Clinical research versus patient care: Conducting clinical trials
Read the guidance based on the AMA Code of Medical Ethics Opinions to find effective patient treatments and remember the differences between clinical research and patient care.
Clinical research versus patient care: Access to experimental treatment
Read the guidance based on the AMA Code of Medical Ethics Opinions about the quality of decision making and consent for use of unproven, experimental therapies in patient 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.
Your patient requests an investigational therapy: How to respond
The FDA allows some critically ill patients to access unapproved therapies. The AMA Code of Medical Ethics has guidance for shared decision-making.
Code of Medical Ethics: Research & innovation
Physicians performing clinical research have responsibilities to their patients. Find out how to protect the rights and safety of research participants.
Using Wikipedia for medical research? What to watch for
Health information on the internet should be guided by the same ethical principles that apply to clinical practice. Physicians are key backstops.
When your clinical trial patient has the wrong idea
Patients can hold the false belief that they might benefit directly from participating in trials. A researcher recommends ways to minimize this risk.
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