AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. October 2004, Volume 6, Number 10.

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October 2004 Contents

Ethics in the Practice of Surgery

From the Editor

Ethics in the Practice of Surgery
Abraham P. Schwab
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Educating for Professionalism

Clinical Cases

The Unnoticed Mole
Commentary by Avram Kraft
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The Reluctant Resident
Commentary by Jeffrey L. Ponsky
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Palliative Surgery
Commentary by David P. Jacques and Murray F. Brennan
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Journal Discussion

Some Ethical Concerns about Placebo Operations
Luke P. Brewster
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Medical Education

Acknowledging the Limits of Individual Competence
Robert S. Rhodes
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Clinical Pearl

Surgery for Bowel Obstruction in Ovarian Cancer
Jennifer Reenan
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Law, Policy, and Society

Health Law

When Residents Assist in Surgery
Melissa Junge
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Policy Forum

The Universal Protocol
Dennis O'Leary
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Should Surgery Have an FDA?
Robert S. Rhodes
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Medicine and Society

Television on the Cutting Edge: Cosmetic Surgery Goes Prime-Time
Leigh Turner
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Op-Ed and Correspondence

Op-Ed

Evidence-Based Surgery: a Growing Need for a Limited Enterprise
Angelique M. Reitsma
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History, Art, and Narrative

Medical Humanities

Writing as Surgery: Words and Swords
Bernie S. Siegel
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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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