Art Institute of Chicago, School of the Art Institute of Chicago Collaborations

The AMA Journal of Ethics partners with Art Institute of Chicago experts to feature innovative content at the intersection of art, ethics, and health care. This collaboration and the journal's internship program for students of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago further the journal's health professions educational mission by illuminating art's capacity to deepen ethical inquiry into clinical practice, public health, and health equity. 

Image: Water Lilies, 1906, by Claude Monet. Mr and Mrs Martin A. Ryerson Collection, Art Institute of Chicago. This information, which is available on the object page for each work, is also made available under Creative Commons Zero.


Jun 2024 - What Does Disability Justice Require of Antimicrobial Stewardship?

Jun 2024 - When Should Patients at the End of Life Get Antimicrobials?

May 2024 - Should Antimicrobial Resistance Limit Access to an Organ Transplant?

May 2024 - How Should We Manage Antimicrobial Resistance in Resource-Limited Settings?

Apr 2024 - How Should Regulators and Manufacturers Prevent Avoidable Deaths of Children From Contaminated Cough Syrup?

Apr 2024 - Mapping a Way to Displaced Persons’ Access to Quality Medicines

Mar 2024 - How Should Suicide Prevention and Healing Be Expressed as Goals of Inpatient Psychiatric Unit Design?

Feb 2024 - Five Things Clinicians Need to Know About Zoonotic Viral Spillover and Spillback

Feb 2024 - Why Climate Literacy Is Health Literacy

Jan 2024 - Centering Justice in Health Professions Education by Owning Limitations of Anti-Bias Checklists

Jan 2024 - What Might It Mean to Embrace Emancipatory Pedagogy in Medical Education?

Jan 2024 - Aspiring to Disability Consciousness in Health Professions Training

Dec 2023 - When and How Should Clinicians View Discharge Planning as Part of a Patient’s Care Continuum?

Dec 2023 - Why Should Physicians Care About What Law Says About Turfing and Dumping Patients?

Nov 2023 - Why Loneliness Deserves Attention From Health Care

Nov 2023 - What Should Students Learn About the Importance of Cultural Brokering in Immigrant Communities?

Nov 2023 - Should Artificial Intelligence Play a Role in Cultivating Social Connections Among Older Adults?

Nov 2023 - How Should Organizations and Clinicians Help Marginalized Patients Manage Loneliness as a Harm of Climate Change?

Nov 2023 - On Health and Loneliness

Oct 2023 - Why Should We Care About the Mental Health of Older Adults?

Oct 2023 - How to Draw on Narrative to Mitigate Ageism

Oct 2023 - Ageism as a Source of Global Mental Health Inequity

Sep 2023 - Palliative Approaches to Psychiatry

Sep 2023 - Does It Matter Whether a Psychiatric Intervention Is “Palliative”?

Sep 2023 - Is There a Case for Palliative Care Addiction Psychiatry?

Sep 2023 - A Life-Affirming Palliative Care Model for Severe and Enduring Anorexia Nervosa

Sep 2023 - What Should Clinicians Know About Palliative Psychopharmacology?

Aug 2023 - Should Robot-Assisted Surgery Tolerate or Even Accommodate Less Surgical Dexterity?

Aug 2023 - What Pediatric Robotic Surgery Since 2000 Suggests About Ethics, Limits, and Innovation

Jul 2023 - How We Over Rely on BMI

Jul 2023 - What’s Wrong With Overreliance on BMI?

Jul 2023 - Should BMI Help Determine Gender-Affirming Surgery Candidacy?

Jul 2023 - Five Ways Health Care Can Be Better for Fat People

Jul 2023 - Overreliance on BMI and Delayed Care for Patients With Higher BMI and Disordered Eating

Jun 2023 - How Should Surgeons Approach Gender-Affirming Surgery Revisions When Patients Were Not, Perhaps, Well Informed in Prior Counseling?

Jun 2023 - Patient-Centered Approaches to Using BMI to Evaluate Gender-Affirming Surgery Eligibility

Jun 2023 - Gender-Affirming Care, Incarceration, and the Eighth Amendment

May 2023 - Interprofessional Learning and Psychiatric Expertise in Mental Health Courts

Apr 2023 - Meat and Health

Apr 2023 - Should Clinicians Care About How Food Behaviors Express Gender Identity?

