Interactions of food systems with health systems raise numerous ethical issues about individual and public health, environmental sustainability, and respect for cultural traditions. Clinicians can engage these issues during encounters with patients and through education and advocacy.
AMA J Ethics. 2018;20(10):E913-917. doi:
False beliefs held by patients and clinicians can necessitate legal regulation and attention from medical educators. They can also influence the quality and therapeutic capacity of patient-clinician relationships.
AMA J Ethics. 2018;20(11):E1003-1006. doi:
Whether conditions are recognized as pathological can influence how symptoms get addressed and how treatments get reimbursed. When we choose to call something a disease, even our expressions of empathy towards individual patients can change.
AMA J Ethics. 2018;20(12):E1115-1118. doi:
Nanoscale materials used to diagnose, monitor, prevent, and treat disease have revolutionized how we think about disease etiology at atomic, molecular, and macromolecular levels. How should ethics respond?
AMA J Ethics. 2019;21(4):E313-316. doi:
This issue considers the ethical complexities of responding to patients’ unjust bias in individual patient encounters and of responding to patients’ requests for certain types of patient-clinician concordance.
AMA J Ethics. 2019;21(6):E477-479. doi: