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.
Keys to responsible COVID-19 prescribing despite lack of approved Rx
Off-label prescribing in pandemics is unfamiliar territory for most physicians. Opinions in the AMA Code of Medical Ethics point the way.
Protecting public health & vulnerable populations in a pandemic
AMA provides guidance on the responsibility physicians have to advocacy and protect vulnerable patients and populations during a pandemic.
How to navigate the anesthesiologist-surgeon relationship
Most depictions of operating rooms focus on the surgeon and patient. However, surgical care is built on a triadic relationship between surgeons, anesthesiologists and patients.
Speaking out on issues adversely affecting patient safety in a pandemic
Physicians have an ethical obligation to address conditions that adversely affect quality patient care. View the AMA guidance about speaking out on issues that affect patients during a pandemic.
Access and health equity during a pandemic
The AMA provides guidance based on the AMA Code of Medical Ethics for physicians to support fair access to care for patients, particularly during a pandemic.
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