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Your patient wants to be a medical tourist—6 things you should do

Physicians should be prepared on how to respond when a patient asks for advice before a trip for treatment or seeks follow-up care after coming back. Learn to navigate these unique ethical challenges in medical tourism.



How health care myths can hurt patients

The online mountain of health content hasn’t put a damper on the proliferation of false beliefs. What should physicians do to stem the tide of medical myths?



How physicians should approach hard calls involving child patients

Some of the most difficult medical decisions involve minor patients who may be unable to have a say in their own care. The AMA offers ethical guidance.

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4 tips to be a better physician team leader

For team-based care to succeed, the team has to function ethically and effectively. Those objectives are achievable, but require physician leadership aware of how to promote both.

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When the news media calls, keep these 4 things in mind

A physician appearing on a news show isn’t just another talking head. Learn how to maintain your own integrity, and that of the medical profession, when taking part in the media.

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Examining the ethics of what’s on your patients’ dinner table

Complex ethical issues surround food systems, which affect nutrition and health outcomes. Learn more about these ethical issues and the physician’s role.

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Social media guidance for physicians taps timeless principles

From Friendster to Snapchat, social media trends come and go, but ethical guidance for physicians endures. Learn how the AMA Code of Medical Ethics applies to social media.

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Pondering direct care? 13 potential benefits and drawbacks

Concierge medicine’s not necessarily a path to easy street. If you’re considering direct-care practice, keep in mind these pros and cons.

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