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A patient asks her physician to pray with her before a scheduled surgery. How can clinicians maintain respect for their patients’ beliefs and autonomy without compromising their own values and care? Join the discussion. http://spr.ly/6264Do7XE
AMA Journal of Ethics Discussion Forum
AMA Journal of Ethics Discussion Forum
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The Wall Street Journal reports that frequent use of digital media by adolescents may be associated with an increased risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD).
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What duties do physicians owe to non-patients? It’s a question the Supreme Court of the State of Connecticut is poised to answer.
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AMA attorneys argued that unethical behavior at crisis pregnancy centers demonstrated a California law passed “strict scrutiny” test for regulating speech.
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Whether and how religion and spirituality training are critical components of students’ and clinicians’ development of cultural humility is one important set of questions explored in the July issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics®.
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The Supreme Court of the State of Washington says a medical liability case cannot move to trial after a plaintiff tried to prove her claims by using an expert witness who concluded that there was malpractice, but never discussed what the standard of care that should have been followed was or how the physician breached that standard of care.
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Health Systems Science (HHS) is going global! A forthcoming collaboration between the AMA and the University of Witwatersrand, a South African public research university, will be the first examination of HHS concepts within the context of international health care.
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There are five questions that every patient has but never asks. Can you guess what they are?
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“I feel very strongly that [pharmacists] are an integral part of the team,” said Dr. Gluck. “Once you practice with a clinical pharmacist at your fingertips, I can’t imagine not having that service.”
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The justices’ 5–4 ruling in favor of American Express could upend how the courts determine whether anti-steering provisions are violated under the Sherman Act.
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