AMA Journal of Ethics®

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Illuminating the art of medicine

AMA Journal of Ethics. May 2018, Volume 20, Number 5

Ethics Poll

Trauma Surgery Ethics

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

Poll Question

Should a patient’s family members be allowed in the trauma bay during resuscitation?

Find a discussion of responses to this question in the May 2018 issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics.

Poll Question

Is it ethical for trauma surgeons to treat a severely injured patient with the sole goal of elucidating preferences about organ donation?

Find a discussion of this question in the May 2018 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.