SARS-CoV-2 vaccine trials underway: How to protect participants
The fundamentals of ethical research are steadfast, even for vaccine trials in a pandemic. Opinions from the AMA Code of Medical Ethics outline top-level concerns.
Vaccine trials & healthy volunteers
Trial design and informed consent take on ethical significance when developing vaccines, even during the urgency of a pandemic such as COVID-19.
Research ethics in a public health crisis
Pressure to act on a therapeutic intervention doesn't justify relaxing standards for ethical clinical research; the Code of Medical Ethics articulates standards for research involving participants during a public health crisis.
Use of patient registries during public health emergencies
While patient information data can be useful during a pandemic, the AMA Code of Medical Ethics provides guidelines on protecting patient confidentiality.
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.
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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.
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