How health inequities outlive historical social injustices
A Harvard social epidemiologist argues that health care policy should account for the long-lasting impact of injustices on patients’ well-being.
How physicians can better care for Native American patients
Learn more about the ethical, social and cultural complexities of delivering care to Native patients living on sovereign tribal land and elsewhere in the U.S.
What kind of person should the physician be?
Crisis calls for revisiting medicine’s foundations. Learn from a pioneer of American bioethics about a virtue-based approach to conceiving the doctor’s identity.
Patient Support & Advocacy
Why the Supreme Court should take up Title X gag rule case
Conflicting appellate court rulings on cases involving the HHS physician gag rule require resolution by the Supreme Court, which should strike it down.
COVID-19 vaccine mandates: What physicians should know
Learn whether vaccine mandates will pass legal muster and what measures could be taken, short of such mandates, to encourage immunization against SARS-CoV-2.
Undocumented immigrants detained during COVID-19: How to help
Thousands of undocumented immigrants held in U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement custody have tested positive for COVID-19. Learn with the AMA how to advocate for detainees.
Reports of medical procedures done without consent must be investigated
Informed consent is fundamental. The Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general must investigate alarming reports from women held by ICE.
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.
Essential Tools & Resources
Code of Medical Ethics
Medical ethics FAQs
Declaration of Professional Responsibility
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