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.
Common HIPAA violations physicians should guard against
Since 2003, these five violations of patient privacy have been catching the attention of federal regulators who have been keeping an eye on physicians.
What’s needed to make nudges work in health care
“Nudges”—subtle changes to clinical design and use of information—can transform behaviors. Learn how to choose and implement them.
5 keys for safely sharing ethics consultation notes in the EHR
Learn with the AMA how to develop best practices to minimize harms to vulnerable patients and guide decisions about which notes to include.
What can physicians do about racial and ethnic health inequities?
Learn more from the AMA Journal of Ethics about the racial and ethnic inequity in morbidity, mortality and access to health and other vital services.
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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