Mar 2023 - How Should State Licensing and Credentialing Boards Respond When Government Clinicians Spread False or Misleading Health Information?

Mar 2023 - On Stage, But Not on Cue

Feb 2023 - How Should Clinicians Minimize Bias When Responding to Suspicions About Child Abuse?

Feb 2023 - What the COVID-19 Pandemic Teaches Us About Pediatric Iatrogenic Risk

Feb 2023 - How Should We Respond When Clinicians’ Calls to CPS Are Punitively Weaponized Against Families?

Jan 2023 - How Should Health Professions Educators and Organizations Desegregate Teaching and Learning Environments?

Jan 2023 - How Does Racial Segregation Taint Medical Pedagogy?

Dec 2022 - How Should Clinicians Ally With Patients Whose Health Is Unlikely to Be Improved by Even Numerous Clinical Encounters?

Dec 2022 - Empathy and Calm as Social Resources in Clinical Practice

Dec 2022 - For Clinicians to Do Less, Organizations Must Do More 

Dec 2022 - Why Money Is Well Spent on Time

Nov 2022 - Ethical Dimensions of Pricing Transparency

Nov 2022 - Necessity for and Limitations of Price Transparency in American Health Care

Oct 2022 - What Would It Mean for Health Care Organizations to Justly Manage Their Waste?

Oct 2022 - How Should US Health Care Lead Global Change in Plastic Waste Disposal?

Oct 2022 - Questioning Marriage and Family Norms

Aug 2022 - How Cisgender Clinicians Can Help Prevent Harm During Encounters With Transgender Patients

Aug 2022 - Clinicians’ Racial Biases as Pathways to Iatrogenic Harms for Black People

May 2022 - Do You Know How to Assess Risks Posed by Over-the-Counter Vitamin A Supplements?

Apr 2022 - How Should US Health Care Meet Latinx Community Health Needs?

Mar 2022 - Toward Abolitionist Approaches in Medicine

Feb 2022 - Public Health Calls for Changes in Police Practices

Feb 2022 - Why Care-Based, Not Carceral, Approaches to Suspects With Mental Illness Is Key to Whether We Trust Professional or State Authority Ever Again

Jan 2022 - Time for Dental Care to Be Considered Essential in US Health Care Policy

Dec 2021 - Why Disability Must Be Included in Medical School Diversification Efforts

Oct 2021 - Which Priorities Should Guide Palliative Surgical Research?

Sep 2021 - Is the FDA Failing Women?

Aug 2021 - How Does Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Inform Health Care Decisions?

Jul 2021 - Three Things to Learn and Do in Practice with Patients With Disabilities

Jul 2021 - How Should Clinicians Minimize Harms and Maximize Benefits When Diagnosing and Treating Disorders Without Biomarkers?

Jun 2021 - Drowning Outside the Insurance Pool

May 2021 - How to Counter Fake Health Information

Jan 2021 - What Art Museums Can Teach Today’s Clinicians About How to Orient Themselves to Their Professions’ Roles in the Holocaust

Oct 2020 - Indigenous Apocalypse and Transgenerational Trauma

Sep 2020 - What the Activism and Art of Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Gregg Bordowitz Teach Us About Health and Human Rights

Aug 2020 - What Artists and Museum Educators Can Teach Us About Combatting the Opioid Epidemic

Jul 2020 - Should We Be Laughing More in Art Museums and Hospitals?

May 2020 - Salvation in a Time of Plague

Aug 2020 - Sanctuary Health Care

Nov 2020 - Risk Management Ethics

Nov 2020 - How Should Risk Managers Respond to Cases for Which No Risk Profile Exists?

Dec 2020 - What Should We Do About the Mismatch Between Legal Criteria for Death and How Brain Death Is Diagnosed?

Dec 2020 - Inconsistency in Brain Death Determination Should Not Be Tolerated

Dec 2019 - What Does Multiple Production of Artworks Teach Us About Authenticity and Germline Editing?

May 2019 - Sustaining the Lives of Art Objects

Feb 2019 - What Do Warhol, Pollock, and Murakami Teach Us About AI in Health Care?