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Need to get rid of stigma on physician illness, disability
Not every physician illness leads to impairment, and doctors can often be accommodated and continue practicing safely, says newly adopted AMA policy.
Do physicians have a responsibility to be vaccinated?
Do physicians have a responsibility to be vaccinated? Guidance in the AMA Code of Medical Ethics indicates they do. Learn more.
Top 10 stories from the November 2020 AMA Special Meeting
Amid a tragic tide of COVID-19 cases, physicians from across the U.S. gathered virtually to improve public health during the pandemic and beyond.
Elliott Crigger, PhD, on the ethics of treating a president during the pandemic
The AMA is leading the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. See daily video updates on how the AMA is fighting COVID-19 by discussing the ethics of treating the president during a pandemic.
Are physicians obliged to get vaccinated against COVID-19?
The AMA House of Delegates adopts new policy outlining doctors’ ethical duties if there’s a safe, effective vaccine for a pandemic disease.
AMA amends ethical guidance on physician immunizations
New changes outline precautions for non-immunized physicians to protect patients and colleagues.
When patients are prejudiced, here’s what physicians should do
About 60% of doctors have heard offensive comments from patients. AMA offers new advice for physicians encountering discriminatory patient behavior.
AMA leaders on policy making during the coronavirus pandemic
The AMA is leading the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. See daily video updates on how the AMA is fighting COVID-19 by discussing policy making during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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