AMA Journal of Ethics

Formerly Virtual Mentor

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics

Formerly Virtual Mentor

Illuminating the art of medicine

AMA Journal of Ethics. February 2015, Volume 17, Number 2: 105-189.

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The Culture of Medicine

Ethics Poll

Does a physician's demeanor when delivering bad news matter? Which of the following best expresses how you would prefer a physician to act if he or she were delivering bad news to you or a family member?
Which of the following statements do you think is closer to being true?
All professions have cultures that convey messages to the members of society they serve. Among this list of professionals—doctors, nurses, clergy members, teachers, members of the armed forces, holders of public office—where would you rank doctors on a scale where the most-trusted professionals rank first, and the least-trusted rank sixth?

From the Editor in Chief

I Am JOE
Audiey C. Kao
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:107.

From the Editor

Describing a Culture from Within
Marta Michalska-Smith
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:108-110.

Ethics Cases

Professionalism and Appropriate Expression of Empathy When Breaking Bad News
Commentary by Amy Blair and Katherine Wasson
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:111-115.

Paternity Leave in Medical Residency
Commentary by Nathan E. Derhammer
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:116-119.

Balancing Supervision and Independence in Residency Training
Commentary by Amy H. Buchanan and Aaron J. Michelfelder
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:120-123.

Conley Essay

2014 Winning Essay
Redefining Professionalism in an Era of Residency Work-Hour Limitations

William Malouf
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:124-128.

Podcast

Accepting Applications for Medical School from "DREAMers" Listen
Interview with Linda Brubaker and Mark G. Kuczewski

Medical Education

The Role of the Hidden Curriculum in “On Doctoring” Courses
Frederic W. Hafferty, Elizabeth H. Gaufberg, and Joseph F. O’Donnell
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:129-137.

Communication Skills Training in the Twenty-First Century
Thomas W. LeBlanc
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:138-141.

In the Literature

Role Models’ Influence on Medical Students’ Professional Development
Martha Peaslee Levine
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:142-146.

Health Law

Challenging the Medical Residency Matching System through Antitrust Litigation
Richard Weinmeyer
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:147-151.

Policy Forum

Equity for “DREAMers” in Medical School Admissions
Mark G. Kuczewski and Linda Brubaker
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:152-156.

Unjustified Barriers for Medical School Applicants with Physical Disabilities
Stanley F. Wainapel
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:157-159.

Medicine and Society

Professional Socialization in Medicine
Brandon Vaidyanathan
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:160-166.

Derogatory Slang in the Hospital Setting
Brian Goldman
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:167-171.

Second Thoughts

Promoting the Affordability of Medical Education to Groups Underrepresented in the Profession: The Other Side of the Equation
Marc J. Kahn and Ernest J. Sneed
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:172-175.

Resources

Suggested Readings and Resources
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:176-186.

About the Contributors
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2015; 17:187-189.