Virtual Mentor is an online journal published by the AMA is available free online. Archives
About the journal: Virtual Mentor is the online ethics journal of the American Medical Association. The journal is open-access and advertisement-free. Now in its eighth year of publication, Virtual Mentor (VM) explores the ethical issues and challenges that students, residents, and other physicians are likely to confront in their training and daily practice. For this reason, the journal is a valuable teaching resource for medical educators at all levels as well as for doctors and doctors-to-be. Each monthly issue of VM contains original articles and commentary on a given theme—eg, access to care, quality of life considerations in clinical decision making, public roles of physicians, ethical issues in endocrinology, conflict of values in the clinic.
Here are the themes for the 2006 issues:
|May||Conflict of Values in the Clinical Setting|
|April||Ethical Questions Posed by Emerging Epidemics|
|March||Cost of Care|
|February||Expertise in Medicine|
|January||Ethical Issues in Screening|