Medical Care for Homeless Individuals
This issue of Virtual Mentor, the American Medical Association Journal of Ethics, examines the medical and ethical challenges faced by physicians committed to helping a disparate community of people whose health problems are exacerbated by their homelessness. Topics addressed include treating the mentally ill; hospital resources; end-of-life care; emergency care and patient dumping; diagnosing and treating schizophrenia; and medical students’ attitudes toward homeless patients. Contributors include many members of the HCH Clinicians’ Network. January 2009, Volume 11, Number 1:1-98 | www.virtualmentor.org | © 2009 American Medical Association
Ask the Expert
“Ask the Expert” is a service of the HCH Clinicians’ Network intended to be a resource for clinicians working with homeless people. In this column, our expert John Song, MD, MPH, MAT, answers Network members’ questions about ethical solutions to challenging and uncertain situations. 2004.
Additional Online Resources
- Ethical Issues in Disaster Response (2007) – This half-hour online training module addresses ethical issues in disaster response such as cultural competence and ethical conflicts which arise when there is an inequality of power and/or control. Enrollment in the module is free of charge and provides continuing education credits.
- Join a Blog Discussion on the Ethics of Community-Engaged Research | CCPH senior consultants Sarena Seifer, Nancy Shore and Elaine Drew have posted an invited blog entry for Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research, a national professional development organization for Institutional Review Boards and others interested in advancing ethical research
- Journal of Medical Ethics
- New Malaise: Medical Ethics and Social Rights in the Global Era | Chapter in Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the new War on the Poor by Paul Farmer
- Virtual Mentor, American Medical Association Journal of Ethics