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.
Pediatric decision-making: Help parents protect, empower kids
While bearing the weighty responsibility of making medical decisions for children when they lack capacity, parents can also promote patient autonomy.
Your patient requests an investigational therapy: How to respond
The FDA allows some critically ill patients to access unapproved therapies. The AMA Code of Medical Ethics has guidance for shared decision-making.
Essential Tools & Resources
Governing rules of the Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs
Code of Medical Ethics overview
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