Common HIPAA violations physicians should guard against
Since 2003, these five violations of patient privacy have been catching the attention of federal regulators who have been keeping an eye on physicians.
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.
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.
Patient Support & Advocacy
Why the Supreme Court should take up Title X gag rule case
Conflicting appellate court rulings on cases involving the HHS physician gag rule require resolution by the Supreme Court, which should strike it down.
Reports of medical procedures done without consent must be investigated
Informed consent is fundamental. The Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general must investigate alarming reports from women held by ICE.
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