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.
Where to find ethical guidance in a pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has surfaced old and new ethical issues. A new resource aggregates relevant guidance from the AMA Code of Medical Ethics.
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.
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.
Errors happen. What to do when there's no one to whom to say "I'm sorry.”
The absence of a surrogate does not obviate a physician’s responsibility to address mistakes. Know these three key steps.
Some patients believe God wants them to suffer. How to respond.
When a patient gives religious reasons for refusing treatment, physicians can maintain their commitment to healing while respecting patient autonomy.
End-of-life care: What to do when physician colleagues disagree
Physicians may differ about how to proceed with care for critically ill patients during hand-offs. Consider a way forward using these four ideas.
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