AMA offers 10 health recommendations for New Year's resolutions
With the new year quickly approaching, the AMA is offering 10 recommendations to help make impactful, long-lasting improvements to their health in 2019.
Members Move Medicine: Serving for her resident colleagues
AMA member Laura E. Halpin, MD, a Los Angeles psychiatry resident, serves as an AMA delegate to make positive changes for her patients and trainee colleagues nationwide.
Physicians have immunity for good-faith psychiatric discharges
Learn why Maryland’s top court is protecting psychiatrists from medical liability when they act in good faith—even when outcomes are tragic.
Members Move Medicine: Improving the lives of uninsured patients
Even in his retirement, AMA member and psychiatrist Paul H. Wick, MD, works to improve the health and well-being of uninsured patients.
Immigration detainees have right to discharge plan
Without a meaningful care plan in place, those released from detention centers are “at risk of serious harm, including risk of death.”
Patient Support & Advocacy
New policies adopted on segregation, homelessness
Racial segregation in housing and chronic homelessness are detrimental to health and contribute to disparities.
Members Move Medicine: Preparing to shape policy
AMA member and medical student Avneet Soin has already started on the path blazed by physicians committed to public health and health policy advocacy.
Members Move Medicine: Family tragedy sparks passion for medicine
AMA member Frank Alexander Clark, MD, saw firsthand the devastating impact of illness in his family. That pushed him to seek a medical career despite the hurdles.
Members Move Medicine: Caring for the whole child
AMA member Tiffani L. Bell, MD, is working to marry training in obesity medicine and child and adolescent psychiatry to serve the whole patient. She also encourages other underrepresented minorities to pursue medicine.