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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.
Guiding principles to protect resident & fellow physicians responding to COVID-19
AMA provides guiding principles for programs, institutions and organizations to follow in managing the engagement of residents during the response to COVID-19.
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.
AMA COVID-19 daily video update: Experts explore health equity within the COVID-19 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 top developments in health equity and more.
AMA guiding principles to protect learners responding to COVID-19
The AMA and other educational organizations issue principles to support and protect medical students if their institutions put them in physical contact with patients and/or offer early graduation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Resources for physicians returning to clinical practice
Find resources for physicians returning to practice after a leave, including information on state- and medical school-based physician re-entry programs.
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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.
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