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.
Aging adults present "new breed of patients," ethical concerns
What are some of the special ethical considerations raised in providing medical care for aging baby boomers? The May issue of Virtual Mentor, the AMA’s online ethics journal, takes a look at such issues as patient concerns at end of life, social responsibility for the elderly and rationing of care.