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April 22/29, 1998

New Ethics Manual

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JAMA. 1998;279(16):1249. doi:10.1001/jama.279.16.1249-JQU80001-6-1

The American College of Physicians (ACP) has published the fourth edition of its Ethics Manual.

Appearing in the April 1 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine, the new manual revisits such issues as the physician-patient relationship, confidentiality, physician advertising, and alternative medicine. It contains major revisions of sections on decisions near the end of life, including physician-assisted suicide. New sections cover emerging issues such as managed care, genetic testing, and population-based health care.