AMA Reports and Policies
Council on Science and Public Health reports
The AMA's Council on Science and Public Health and Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs have produced several reports on topics about violence and abuse. The AMA has over eighty policies related to violence and abuse available in a compendium.
The following violence-related CSAPH reports have been adopted by the AMA:
- CSAPH Report 2 (I-07) Update on Youth and School Violence
- CSAPH Report 12 (A-07) Emotional and Behavioral Effects of Video Games and Internet Overuse
- CSAPH Report 7 (A-05) Diagnosis and Management of Family Violence
- CSA Report 1 (A-02) Bullying Behaviors Among Children and Adolescents
- CSA Report 7: AMA Data on Violence Between Intimates
- CSA Report 1 (I-00) Domestic Violence Information and Movie Theaters
- CSA Report 2 (I-00) Preventing Assault and Rape of Inmates by Custodial Staff
- CSA Report 11 (I-99): School Violence
- CSA Report 9 (I-94): Violence Toward Men: Fact or Fiction?
- CSA Report 5 (A-94) Memories of Childhood Abuse
For more information about the CSAPH and its reports, visit the Council on Science and Public Health website.
AMA ethical opinions on violence and related issues
The Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs (CEJA) sets ethics policy for the AMA. Each year CEJA writes reports on a wide variety of medical ethics issues, which, upon approval by the House of Delegates, become official AMA policy. CEJA also issues opinions, which are added to the AMA's Code of Medical Ethics. Visit the CEJA website for more information and to view CEJA reports and opinions.
The following CEJA opinions relate to violence prevention:
- CEJA Opinion 2.02: Abuse of Spouses, Children, Elderly Persons and Others at Risk
Provides physician guidelines for detecting and treating family violence.
- Amendment to CEJA Opinion 2.02 Abuse of Spouses, Children, Elderly Persons and Others at Risk
This booklet contains policy excerpts from the AMA's PolicyFinder related to vionece and abuse and does not represent the complete list of AMA policies. For a complete listing of all AMA policies, consult the AMA's PolicyFinder.
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