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AMA Journal of Ethics®


The AMA Journal of Ethics helps students, residents and physicians explore and address the ethical challenges emerging from new medical technologies, changing patient expectations and shifting public priorities.

Ethics in Health Care

Explore the AMA Journal of Ethics for articles, podcasts and polls that focus on ethical issues that affect physicans, physicians-in-training and their patients.

Expert commentaries and review articles offer practical guidance and foster professional reflection on timely ethical issues in health care. Each monthly issue of the AMA Journal of Ethics focuses on a theme selected by a medical student or resident physician who serves as issue editor. Physicians and medical students can also engage with the journal by submitting manuscripts for peer review.

The MEDLINE-indexed AMA Journal of Ethics is advertisement-free and open-access. As an editorially independent publication, the journal freely explores issues and viewpoints that do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the AMA.