Why defining dignity is so important to caring for dying patients
There are three distinct meanings of dignity that are relevant to high-quality care for patients with terminal illnesses. Learn more with the AMA.
As end-of-life care grows more complex, start here to study up
Medical students, physicians and other health professionals will learn a lot from this great set of educational resources offered by the AMA and others.
Caring for patients at the end of life: CEJA reports
Download PDFs of reports on this topic for the Council on Ethical & Judicial Affairs (CEJA) presented during the AMA interim and annual meetings.
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.
Principles of palliative care CME
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine education provides a critical foundation to incorporate principles of hospice and palliative medicine into your practice.
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When life support is withdrawn, commitment to care must not end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.