Thinking twice about the rush to give CPR to COVID-19 patients
Reviving infected patients presents huge risks to health care workers. The AMA Code of Medical Ethics outlines who has do-not-resuscitate (DNR) authority.
When life support is withdrawn, commitment to care must not end
Patients dying of COVID-19 need care like everyone else at the end of life. Opinions from the AMA Code of Medical Ethics help guide decision-making.
DNR orders in a public health crisis
During a public health crisis, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, do not attempt resuscitation (DNAR or DNR) orders require special ethical consideration.
Keys to responsible COVID-19 prescribing despite lack of approved Rx
Off-label prescribing in pandemics is unfamiliar territory for most physicians. Opinions in the AMA Code of Medical Ethics point the way.
AMA Code offers guide on COVID-19 crisis standards of care
Decisions about rationing life-saving treatment should not be made ad hoc. The AMA Code of Medical Ethics offers time-tested, principled advice.
Doctors on COVID-19 front lines eye their own advance directives
As #GetMePPE fight continues, physicians want to make sure their loved ones know their wishes. Advance directives and other end-of-life plans are essential for anyone of any age.
Access and health equity during a pandemic
The AMA provides guidance based on the AMA Code of Medical Ethics for physicians to support fair access to care for patients, particularly during a pandemic.
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