AMA Journal of Ethics®

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Illuminating the art of medicine

AMA Journal of Ethics. October 2017, Volume 19, Number 10

Ethics Poll

Safe Water Access and the Roles of Clinicians

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

Poll Question

A patient insists that water contamination is causing her persistent rash even after her physician tells her it’s unlikely. How should the physician respond to the patient?

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

Poll Question

A student arrives to conduct congenital heart disease research in a resource-limited area with water insecurity. Should she and her colleagues engage with local water insecurity issues in addition to their research?

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

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