Code of Medical Ethics: Patient-physician relationships
Doctor-patient relationships are strengthened by the practice of medical ethics, which can help you create better communication and health care decisions.
Ethically Sound Innovation in Medical Practice
Innovation shares features with both research and patient care, but is distinct from both.
Discrimination and Disruptive Behavior by Patients
Trust can be established and maintained only when there is mutual respect.
Physicians can best contribute to a mutually respectful alliance with patients by serving as their patients’ advocates and by respecting patients’ rights.
Physician Responsibilities for Safe Patient Discharge
The physicians’ primary ethical obligation to promote the well-being of individual patients involves a discharge plan that is safe for the patient.
When patients are prejudiced, here’s what physicians should do
About 60% of doctors have heard offensive comments from patients. AMA offers new advice for physicians encountering discriminatory patient behavior.
Prioritizing the rest of health care in a public health crisis
The AMA Code of Medical Ethics offers insight into what is ethically required to safely make a broader range of health care services available in a public health crisis.
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