The AMA was founded in part to establish the first national codification of medical ethics. The AMA Code of Medical Ethics and the AMA Journal of Ethics® collectively underscore AMA’s commitment to promote the art of medicine and the betterment of public health. The Code is widely recognized as the most comprehensive ethics guide for physicians. The opinions in the Code address issues and challenges confronting the medical profession and represent AMA policy. Published monthly, the Journal examines a wide range of timely perspectives and questions of ethical importance in health care. The Journal is editorially independent from AMA governance.
COVID-19 medical ethics videocasts and podcasts
Explore AMA Journal of Ethics videocasts that aim to promote ethical reflection and decision making during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pandemic’s devastation among Latinos too often made invisible
1 in 5 U.S. residents has Latin American heritage, yet the health inequities they experience get too little emphasis given their scale and complexity.
Patient Support & Advocacy
Patient data privacy and access resources
AMA seeks to ensure that patients have meaningful controls over and a clear understanding of how their health information data is being used.
What doctors wish patients knew about long COVID
Even mild SARS-CoV-2 infection can lead to long COVID. And with the transmissibility of the Omicron variant, patients may be concerned about the condition.
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.
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