Clinical research versus patient care: Conducting clinical trials
Read the guidance based on the AMA Code of Medical Ethics Opinions to find effective patient treatments and remember the differences between clinical research and patient care.
Caring for patients at the end of life
Read the guidance based on the AMA Code of Medical Ethics Opinions of the importance of ensuring that every patient reaching the end of life receives appropriate supportive care.
Clinical research versus patient care: Access to experimental treatment
Read the guidance based on the AMA Code of Medical Ethics Opinions about the quality of decision making and consent for use of unproven, experimental therapies in patient care.
Publications & Newsletters
Frequently asked questions on ethics
The AMA is ready to answer your questions on medical ethics. Find out how to file a complaint against a doctor, how to look up AMA ethical rulings and more.
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: Research & innovation
Physicians performing clinical research have responsibilities to their patients. Find out how to protect the rights and safety of research participants.
Code of Medical Ethics: Professional self-regulation
As practicing clinicians, educators, professional colleagues, businessmen and citizens, physicians should hold one another to high standards of conduct.
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.