Tools help guide physician choices in career and practice
From historic Medicare payment changes to a modernized AMA Code of Medical Ethics, these resources can assist doctors faced with difficult decisions.
Physician Participation in Interrogation
Physicians who engage in any activity that relies on their medical knowledge and skills must continue to uphold principles of medical ethics.
The physician who performs euthanasia assumes unique responsibility for the act of ending the patient’s life.
Permitting physicians to engage in assisted suicide would ultimately cause more harm than good. Read more about the AMA's stance on physician-assisted suicide.
Sedation to Unconsciousness in End-of-Life Care
The duty to relieve pain and suffering is central to the physician’s role as healer and is an obligation physicians have to their patients.
Payment by or to a physician or health care institution solely for referral of a patient is fee splitting and is unethical.
Interest & Finance Charges
Patients should make reasonable efforts to meet their financial responsibilities or to discuss financial hardships with their physicians.
Fees for Nonclinical & Administrative Services
Physicians have a responsibility to balance patients’ needs and expectations with responsible business practices.
Fees for Medical Services
Physicians should not recommend, provide or charge for unnecessary medical services.