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Illuminating the art of medicine

AMA Journal of Ethics. August 2016, Volume 18, Number 8: 759-858.

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Ethics in Pathology

Ethics Poll

Content Question

When communicating about errors—whether to clinicians or patients—pathologists can play a critical role. Key features of good error disclosure conversations include the following:

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

Poll Question

Which of the following is the most important advantage of electronic health records (EHR)?

For an analysis of these and other ethical considerations relevant to pathology practice, see the August 2016 issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics.

From the Editor

Ethical Considerations in Pathology
Margaret Cocks
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:761-763.

Ethics Cases

Ethical Questions about Platelet Transfusions at the End of Life
Commentary by John P. Sherbeck and Renee D. Boss
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:764-770.

Is Consent to Autopsy Necessary? Cartesian Dualism in Medicine and Its Limitations
Commentary by Megan Lane and Christian J. Vercler
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:771-778.

I Might Have Some Bad News: Disclosing Preliminary Pathology Results
Commentary by Michael H. Roh and Andrew G. Shuman
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:779-785.

Requests for VIP Treatment in Pathology: Implications for Social Justice and Systems-Based Practice
Commentary by Virginia Sheffield and Lauren B. Smith
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:786-792.

Ordering Stains That Aren’t Indicated
Commentary by Martin J. Magers and Sandro K. Cinti
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:793-799.

Podcast

Clinical and Research Ethics in Pathology: An Interview with Theonia Boyd Listen

The Code Says

The AMA Code of Medical Ethics’ Opinions Applicable to Pathology
Danielle Hahn Chaet
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:800-801.

Medical Education

Improving Pathologists’ Communication Skills
Suzanne Dintzis
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:802-808.

In the Literature

Error Disclosure in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine: A Review of the Literature
Ifeoma U. Perkins
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:809-816.

State of the Art and Science

Pathology Image-Sharing on Social Media: Recommendations for Protecting Privacy While Motivating Education
Genevieve M. Crane and Jerad M. Gardner
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:817-825.

Policy Forum

Ethical Considerations about EHR-Mediated Results Disclosure and Pathology Information Presented via Patient Portals
Kristina A. Davis and Lauren B. Smith
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:826-832.

Medicine and Society

The Penetrating Gaze and the Decline of the Autopsy
William E. Stempsey
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:833-838.

Public Figures, Professional Ethics, and the Media
David R. Fowler
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:839-842.

Images of Healing and Learning

The Use of Visual Arts as a Window to Diagnosing Medical Pathologies
Katrina A. Bramstedt
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:843-854.

About the Contributors
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AMA Journal of Ethics. 2016; 18:855-858.