AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

AMA Journal of Ethics. February 2017, Volume 19, Number 2

Ethics Poll

Legitimacy and Authority in Medicine

The Ethics Poll is a snapshot of the opinions of interested readers.

Poll Question

A man whose wife has recently died appears depressed during a primary care appointment. How should his physician respond?

Find responses to this question in the Ethics Case feature of the February 2017 issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics.

How should physicians respond to inaccurate information spread by medical celebrities like Dr. Mehmet Oz?

Find a discussion of responses to this question in the Medicine and Society feature of the February 2017 issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics.

Poll results reflect the opinions of visitors to the site who voluntarily answer the poll questions. Those visitors do not represent a random sample of AMA Journal of Ethics readers. The viewpoints expressed on this site are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the AMA.