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Code of Medical Ethics Overview

For an overview of the Code of Medical Ethics, read the Principles of Medical Ethics, the Preface & Preamble, and a brief history of the Code.
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Since its adoption at the founding meeting of the American Medical Association in 1847, the AMA Code of Medical Ethics has articulated the values to which physicians commit themselves as members of the medical profession.

Together, the Principles of Medical Ethics and the Opinions of the AMA's Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs make up the Code.

AMA Code of Medical Ethics

Read opinions about patient and physician interactions, treatments and use of technologies, and professional relationships and self-regulation.

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