Ventilator shortage: Scorecard aims to help on pandemic’s hard calls
Categorical exclusions are unjust and no single criterion is sufficient for prioritizing access amid COVID-19 patient surges. Many hospitals are adopting a score-based framework.
Obligations to protect health care professionals
Physicians have a well-recognized duty to provide care during a public health emergency, addressed in the AMA Code of Medical Ethics.
Crisis standards of care: Guidance from the AMA Code of Medical Ethics
The Code of Medical Ethics provides foundational guidance for developing ethically sound crisis standards of care guidelines.
Pandemic puts decision-making to the test. AMA offers expert advice.
Finite resources could force hard triage choices in COVID-19 care. Learn with the AMA’s medical ethics experts about the criteria to consider.
Restrictive covenants and patient care in a pandemic
Guidance based on the AMA Code of Medical Ethics advises on whether physicians can provide care outside of a non-compete agreement or restrictive covenant during a pandemic.
Where to find ethical guidance in a pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has surfaced old and new ethical issues. A new resource aggregates relevant guidance from the AMA Code of Medical Ethics.
Providing patient care remotely in a pandemic
Principle IX of the AMA Principles of Medical Ethics provides that physicians should “[s]upport access to care for all people.”
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