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AMA Journal of Ethics. April 2017, Volume 19, Number 4

Ethics Poll

Moral Psychology and “Difficult” Clinician-Patient Relationships

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

Poll Question

A colleague asks a primary care physician to order a medically unwarranted MRI for her son. How should the physician respond?

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

Content Question

What can clinicians do to repair a relationship with a “difficult” patient?

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

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