Virtual Mentor. November 2001, Volume 3, Number 11.
Commemorating Virtual Mentor's First 2 Years
The online monthly journal Virtual Mentor was created by the AMA's Ethics Standards Group more than 2 years ago with the aim of contributing to positive changes in medicine's ethical and professional landscape. Since September 1999, VM's editors and contributors have published articles meant to catalyze interest, invite discussion, and broaden understanding among our readers about the challenges that confront the healing profession. We built it, and, to our delight, students and teachers have come in increasing numbers to the Virtual Mentor.
This month's Virtual Mentor is part 1 of a 2-part commemorative issue celebrating the best of the Virtual Mentor. The editors have selected and solicited pieces that highlight 5 pressing challenges the profession faces in shaping medicine's future.
Rise and Fall(s) of Professionalism
Challenge: Educating for Professionalism
It Is Good Medicine
Professional Ethics and Instructional Success
Through the Student's Eyes: Working in the Shadows
Through the Student's Eyes: Sag
Cases: Is It the Money? and In a Bind?
The Twelve Days of Christmas
Through the Physician's Eyes: The Patient (Internet)-Physician Relationship
Through the Physician's Eyes: A Racist Parent
Challenge: Caring for Poor and Vulnerable Populations
Feeding Health Disparities
Resuscitating Privacy in Emergency Settings
Through the Patient's Eyes: Health Literacy: What Patients Know When They Leave Your Office or Clinic
Challenge: Reconnecting to Essential Ideals
Can We Talk?
Stopping for Death
Guarding the Art: Edmund D. Pellegrino, MD
Challenge: Strengthening the Social Contract
"Departed, Jan 11, 1983; At Peace, Dec 26, 1990"
Genetic Differences: Unfair or Only Unfortunate?
Protecting the Public: Dr. Frances Oldham Kelsey
AMA President's Inaugural Address, 1943
Go to Part 1 of the commemorative issue
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