5 ways physicians can identify, help human trafficking victims
The pandemic may be exacerbating the isolation and despair of patients victimized by traffickers. Learn why doctors in a prime position to help.
Do physicians have a responsibility to be vaccinated?
Do physicians have a responsibility to be vaccinated? Guidance in the AMA Code of Medical Ethics indicates they do. Learn more.
Physician Competence, Self-Assessment and Self-Awareness
Ethical responsibility competence requires physicians to understand that in the care of actual patients, competence is fluid and dependent on context.
Thinking twice about the rush to give CPR to COVID-19 patients
Reviving infected patients presents huge risks to health care workers. The AMA Code of Medical Ethics outlines who has do-not-resuscitate (DNR) authority.
COVID-19 contact tracing, isolation are key: How to do them ethically
Ethical questions surround these crucial public health measures. Opinions from the AMA Code of Medical Ethics provide clarity.
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.
Ethics guidance during a pandemic: An overview
Updated July 29, 2020 This series of articles offers foundational guidance in medical ethics for health care professionals and institutions responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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