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.
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.
Ethical practice in isolation, quarantine & contact tracing
The AMA Code of Medical Ethics provides guidance to help physicians strike the balance with patient's rights and privacy when dealing with contact tracing, isolation or quarantine.
Vaccine trials & healthy volunteers
Trial design and informed consent take on ethical significance when developing vaccines, even during the urgency of a pandemic such as COVID-19.
AMA provides ethics guidance in the COVID-19 pandemic
To help physicians address the challenges of COVID-19, the AMA has assembled a series of analyses that apply the Code to issues emerging in the pandemic.
Keys to responsible COVID-19 prescribing despite lack of approved Rx
Off-label prescribing in pandemics is unfamiliar territory for most physicians. Opinions in the AMA Code of Medical Ethics point the way.
Should noncompete provisions restrict physicians’ pandemic care?
The fine print in physicians’ contracts can create problems caring for patients in emergencies. The AMA Code of Medical Ethics offers principled advice.
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