Physicians are expected to uphold professional standards of conduct not only in their relationships with patients, but also in their relationships with other health care professionals.

Professional working relationships

Even when they fulfill roles that do not involve directly providing care for patients in clinical settings, physicians are seen by patients and the public, as well as their colleagues and coworkers as professionals who have committed themselves to the values and norms of medicine.

LINK 1: Code of Medical Ethics Opinions: Professional working relationships

PDF: Code of Medical Ethics Opinions

AMA Code of Medical Ethics

Visit the Code of Medical Ethics page to access additional Opinions, the Principles of Medical Ethics and the list of current and previous Opinion titles.

LINK 2: Review the Code Opinions

These Opinions are offered as ethics guidance for physicians and are not intended to establish standards of clinical practice or rules of law.

Physicians are expected to uphold professional standards of conduct not only in their relationships with patients, but also in their relationships with other health care professionals.

Professional working relationships

Even when they fulfill roles that do not involve directly providing care for patients in clinical settings, physicians are seen by patients and the public, as well as their colleagues and coworkers as professionals who have committed themselves to the values and norms of medicine.

LINK 1: Code of Medical Ethics Opinions: Professional working relationships

PDF: Code of Medical Ethics Opinions

AMA Code of Medical Ethics

Visit the Code of Medical Ethics page to access additional Opinions, the Principles of Medical Ethics and the list of current and previous Opinion titles.

LINK 2: Review the Code Opinions

These Opinions are offered as ethics guidance for physicians and are not intended to establish standards of clinical practice or rules of law.

Why Join the AMA?

An AMA membership means you’ve got access to world-class clinical research, education and insights. Access peer-reviewed medical research findings and editorial opinions from JAMA®, the Journal of the American Medical Association, JAMA Network Open™ and the 11 specialty journals, with CME at no cost.

Join Now