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Medical student leadership opportunities
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These councils shape doctors’ future. Now they’re all led by women.
Seven powerful AMA councils help set the course for U.S. health care. Learn about the seven women heading up these councils in 2020.
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.
Essential Tools & Resources
Governing rules of the Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs
Code of Medical Ethics overview
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