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.
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.
Obligations to protect health care professionals
Physicians have a well-recognized duty to provide care during a public health emergency, addressed in the AMA Code of Medical Ethics.
Crisis standards of care: Guidance from the AMA Code of Medical Ethics
The Code of Medical Ethics provides foundational guidance for developing ethically sound crisis standards of care guidelines.
Graduating early to join the physician workforce
Guidance based on the AMA Medical Code of Ethics about when it is appropriate to involve medical students in providing direct patient care to supplement the physician workforce.
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.
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.
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