AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. August 2003, Volume 5, Number 8.

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August 2003 Contents

Pediatrics

Ethics Poll

Taking soft drink machines out of schools.
Yes
No

Health insurance reimbursements for weight-control camps.
Yes
No

Severely limiting the quantity of food your child eats.
Yes
No

School-based interventions such as keeping food eating journals and seeing nutrition counselors.
Yes
No

Mandated daily exercise in schools.
Yes
No

State support for healthier food in school cafeterias.
Yes
No

From the Editor

Our Children, Our Future
Audiey Kao
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Educating for Professionalism

Clinical Cases

Faith-Based Decisions: Parents Who Refuse Appropriate Care for Their Children
Commentary by William E. Novotny, Ronald M. Perkin and Robert Orr
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Spare the Rod and Save the Child
Commentary by Elvira Isganaitis, Robert Kamei and Arthur F. Kohrman
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Obesity as Medical Neglect: Should Doctors Report?
Commentary by David Collier, Ronald M. Perkin and Joseph Zanga
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Palliative Care for an Infant with Short Bowel Syndrome and Advanced Liver Disease
Commentary by Mark Sheldon, Roytesa Savage, Ronald M. Perkin and Joseph Zanga
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Journal Discussion

Children as Live Kidney Donors for Siblings
Catherine Kim
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The Pediatrician's Role in Family Decision Making
Susanna Smith
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Clinical Pearl

Antibiotic Treatment of Otitis Media
Audiey Kao
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Law, Policy, and Society

Health Law

Overriding Parental Decision to Withhold Treatment
Michael Woods
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Policy Forum

Prescribing for Behavior
Arthur J. Farley
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The Ethics of Research with Children
Timothy F. Murphy
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Learning to Decide: Involving Children in their Health Care Decisions
Sara Taub
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Medicine and Society

Effective Health Coverage for America's Children: Reformation and the Pediatrician's Role
Christian J. Krautkramer
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Resources

Suggested Readings and Resources
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Test Questions
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About the Contributors
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