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:284-286.