AMA Journal of Ethics. July 2018
This month in Journal of Ethics
Religion and Spirituality in Health Care Practice
Religion’s influence on patient care is expressed in prayer requests, in clinician-chaplain collaborations, and through health care organizations’ religious accommodations for patients and staff. 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 2018 issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics.
Should Clinicians Challenge Faith-Based Institutional Values Conflicting with Their Own? Commentary by Jane Morris, MD and Kavita Shah Arora, MD, MBE To avoid diagnostic fraud, referrals are one option for navigating patient requests for contraception.
How Should Clinicians Respond to Requests from Patients to Participate in Prayer? Commentary by April R. Christensen, MD, Tara E. Cook, MD, and Robert M. Arnold, MD Physicians uncomfortable with patients’ requests to participate in prayer should pause, listen, and reflect on their understanding of the request, regardless of whether they pray.
Training Physicians as Healers Aparna Sajja, MD and Christina Puchalski, MD Taking a lead in preparing trainees to meet patients’ spiritual needs means teaching interprofessional spiritual care and designing spirituality-related competencies.
Best Practices for Partnering with Ethnic Minority-Serving Religious Organizations on Health Promotion and Prevention Nadia Islam, PhD and Shilpa Patel, PhD Health promotion requires social networking, adapting interventions, and leveraging organizational infrastructure.
August Ethics, Policy, and the Roles of Physicians in Care of the Dying
September Ethics in Precision Health
October Health and Food Ethics
November False Beliefs in Health Care
December Physicians’ Power to Name
January Health Care for Undocumented Immigrants
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