Medical Ethics

Recent Articles

Aug 04, 2017

The AMA Code of Medical Ethics has guidance to help physicians navigate the tricky terrain presented by genetic engineering.

Aug 02, 2017

Iatrogenic outcomes are particularly fraught in pediatrics, due to children’s inherent vulnerability as patients who typically lack decision-making authority.

Jul 19, 2017

The AMA Code of Medical Ethics has guidance to help physicians when they are raising funds for charity.

Jul 10, 2017

Many people with dementia can state their preferences, so clinicians are obliged to maintain patients’ roles as decision-makers.

Jun 22, 2017

Medical students and resident physicians are particularly vulnerable to moral distress, given the hierarchical nature of their training.