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Illuminating the art of medicine

AMA Journal of Ethics. April 2016, Volume 18, Number 4: 353-472.

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Disability, Ethics, and Medicine

Ethics Poll

Poll Question

Numerous factors determine whether and when women with disabilities have equitable access to reproductive health care services. Which do you think interferes most prominently with clinicians’ capacities to care well for the reproductive health needs of women with disabilities?

For an analysis of the roles of these assumptions in reproductive care for women with disabilities, see the April 2016 issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics.

Content Question

Which of the following has been the most critical factor in the intensified environmental demands on and increases in workplace injuries among health care professionals over the last 20 years?

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

From the Editor

Disability, Medicine, and Ethics
Emily Johnson
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:355-358.

Ethics Cases

Prenatal Risk Assessment and Diagnosis of Down Syndrome: Strategies for Communicating Well with Patients
Commentary by Eva Schwartz and Kishore Vellody
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:359-364.

Considering Decision Making and Sexuality in Menstrual Suppression of Teens and Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
Commentary by Kruti Acharya and John D. Lantos
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:365-372.

Is Proxy Consent for an Invasive Procedure on a Patient with Intellectual Disabilities Ethically Sufficient?
Commentaries by Stephen Corey and Peter Bulova, and by Sonya Charles
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:373-383.

Podcast

Supported Decision Making for Persons with Disabilities: An Interview with Susan Mizner Listen

Medical Education

The Curriculum of Caring: Fostering Compassionate, Person-Centered Health Care
Kerry Boyd
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:384-392.

In the Literature

Workplace Wellness Programs and Accessibility for All
Yvonne Kellar-Guenther
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:393-398.

A Defense of “The Case for Conserving Disability”
Jasmine Zahid
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:399-405.

State of the Art and Science

Keeping the Backdoor to Eugenics Ajar?: Disability and the Future of Prenatal Screening
Gareth M. Thomas and Barbara Katz Rothman
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:406-415.

Health Law

Safe Patient Handling Laws and Programs for Health Care Workers
Richard Weinmeyer
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:416-421.

Policy Forum

Would People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Benefit from Being Designated “Underserved”?
Lyubov Slashcheva, Rick Rader, and Stephen B. Sulkes
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:422-429.

Medicine and Society

Reproductive Rights and Access to Reproductive Services for Women with Disabilities
Anita Silvers, Leslie Francis, and Brittany Badesch
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:430-437.

Medical Narrative

An Open Letter to Medical Students: Down Syndrome, Paradox, and Medicine
George Estreich
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:438-441.

Second Thoughts

Avoiding Assumptions: Communication Decisions Made by Hearing Parents of Deaf Children
Janet DesGeorges
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:442-446.

Resources

Suggested Readings and Resources
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:447-468.

About the Contributors
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:469-472.