Patient Support & Advocacy
On advance directives, doctors should be role models for patients
Planning ahead is a smart move for your own family, and also a great talking point with reluctant patients. Learn more with the AMA.
Must physicians disclose personal health information to patients?
The AMA Code of Medical Ethics gives guidance to physicians on disclosing vaccination status.
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.
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When life support is withdrawn, commitment to care must not end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.
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