AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

AMA Journal of Ethics. October 2016, Volume 18, Number 10: 969-1063.

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Health Professionals with Disabilities

Ethics Poll

Poll Question

When an elderly and esteemed surgeon needs assistance to safely complete his or her cases, how should his or her colleagues respond?

Find responses to this question in the October 2016 issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics.

Content Question

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, what are medical schools’ responsibilities to students with disabilities?

For an analysis of these and other ethical considerations relevant to medical education and the Americans with Disabilities Act, see the October 2016 issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics.

From the Editor

Health Professionals with Disabilities: Motivating Inclusiveness and Representation
Sarah Waliany
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Ethics Cases

How Should Medical Schools Respond to Students with Dyslexia?
Commentary by Frederick Romberg, Bennett A. Shaywitz, and Sally E. Shaywitz
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How Should Colleagues Respond to Diminishing Capacities of an Aging Surgeon?
Commentary by Peter Angelos
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Mental Illness as a Cause of Disability among Physicians and Medical Students: An Interview with Louise Andrew Listen
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Medical Education

Medical Schools’ Willingness to Accommodate Medical Students with Sensory and Physical Disabilities: Ethical Foundations of a Functional Challenge to “Organic” Technical Standards
Michael McKee, Ben Case, Maureen Fausone, Philip Zazove, Alicia Ouellette, and Michael D. Fetters
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State of the Art and Science

Learning from Physicians with Disabilities and Their Patients
Joel A. DeLisa and Jacob Jay Lindenthal
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Health Law

Technical Standards and Lawsuits Involving Accommodations for Health Professions Students
Samuel R. Bagenstos
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Policy Forum

Competence not Age Determines Ability to Practice: Ethical Considerations about Sensorimotor Agility, Dexterity, and Cognitive Capacity
Krista L. Kaups
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Perspectives on the Meaning of “Disability”
Leslie Francis and Anita Silvers
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Medicine and Society

Just and Realistic Expectations for Persons with Disabilities Practicing Nursing
Patricia M. Davidson, Cynda Hylton Rushton, Jennifer Dotzenrod, Christina A. Godack, Deborah Baker, and Marie N. Nolan
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Why Increasing Numbers of Physicians with Disability Could Improve Care for Patients with Disability
Lisa I. Iezzoni
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Second Thoughts

Technical Standards and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Medical School Applicants and Students: Interrogating Sensory Capacity and Practice Capacity
Michael Argenyi
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About the Contributors
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