The AMA was founded in part to establish the first national codification of medical ethics. The AMA Code of Medical Ethics and the AMA Journal of Ethics® collectively underscore AMA’s commitment to promote the art of medicine and the betterment of public health. The Code is widely recognized as the most comprehensive ethics guide for physicians. The opinions in the Code address issues and challenges confronting the medical profession and represent AMA policy. Published monthly, the Journal examines a wide range of timely perspectives and questions of ethical importance in health care. The Journal is editorially independent from AMA governance.
COVID-19 (2019 novel coronavirus) resource center for physicians
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Code of Medical Ethics overview
Read the Principles of Medical Ethics, the Preface & Preamble and access the Code of Medical Ethics Opinions.
Code of Medical Ethics: Patient-physician relationships
Doctor-patient relationships are strengthened by the practice of medical ethics, which can help you create better communication and health care decisions.
Ethically Sound Innovation in Medical Practice
Innovation shares features with both research and patient care, but is distinct from both.
Ethics Group Internship
The Ethic Groups internship offers candidates first-hand insight to the formation of AMA ethics policy.
Strengthen your voice
AMA members unify to empower the collective physician voice on innovations and emerging issues that impact physicians and public health today.
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