Fair access to limited critical care resources
Physicians’ dual obligations to serve both the well-being of their individual patients and that of other patients and the community at large come into sharp tension in a pandemic.
Physician’s duty doesn’t shrink as health care organizations get bigger
Physicians are increasingly employed by large organizations. Find out how to navigate some features of organizational cultures and hierarches that can influence patient care.
In age of pandemics, how tough should vaccine mandates get?
Governments have various reasons for mandating vaccination. The AMA Journal of Ethics explores the preconditions and justifications.
AMA Code of Medical Ethics: Guidance in a pandemic
The AMA Code of Medical Ethics offers foundational guidance for health care professionals and institutions responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
AMA resources available to physicians to navigate COVID-19 pandemic
The AMA continues to forcefully advocate for PPE and critical policy and regulatory changes needed to address our public health and health system needs.
AMA praises government on elective surgery guidelines during pandemic
The guidance from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on adult elective surgery is a vital step is allocating resources during the pandemic.
Face transplants: What role for lived experience in assessments?
Though a variety of tools exist to assess quality of life, patients’ lived experiences have not been well integrated into assessment practice.
Ethics Group Internship
The Ethic Groups internship offers candidates first-hand insight to the formation of AMA ethics policy.
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Declaration of Professional Responsibility
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