Burn wounds require long courses of treatment, healing time, and repetition of procedures can result in extreme distress if pain control is inappropriate.
The medical tourism trend can upend patient expectations and physician responsibilities. New AMA ethics policy seeks to clarify the matter.
Citing the need for unfiltered communication between doctors and patients, the AMA objects strongly to proposal to withhold family planning funding.
In trauma settings, physicians often make urgent decisions without knowledge of the patient’s identity, values or history, which can leave a lasting impression on patients and their loved ones.
Medical trainees are in a particularly vulnerable position when it comes to sexual harassment. Stakeholders in medical education discuss ways to protect them.