AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. February 2004, Volume 6, Number 2.

Contributors

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About the Contributors

Theme issue: Paternalism in Medicine.

Daniel A. Beals, MD, is associate professor of surgery and pediatrics at the University of Kentucky. He is also a fellow at the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity, Bannockburn, IL (www.cbhd.org).

Douglas Brosnan, JD, obtained his JD at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco. He is now a third-year medical student at University of California, Irvine.

Felicia Cohn, PhD, is director of medical ethics at the University of California, Irvine, College of Medicine. She teaches, develops the ethics curriculum for the College of Medicine, and conducts research on ethical issues. Current projects include a study on the impact of ethics consultation in the ICU, development of an ethics liaison program, and patient safety education

Robert E. Cranston, MD, is a fellow at The Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity, Bannockburn, IL (www.cbhd.org).He is an attending physician and head of the Division Of Neurology at Carle Clinic and Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Illinois. He is also a clinical associate professor at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Ellen Painter Dollar is a freelance writer and a mother with a personal interest in the health care system. She is the author of Growing Up with OI: A Guide for Children (2001). Ms Dollar and her 4-year-old daughter have Type I OI.

Kirsten Engel, MD, is an emergency department physician and was a fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at University of Michigan Medical School. Among her interests are patient communication in the ER.

Loretta M. Kopelman, PhD, is professor and chair of the Department of Medical Humanities in the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. She founded the Department of Medical Humanities in 1978 and was founding president of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities.

Anne Drapkin Lyerly, MD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a faculty associate in the Center for the Study of Medical Ethics and Humanities at Duke University. She completed the Greenwall Fellowship in Bioethics and Health Policy and currently devotes her research and writing efforts to ethical issues, women's health, and reproductive medicine.

Timothy E. Quill, MD, is a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. Dr. Quill practices internal medicine, teaches at the medical school, and directs the Palliative Care Program at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Barbara Katz Rothman, PhD, is professor of sociology, City University of New York. Her first book was In Labor: Women And Power In The Birthplace. More recently, she published The Book Of Life (Beacon, 2001) an ethical guide to issues involved with the human gene map, race, and normality.

Issue Editor

Monya De is an honors graduate of Stanford University and a third-year medical student at the University of California, Irvine.

Staff Contributors
Jennifer Reenan, MD
Meme Wang, MPH
Matthew K. Wynia, MD, MPH


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