Protecting reproductive health care means protecting physicians
Third-party interference with the patient-physician relationship puts both patients and physicians at risk and undermines public health.
Code of Medical Ethics CME
The AMA Code of Medical Ethics' interactive CME modules offer concrete advice on how physicians should interact with patients and address critical decisions within their practice.
By doctors, for doctors: Ethics guidance now just one click away
The AMA Code of Medical Ethics’ new website brings ethics into the exam room to help patients and physicians with expert guidance on everyday issues.
Code of Medical Ethics Preface & Preamble
This is the preface and preamble for the Code of Ethics.
Code of Medical Ethics overview
Read the Principles of Medical Ethics, the Preface & Preamble and access the Code of Medical Ethics Opinions.
Code of Medical Ethics: Patient-physician relationships
Doctor-patient relationships are strengthened by the practice of medical ethics, which can help you create better communication and health care decisions.
Physician Stewardship of Health Care Resources
Physicians should be prudent stewards of the shared societal resources with which they are entrusted.
Professionalism in Health Care Systems
Health care systems can pose ethical challenges for physicians that could undermine the trust essential to patient-physician relationships.
Individually and collectively, physicians should actively engage in efforts to improve the quality of health care.