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. March 2017, Volume 19, Number 3

Ethics Poll

Language and Hierarchy in Medicine

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

Content Question

When is it acceptable for a clinician to ask a child to translate for a parent with limited English proficiency?

Find the answer to this question in the March 2017 issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics.

Poll Question

If a psychiatric patient requests to see her health record, how should her psychiatrist respond?

Find a discussion of responses to this question in the March 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.