COVID-19 contact tracing, isolation are key: How to do them ethically
Ethical questions surround these crucial public health measures. Opinions from the AMA Code of Medical Ethics provide clarity.
Shared decision-making: What to say when patients express regret
Learn what should be communicated in shared decision-making, and how to respond when patients have second thoughts about a jointly made plan of care.
When life support is withdrawn, commitment to care must not end
Patients dying of COVID-19 need care like everyone else at the end of life. Opinions from the AMA Code of Medical Ethics help guide decision-making.
Prioritizing the rest of health care in a public health crisis
The AMA Code of Medical Ethics offers insight into what is ethically required to safely make a broader range of health care services available in a public health crisis.
What do health care organizations owe doctors battling COVID-19?
Physicians put safety at risk to provide pandemic care. The organizations where they work must step up too. The AMA Code of Medical Ethics clarifies the obligations.
Ethics guidance during a pandemic: An overview
Updated June 9, 2020 This series of articles offers foundational guidance in medical ethics for health care professionals and institutions responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
DNR orders in a public health crisis
During a public health crisis, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, do not attempt resuscitation (DNAR or DNR) orders require special ethical consideration.
Ethics Group Internship
The Ethic Groups internship offers candidates first-hand insight to the formation of AMA ethics policy.
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