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.
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.
SARS-CoV-2 vaccine trials underway: How to protect participants
The fundamentals of ethical research are steadfast, even for vaccine trials in a pandemic. Opinions from the AMA Code of Medical Ethics outline top-level concerns.
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