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.” I
Prescribing medications responsibly in a pandemic
Read the guidance based on the AMA Code of Medical Ethics Opinions for prescribing medications responsibly when the decision can be clinically and ethically challenging, such as during a pandemic.
Fair access to limited critical care resources
Physicians’ dual obligations to serve both the well-being of their individual patients and that of other patients and the community at large come into sharp tension in a pandemic.
AMA Code of Medical Ethics: Guidance in a pandemic
The AMA Code of Medical Ethics offers foundational guidance for health care professionals and institutions responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Caring for “unrepresented” patients: 5 things to keep in mind
Seemingly unrepresented patients might, in fact, have surrogates. This and other important precautions.
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