Caring for “unrepresented” patients: 5 things to keep in mind
Seemingly unrepresented patients might, in fact, have surrogates. This and other important precautions.
Some patients believe God wants them to suffer. How to respond.
When a patient gives religious reasons for refusing treatment, physicians can maintain their commitment to healing while respecting patient autonomy.
How to get published in medical school and boost your CV
Publishing a research paper in medical school can be a real boost to your CV. Find out how to get started with these tips from the AMA.
End-of-life care: What to do when physician colleagues disagree
Physicians may differ about how to proceed with care for critically ill patients during hand-offs. Consider a way forward using these four ideas.
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Mindfulness helps surgical residents cut stress, perform better
Two hours of mindfulness-based stress reduction training each week aids the executive functioning surgical residents need to thrive.
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Frequently asked questions on ethics
The AMA is ready to answer your questions on medical ethics. Find out how to file a complaint against a doctor, how to look up AMA ethical rulings and more.
What to do when patients lack decision-making capacity, surrogates
Physicians often care for unrepresented patients, who lack decision-making capacity and identifiable surrogates. Explore how to handle this challenging ethical situation.
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