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Illuminating the art of medicine

AMA Journal of Ethics. June 2017, Volume 19, Number 6

Ethics Poll

Moral Distress and Medicine

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

Poll Question

A student is distressed when her resident asks her to perform a lumbar puncture on a reluctant patient. How should she respond?

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

Content Question

How can medical educators reduce or prevent moral distress among medical students?

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

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