How decision science can help with gut-wrenching medical choices
Patient decision aids might help with routine health choices. The science of decision-making also can help navigate ethically complex choices.
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: Privacy, confidentiality & medical records
Respecting patients’ privacy is crucial. Find out how patient confidentiality ethics build trust, foster thoughtful decision making and improve care.
Code of Medical Ethics: Physicians & the health of the community
A doctor's job doesn't stop at individual care. Find out how caring for the health of the community can also lead to better health for individual patients.