Get published: Ethics journal now accepting articles for peer review
The AMA’s online ethics journal, Virtual Mentor, now offers an outstanding opportunity for physicians and physicians in training to be part of an important discussion and get their peer-reviewed articles published. Virtual Mentor is a student- and resident-driven journal published online monthly; it is advertisement-free and open-access.
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.