AMA Journal of Ethics®

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

AMA Journal of Ethics. September 2017, Volume 19, Number 9

Ethics Poll

Incarceration and Correctional Health Care

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

Poll Question

A patient in a county jail shows symptoms of possible cognitive impairment. Should his physician inform the patient’s legal counsel?

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

Poll Question

A patient in a prison refuses her diabetes injection unless she gets gabapentin for back pain. How should her physician respond?

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

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