AMA backs physician freedom to advocate for patient interests
Patient welfare is the first priority in resolving flashpoints between physicians and hospitals.
Restrictive covenants and patient care in a pandemic
Guidance based on the AMA Code of Medical Ethics advises on whether physicians can provide care outside of a non-compete agreement or restrictive covenant during a pandemic.
Where to find ethical guidance in a pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has surfaced old and new ethical issues. A new resource aggregates relevant guidance from the AMA Code of Medical Ethics.
Providing patient care remotely in a pandemic
Principle IX of the AMA Principles of Medical Ethics provides that physicians should “[s]upport access to care for all people.” I
Prescribing medications responsibly in a pandemic
Read the guidance based on the AMA Code of Medical Ethics Opinions for prescribing medications responsibly when the decision can be clinically and ethically challenging, such as during a pandemic.
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.
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.
The government should not be telling physicians what they can and cannot say to their patients.
Stand with us. This is not a fight that we, or our patients, can afford to lose.
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Essential Tools & Resources
Code of Ethics on patient-physician relationships
AMA DocTalk podcast series
Empathetic Listening EdHub™ module
AMA Moving Medicine podcast series