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.
Code of Medical Ethics: Genetics & reproductive medicine
Genetic testing can provide valuable information to support informed decision making about personal health care options as well as reproductive choices.
Trisomy 21 in prenatal screening: How to talk with parents
Prenatal test results indicating a high chance of Down syndrome can be hard to discuss with patients, as can related pregnancy outcomes. Discover four tips to help guide these challenging conversations.
What to say to a parent who requests genetic testing
When it comes to genetic testing in children, a physician’s best advice is to avoid rushing into something that will not benefit the kids’ interests.
A physician may perform an abortion in accordance with good medical practice and under circumstances that do not violate the law.
Cloning for Reproduction
Reproductive cloning has the potential to be used in a eugenic or discriminatory fashion—practices that are incompatible with the ethical norms of medicine.
Storage & Use of Human Embryos
Ethical concerns arise regarding who has authority to make decisions about stored embryos and what kinds of choices they may ethically make.
Third-party reproduction is a form of assisted reproduction in which a woman agrees to bear a child and relinquish the child to other individuals to rear.