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COVID-19 (2019 novel coronavirus) resource center for physicians

The AMA is closely monitoring COVID-19 (2019 novel coronavirus) developments. Learn more with the AMA's COVID-19 resource center.

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A time to stand together

With expert resources and tireless advocacy, the AMA is your powerful ally against COVID-19.

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What is physicians’ duty to treat during pandemics?

COVID-19 renewed questions around limits to professional duty. Learn how the AMA is updating the Code of Medical Ethics to advise physicians.

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Ethics guidance during a pandemic: An overview

The AMA offers an overview of foundational guidance regarding medical ethics for health care professionals and institutions responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Audiey Kao, MD, PhD, on what physicians need to know about ethics in 2022

AMA's Moving Medicine series features physician voices and achievements. Learn more in this discussion with Audiey Kao, MD, PhD, on what physicians need to know about ethics in 2022.

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Moving Medicine Video Update
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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.

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AMA COVID-19 Guides
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One surge away: Key tips to prep now on crisis care standards

AMA joins National Academy of Medicine, other major stakeholders to push improvements based on the past year’s pandemic experiences.

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Horrific COVID-19 surge demands readiness on crisis standards of care

AMA joins National Academy of Medicine to urge that political, health care officials get ready to quickly handle tragic shortages of care resources.

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4 touchstones for end-of-life conversations during COVID-19

The pandemic has changed how physicians care for dying patients. Learn with the AMA what to talk about and when.

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Medical ethics: Big questions arise when patient is “Mr. President”

In some ways, caring for the commander in chief is like caring for any patient. In other ways, it can be more challenging. An AMA ethicist charts the landscape.

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