Virtual Mentor

Virtual Mentor. March 2007, Volume 9, Number 3: 161-256.

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March 2007 Contents

Media Influence on the Practice of Medicine

Ethics Poll

Which of the following sources supplies most of your information about health?
Print news media
Broadcast news media
Internet
Physicians
Medical education
Other

Which of the following most accurately describes the effect that televised medical dramas of today have on the public's perception of doctors and medicine?
They contribute to an unrealistic view.
They contribute to a realistic view.
They have little or no effect.

Should the media devote more time and space to public health information?
Yes
No

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From the Editor

Medicine and the Media: A Symbiotic Relationship?
Neil Parikh
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:163-165.

Educating for Professionalism

Clinical Cases

Diagnostic Testing for Diseases in the News
Commentary by Vidya Sharma and M. Denise Dowd
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:166-169.

Hospital Reputation and Individual Patient Decisions
Commentary by Maurice Bernstein
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:170-173.

An ER Decision To Withhold CPR
Commentary by Catherine A. Marco and Raquel M. Schears
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:174-181.

Journal Discussion

The Media Miss Key Points in Scientific Reporting
Namarta Kotwani
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:188-192.

Media Reporting and Emergency Room Testing Trends
Sanjay Arora
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:193-196.

Medical Education

Imagining Doctors: Medical Students and the TV Medical Drama
Kevin Goodman
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:182-187.

Clinical Pearl

In Search of Obscure Diagnoses: House
Scott F. Morrison
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:197-200.

Law, Policy, and Society

Health Law

An Accusation of Murder in New Orleans and the Media Response
Lee Black
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:201-205.

Policy Forum

Personalized Marketing of Health Products the 21st Century Way
Joseph Turow, Robert Gellman and Judith Turow
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:206-209.

Media Must Try Harder To Reach Groups at Risk for HIV/AIDS
Rajiv Bhuta and William R. Leonard
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:210-214.

Medicine and Society

Plastic Surgery is Real, Not Reality TV
Richard D'Amico
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:215-218.

Quality Medical Reporting Depends on Media-Physician Cooperation
VM interview with William Heisel
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:219-224.

HealthNewsReview.org: Criteria for Excellence in Health and Medical Journalism
Gary Schwitzer
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:225-228.

Op-Ed and Correspondence

Op-Ed

Should Doctors Perform Plastic Surgery on Reality TV?
Responses by Robert Rey, Daniel Sullivan and Rod J. Rohrich
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:229-233.

History, Art, and Narrative

Medical Humanities

Taking "CA" Public
Leroy Sievers
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:234-236.

Medical Students Take Heed, They'll Be Expecting Dr. Carter
Joel Ornelos and Neil Parikh
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:237-240.

Resources

Suggested Readings and Resources
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:241-252.

About the Contributors
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Virtual Mentor. 2007; 9:253-256.