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08/14/2017 - 10:50am

The AMA Journal of Ethics invites original submissions for peer review on the following themes that will be explored in upcoming issues.

 

October 2018

 

Health and Food Ethics

 

Hippocrates once said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Physicians in some U.S. cities have followed this advice by writing prescriptions for patients to obtain fresh produce through healthy food outreach programs. Clinical encounters, however, cannot fully reverse the negative health effects of low quality diets. Further, millions remain hungry as the quantity of the global food supply is at risk. Providing safe, nutritious, and environmentally- sustainable food to all is a great challenge, and if the global community cannot find solutions to feed the world, economic and social costs will be high. “Ending hunger, achieving food security, improving nutrition, and promoting sustainable agriculture” is one of the Sustainable Development Goals set forth by the United Nations. As such, a central question worth exploring in the October 2018 issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics is: What should be the roles of health professionals in promoting accountability by governments, non-governmental and civil society organizations, and the food and beverage industry in promoting strategies that can meet the nutrition and health needs of our global population? Other issues include: reducing and redistributing food loss and waste; incentivizing responsible food production and labeling practices; communicating about food practices and food access during clinical encounters; and strategies to promote food security as a goal of health professions.

 

Manuscripts submitted for peer review consideration and inclusion in this issue must follow all Instructions for Authors and be submitted by 12 February 2018.

 

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08/14/2017 - 7:00am

In light of the events in Charlottesville this past weekend, it is as important as ever for believers in America to understand and be able to communicate what it means that all human beings are made in the image of God. I have included a couple of excerpts from Dr. John F. Kilner’s Dignity and Destiny: Humanity in the Image of God below, and recommend... // Read More »

08/14/2017 - 4:30am

Join me on Friday, September 29 for "Minnesota Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD)— Lessons Learned in Oregon and Colorado."




08/14/2017 - 4:30am
Join me on Friday, September 29 for "Minnesota Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD)— Lessons Learned in Oregon and Colorado."
08/14/2017 - 3:30am

Data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services shows that more than 570,000 beneficiaries used advance care planning appointments in 2016, the first year such services were billable.

Earlier CMS data showed that 220,000 people had parti...

08/14/2017 - 3:30am

Data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services shows that more than 570,000 beneficiaries used advance care planning appointments in 2016, the first year such services were billable.

08/13/2017 - 4:30am
20 years ago, the Presidential Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry released its report Consumer Bill of Rights and Responsibilities.  A key message in the report is to make healthcare information understandable.  Unfortunately, we have not made much progress.  
08/13/2017 - 4:30am

20 years ago, the Presidential Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry released its report Consumer Bill of Rights and Responsibilities.  A key message in the report is to make healthcare information...

08/12/2017 - 4:00am
A few weeks ago, Emory posted this video of Gabe Bosslet discussing "Potentially Inappropriate Care in the ICU." This is a great overview of the 2015 Five Society Policy Statement.
08/12/2017 - 4:00am

A few weeks ago, Emory posted this video of Gabe Bosslet discussing "Potentially Inappropriate Care in the ICU." This is a great overview of the 2015 Five Society Policy Statement.