Crisis standards of care: Guidance from the AMA Code of Medical Ethics
Guidance from the AMA Code of Medical Ethics is grounded in core values of respect, compassion, objectivity, transparency and fairness that underly the difficult decisions about allocating scarce resources that arise in a pandemic.
COVID-19 safety: Don’t bar physicians from wearing their own PPE
While there is an emerging issue of hospitals barring physicians and other health professionals from wearing their own personal protective equipment, the AMA says they should be allowed to.
Graduating early to join the physician workforce
Guidance based on the AMA Medical Code of Ethics about when it is appropriate to involve medical students in providing direct patient care to supplement the physician workforce.
Pandemic puts decision-making to the test. AMA offers expert advice.
Finite resources could force hard triage choices in COVID-19 care. Learn with the AMA’s medical ethics experts about the criteria to consider.
Restrictive covenants and patient care in a pandemic
Guidance based on the AMA Code of Medical Ethics advises on whether physicians can provide care outside of a non-compete agreement or restrictive covenant during a pandemic.
Clinical research versus patient care: Conducting clinical trials
Read the guidance based on the AMA Code of Medical Ethics Opinions to find effective patient treatments and remember the differences between clinical research and patient care.
Caring for patients at the end of life
Read the guidance based on the AMA Code of Medical Ethics Opinions of the importance of ensuring that every patient reaching the end of life receives appropriate supportive care.
Ethics Group Internship
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