Teens, pregnancy, confidentiality: 4 tips to navigate the waters
Adolescent pregnancy is risky and can be a fraught topic in the exam room. Emphasize confidentiality to send the conversation in the right direction.
4 risks that arise when parents withhold diagnosis from a child
When it comes to pediatric decision-making, parents often believe the child is better off not knowing the whole story. Learn about the potential dangers of that approach.
When patients, families disagree on treatment: 6 ways forward
To best care for patients, physicians must honor autonomy while expressing respect for well-intentioned family members.
How physicians should approach hard calls involving child patients
Some of the most difficult medical decisions involve minor patients who may be unable to have a say in their own care. The AMA offers ethical guidance.
Social media guidance for physicians taps timeless principles
From Friendster to Snapchat, social media trends come and go, but ethical guidance for physicians endures. Learn how the AMA Code of Medical Ethics applies to social media.
4 CME courses from the folks who wrote the book on medical ethics
The women and men behind the AMA Code of Medical Ethics bring you great educational activities to help you earn CME credit and answer challenging questions.
Why does the medical profession need a code of ethics?
From political conversations to use of social media, the AMA Code of Medical Ethics addresses the new issues confronting physicians, patients and society.
Code of Medical Ethics: Consent, communication & decision making
Help your patients make well-considered decisions about their care and treatment by reading up on medical ethics of consent.
Pregnant women deserve to get the whole truth on their options
Pregnancy clinics’ misleading messages create compelling need to protect patients’ right to accurate medical information, the AMA argues in a brief filed with Supreme Court.