Search Results Search Sort by RelevanceMost Recent Case and Commentary May 2005 End of Life and Sanctity of Life, Commentary 3 Lerwut Wongsarnpigoon, MD Virtual Mentor. 2005;7(5):342-351. doi: 10.1001/virtualmentor.2005.7.5.ccas2-0505. Medicine and Society Mar 2020 How Should We Judge Whether and When Mission Statements Are Ethically Deployed? Kellie E. Schueler and Debra B. Stulberg, MD Mission statements offer limited benefit when patients do not have meaningful choices about where to seek care and can be misused. AMA J Ethics. 2020;22(3):E239-247. doi: 10.1001/amajethics.2020.239. Case and Commentary Jan 2022 Should Dentists Treat Despite Medical Contraindications? Bernard Friedland, BChD, MSc, JD Some patients who need general medical care before a dental intervention can suffer increased risk for poor outcomes if they have compromised access to care. AMA J Ethics. 2022;24(1):E6-12. doi: 10.1001/amajethics.2022.6. Medicine and Society May 2010 Are Cosmetic Surgeons Complicit in Promoting Suspect Norms of Beauty? Jordan Amadio Some question whether plastic surgeons bear responsibility for promoting suspect norms of beauty, given that certain types of cosmetic enhancements reinforce common conceptions of normality that are harmful to society. Virtual Mentor. 2010;12(5):401-405. doi: 10.1001/virtualmentor.2010.12.5.msoc1-1005. Case and Commentary Oct 2009 The Patient Who Says He Is Ready to Die Margaret Tarpley, MLS and John Tarpley, MD Virtual Mentor. 2009;11(10):761-765. doi: 10.1001/virtualmentor.2009.11.10.ccas3-0910. Case and Commentary Dec 2020 What Should We Do When Families Refuse Testing for Brain Death? Robert D. Truog, MD, MA, Wynne Morrison, MD, MBE, and Matthew Kirschen, MD, PhD Two commentaries respond to a case about apnea testing to confirm death by neurologic criteria. AMA J Ethics. 2020;22(12):E986-994. doi: 10.1001/amajethics.2020.986.