Ethics journal explores intersection of race and medicine
This month’s issue of Virtual Mentor, the AMA’s online ethics journal, explores the possible benefits and harms of using race and ethnicity in medical research and patient care. Medicine long has used race and ethnicity as proxies for physical and sociocultural characteristics associated with groups of people, based on ancestries traced to Europe, Africa or Asia.
Physicians' ethical considerations in emergencies
As flu season approaches and public health outbreaks are making headlines, physicians and health systems across the country are reviewing disaster preparedness procedures. The AMA Code of Ethics and physician-authored articles provide guidance on ethical deliberations the medical community should consider regarding public health and disaster preparedness.
Ethics journal discusses tensions in reproductive medicine
In reproductive medicine, advances in medical science and technology often outpace society’s opportunity for due deliberation about their ethical use. Physicians and other experts in the field explore these ethical considerations in the October issue of Virtual Mentor, the AMA’s online ethics journal. ...