These paired photographs of what physicians do when they wear and don’t wear their white coats show a range of activities physicians do to sustain their well-being and dispel false beliefs about their personal lives.
AMA J Ethics. 2018;20(11):E1094-1099. doi:
This photograph of a kaleidoscope of potentially life-saving and potentially life-threatening pills suggests ethical conflict inherent in clinicians’ strivings to meet patients’ pain relief needs without contributing crises of drug diversion.
AMA J Ethics. 2018;20(9):E894-896. doi:
Undocumented patients in the United States with end-stage renal disease receive “compassionate” dialysis. Such patients oscillate between being marginally well and “ill enough” to receive dialysis while clinicians wrestle with complicity in a system that both offers and withholds life-saving therapy.
AMA J Ethics. 2018;20(8):E778-779. doi: