AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. June 2005, Volume 7, Number 6.

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June 2005 Contents

Ethics in Family Medicine

Ethics Poll

Residency training for family medicine should take place primarily in community-based ambulatory settings, not in hospital-based academic health centers.
The length of family medicine residency (currently 3 years) should be:
I would consider seeing a family medicine physician as my:
Changes in the economics of health care have made family medicine less attractive as a specialty choice for physicians.

From the Editor

Primary Care in a Specialty Society
Abraham P. Schwab
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Educating for Professionalism

Clinical Cases

Physicians' Dual Loyalties
Commentary by Stanley K. Dorst
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Doctor and Friend
Commentary by James Hallenback
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When Depression Affects Treatment Decisions
Commentary by Jason A. Hughes and Mark A. Graber
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Familial Genetic Risk
Commentary by David John Doukas
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Journal Discussion

Three Proposals for Renewing CME
Betsy Doherty
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Medical Education

Form Follows Function: Moving Medical Education into the Community
Samuel C. Durso
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Clinical Pearl

Recognition and Treatment of Depression
Holly A. Swartz
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Law, Policy, and Society

Health Law

A Physician's Role in Informing Family Members of Genetic Risk
Faith Lagay
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Policy Forum

The Right Intentions but Wrong Prevention: On Informed Consent for Preventive Services of Controversial Effectiveness
Michael D. Fetters
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Medicine and Society

Overcoming Obstacles in US Health Care Delivery with a New Practice Model for Family Practice
Marty S. Dodoo and Andrew Bazemore
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Op-Ed and Correspondence


Four-Year Residency Training for the Next Generation of Family Physicians
Marguerite Duane and Robert L. Phillips
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An Argument for Reducing Family Medicine Training to 2 Years
John Zweifler
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Suggested Readings and Resources

Test Questions
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About the Contributors
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