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 legacies of the Holocaust should inform health care
The involvement of health professionals in the atrocities of the Holocaust have significantly influenced bioethics. Learn more from the AMA Journal of Ethics.
Do physicians have a responsibility to be vaccinated?
Do physicians have a responsibility to be vaccinated? Guidance in the AMA Code of Medical Ethics indicates they do. Learn more.
NODE.Health building knowledge base for telehealth best practices
Organization works to build body of evidence-based best practices that support integration of digital health tools into physician practice workflow.
Horrific COVID-19 surge demands readiness on crisis standards of care
AMA joins National Academy of Medicine to urge that political, health care officials get ready to quickly handle tragic shortages of care resources.
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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