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.
What to do when symptoms are difficult to see or measure
Patients can present with all kinds of symptoms that defy observation and diagnostics. Learn about the ethical challenges to clinical decision-making.
One surge away: Key tips to prep now on crisis care standards
AMA joins National Academy of Medicine, other major stakeholders to push improvements based on the past year’s pandemic experiences.
Patient Support & Advocacy
You suspect a patient is being abused. What should you do?
Nearly 90% of human-trafficking victims have contact with a health professional while being trafficked. Learn to better identify and help these patients.
How physicians can help patients overcome generations of trauma
Understanding the ethical weight of transgenerational trauma is a crucial component of clinical practice and research. Find out more.
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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