Medical Ethics

Recent Articles

Mar 13, 2017

Jargon-laden explanations impede patients’ decision-making and self-care. Evidence-based methods can help close the communication gap.

Mar 10, 2017

There is a need for best practices in dealing with patient intolerance. Experts offer advice on how to proceed when hatred interferes with healing.

Mar 07, 2017

Patients who struggle to read or understand English health information are at risk of poor care. What should physicians, health organizations do to help?

Mar 03, 2017

PricewaterhouseCoopers apologized for the oops seen around the world. The AMA Code of Medical Ethics has guidance for when there is a medical error.

Feb 27, 2017

The AMA Code of Medical Ethics has guidance to help physicians decide whether to advise athletes to initiate or continue participating in their sports.