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Illuminating the art of medicine

AMA Journal of Ethics. November 2017, Volume 19, Number 11

Ethics Poll

Ethics of Collaborative Health Systems Design

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

Poll Question

Former patients have been incorporated into a hospital’s strategic planning team for fall prevention, but some clinicians claim the patients’ participation is slowing the process down. How should the clinician in charge of the team respond?

Find a discussion of responses to this question in the November 2017 issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics.

Poll Question

A patient in an online obesity support group is encouraging other patients to try a weight loss device that isn’t medically indicated. Should the clinician in charge of the support group intervene?

Find a discussion of responses to this question in the November 2017 issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics.

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