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Virtual Mentor: American Medical Association Journal of Ethics

Medical ethics may not get the press that other areas of medicine do, but ethical dilemmas come up in many aspects of healthcare. The Virtual Mentor website is the virtual home of the ethics journal of the American Medical Association. It aims to assist physicians and physicians-in-training in the types of challenges they might encounter in their training and daily practice, and each monthly issue is written around a theme. One of the recent themes includes "Time and Resource Constraints in the Emergency Room". There is a podcast on "The Massachusetts Ban on Ambulance Diversion", and an "Ethics Poll" that allows visitors to give their opinion on emergency room overcrowding, disaster assistance by physicians, and when a test of a patient's decision-making capacity (DMC) is appropriate. The results of the poll can be viewed to see where other stand on these vital issues. There are also sections of the journal that address "Law, Policy and Society", "History, Art and Narrative", and "Educating for Professionalism".
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July 2nd, 2010
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July 2nd, 2010 at 8:57am
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July 2nd, 2010 at 11:41am
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