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.
How physicians can help patients overcome generations of trauma
Understanding the ethical weight of transgenerational trauma is a crucial component of clinical practice and research. Find out more.
Ambassador Program: Pandemic ethics & equity
Learn about ethics and equity during the pandemic and how the AMA promotes ethics for medicine and public health.
What to do when a marginalized patient denies HIV status
The impulse to initiate lifesaving treatment should never overshadow a physician’s focus on therapeutic alliance and trust.
What will it take to end the HIV epidemic within a decade?
The U.S. government has pledged to stop HIV’s spread by 2030. Learn about the ethical and clinical forces that stand in the way
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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