Specialties - Southern Medical Association

SMJ Article | Perspectives

Moral Dilemma of a Physician and Mother in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic

I am a physician, a cardiology fellow, and a mother of three in the midst of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic at its epicenter in New York City. A lot of people ask me these three questions: How does it feel to be on the frontline of the COVID-19...

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SMJ Article | Perspectives

The Medical Ethics of Poor Supervision

Medical trainees expect to become competent physicians like their professors, most of whom facilitate those goals. A rare, unscrupulous supervisor can eschew the bedside and practice medicine largely from a keyboard. Carefully worded notes pasted into the electronic medical record can disguise this charade. Pedantic mini-lectures outside patient rooms can...

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