When life support is withdrawn, commitment to care must not end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.
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.
Accelerating Change in Medical Education
The top 10 ethical issues medical students should be taught
Get key background from the AMA on the emerging medical ethics topics that medical students should be learning about in medical school.
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.
Pediatric decision-making: Help parents protect, empower kids
While bearing the weighty responsibility of making medical decisions for children when they lack capacity, parents can also promote patient autonomy.
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.
Patient Support & Advocacy
Doctors battle state law that forces them to mislead patients
Two North Dakota legal provisions turn physicians into mouthpieces for politically motivated messages that could harm patients. The AMA is suing to overturn them.
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