Council on Ethical & Judicial Affairs
Larry E. Reaves, MD
Larry E. Reaves, MD, holds the position of member on the Council on Ethical & Judicial Affairs at the American Medical Association.
4 ways COVID-19 is causing moral distress among physicians
Learn more about some of the reasons physicians and other health professionals may experience moral distress as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
What do health care organizations owe doctors battling COVID-19?
Physicians put safety at risk to provide pandemic care. The organizations where they work must step up too. The AMA Code of Medical Ethics clarifies the obligations.
DNR orders in a public health crisis
During a public health crisis, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, do not attempt resuscitation (DNAR or DNR) orders require special ethical consideration.
Protecting public health & vulnerable populations in a pandemic
AMA provides guidance on the responsibility physicians have to advocacy and protect vulnerable patients and populations during a pandemic.
Obligations to protect health care professionals
Physicians have a well-recognized duty to provide care during a public health emergency, addressed in the AMA Code of Medical Ethics.
Patient Support & Advocacy
Michigan's Medicaid expansion doubles access to primary care
Michigan customized its Medicaid program to emphasize primary care and preventive health services. Studies are showing this was a wise approach.
Essential Tools & Resources
Governing rules of the Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs
Code of Medical Ethics overview
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