AMA COVID-19 Guides for health care professionals
AMA has compiled COVID-19 guides to assist physicians, residents, med students, private practices, health systems and other health care professionals manage the pandemic.
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.
Providing patient care remotely in a pandemic
Principle IX of the AMA Principles of Medical Ethics provides that physicians should “[s]upport access to care for all people.”
Ethical Practice in Telemedicine
All physicians who participate in telehealth/telemedicine have an ethical responsibility to uphold fundamental fiduciary obligations.
Telemedicine prompts new ethical ground rules for physicians
With the increasing use of telemedicine, delegates at the 2016 AMA Annual Meeting adopted new policy that outlines ethical ground rules for physicians using these technologies to treat patients.
AMA adopts new guidance for ethical practice in telemedicine
Ethical guidance is adopted at the AMA's Annual Meeting regarding physicians' interactions with patients via telemedicine.
3 ways physicians are prepping for telemedicine's success
More than one-half of the country now has laws in place enforcing coverage for telemedicine services, pointing to a growing trend in care delivery—but physicians still must navigate gray areas. Learn three ways physicians are prepping to pave the way for telemedicine to succeed.
How telemedicine challenges the medical profession
Skeptics worry that the benefits of telemedicine may be outweighed by diminished privacy and security of medical information and loss of the therapeutic value tied to hands-on encounters between patients and their physicians. The December issue of Virtual Mentor, the AMA’s online ethics journal, considers this issue from a variety of angles.
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